Mountain quotes

  • When I'm in power, here's how I'm gonna put the country back on its feet. I'm going to put sterilizing agents in the following products: Sunny Delight, Mountain Dew, and Thick-Crust Pizza. Only the 'tardiest of the 'tards like the thick crust.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Country #Feet #Mountain

  • You’ve got mountains of your own, I’ll bet on it. Take heart. Be encouraged. Remain steadfast. Hang on for dear life. You’ve got a better grip than you realize.
    -- Adam Young

    #Heart #Mountain #Realizing

  • Place (or put) a spider on top of a mountain, it will only try to catch flies; alas, they are many those who, in the figurative meaning, have spider's eyes.
    -- African Spir

    #Eye #Mountain #Trying

  • There's no one who's dropped on top of the mountain. You've got to work your way to the top.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Mountain #Way

  • The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Differences #Perspective #Mountain

  • Every man needs to find a peak, a mountain top or a remote island of his own choosing that he reaches under his own power alone in his own good time.
    -- Alain Gerbault

    #Men #Islands #Mountain

  • All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Mountain #Building #Forbidden

  • In 2003, I almost died of an intestinal blockage when I was on a mountain in Chile, filming a segment for 'Scientific American Frontiers.'
    -- Alan Alda

    #Mountain #Chile #Blockage

  • Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Long #Mountain #Enough

  • Mechanized recreation already has seized nine-tenths of the woods and mountains; a decent respect for minorities should dedicate the other tenth to wilderness.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Mountain #Minorities #Woods

  • Share your presence with others, no boundaries, completely, openly, lovingly. Love is what makes us alive, that is why we feel so alive when we love. Service is being available to love. Life is the combustion of love. That we love ourselves here, that is the true magnificence in the mountains of being.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Love Life #Love Is #Mountain

  • Journeying through secret doors, curving corridors, and connecting rooms into the mountain was like being digested by the different organs of a deity.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Doors #Secret #Mountain

  • You want to climb the mountain because it’s there and you know you can do it.
    -- Alex Zanardi

    #Mountain #Want #Climbs

  • Nothing but mountains filled with barbarous ethnics with views as medieval as their muskets, and unspeakably cruel too
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Views #Mountain #Medieval

  • I am just a person who can't skate in the mountains
    -- Alexei Yagudin

    #Mountain #Persons

  • I am like the she-wolf / I broke with the pack / I fled to the mountains / Growing tired of the flatlands.
    -- Alfonsina Storni

    #Tired #Mountain #Growing

  • Whoever has not ascended mountains knows little of the beauties of Nature.
    -- Alfred William Howitt

    #Mountain #Littles #Nature Beauty

  • I often think of those marvelous weeks spent in the Waddington Range in 1950. 2 new routes on the northern side of the peak and the 3rd ascent of the mountain as well. Waddington is one of the more beautiful peaks in all of Canada and it's only 175 miles north of Vancouver. B.C.!!
    -- Allen Steck

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Mountain

  • ...we were like two people standing apart on separate mountain peaks, recklessly leaning forward to throw stones at one another, unaware of the dangerous chasm that separated us.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Two #People #Mountain

  • To see the greatness of a mountain, one must keep one's distance.
    -- Anagarika Govinda

    #Distance #Greatness #Mountain

  • Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Ambition #Practice #Mountain

  • Mountains have the power to call us into their realms and there, left forever, are our friends whose great souls were longing for the heights. Do not forget the mountaineers who have not returned from the summits.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Forever #Soul #Mountain

  • Honestly, I do not experience fear in the mountains. On the contraryI feel my shoulders straightening, squaring, like the birds as they straighten their wings. I enjoy the freedom and the altitude. It is only when I return to life below that I feel the world's weight on my shoulders.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Wings #Bird #Mountain

  • I've realised that at the top of the mountain, there's another mountain.
    -- Andrew Garfield


  • It's always strange to read the things you've hoped for in the past because by now those hopes may be spoken for or gone, transformed or altogether forgotten. Like time, hope can be so senseless. It can carry us up mountains or lie us in the quicksand. But like time, hope is unstoppable, inevitable, and blind. Sometimes we travel fast, hurdling towards the unknown, sometimes the unknown comes hurdling towards us while we watch time standing still.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Lying #Past #Mountain

  • Everybody wants to reach the top of the mountain, but there is no growth at the peak. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Motivational #Growth #Mountain

  • When I played Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings,' if I was climbing up the side of a mountain, which I physically did, you know, I was on every single occasion swimming through streams, all of that, that wasn't captured. That was filmed on 35 millimeter, and for certain of those shots, it was rotoscoped and painted over.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Swimming #Climbing #Mountain

  • Many of the tribal peoples of the world recognize that there are four places in nature where you can find deep peace and remember who you really are. One is in the deep woods; one is in the desert; one in the mountains and one near the ocean
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Ocean #Mountain #Desert

  • Mountains are where heaven meets earth.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Heaven #Mountain #Earth

  • I know I've got a death wish. I've never enjoyed my life, I've never liked people. I love the mountains because they are the negation of life, indestructible, inhuman, untouchable, indifferent, as I want to be.
    -- Anna Kavan

    #People #Mountain #Wish

  • At last I feel identified with the mountains, clean, cold, hard, detached.
    -- Anna Kavan

    #Mountain #Lasts #Cold

  • I'm a huge camper, and love hiking and mountain biking.
    -- Anna Torv

    #Hiking #Mountain #And Love

  • No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Nature #Silence #Mountain

  • I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Magic #Mountain #Gone

  • Look at it this way: if you write the novel of 'Cold Mountain,' it costs exactly the same to produce and market as a novel set in a room. If you make the film, the disparity of costs is huge.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Writing #Mountain #Looks

  • No studio in Hollywood wanted 'Cold Mountain.' None. No one wanted 'Ripley,' no one wanted 'The English Patient.' That tells you there isn't really an appetite for ambitious movie-making out there.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Ambitious #Mountain #Hollywood

  • The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it...
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Trying #Mountain #Way

  • There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.
    -- Anya Seton

    #Mountain #Trails

  • There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Feet #Mountain #Gathering

  • Like the Impressionists, I enjoy the effects of light, and especially natural light on the figure. If I could, I would take each viewer along to my favorite places along the seacoasts or in the mountains to the secret places of nature.
    -- Ariana Richards

    #Light #Secret #Mountain

  • You never conquer a mountain. You just stand on the top a few moments. Then the wind blows your footprints away.
    -- Arlene Blum

    #Blow #Wind #Mountain

  • It's about the time I was riding my Motorcycle, going down a mountain road at 150 miles an hour, playing my guitar.
    -- Arlo Guthrie

    #Guitar #Motorcycle #Mountain

  • Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Spring #Despair #Mountain

  • All I can say is that you only realize how big your mountain is once youre laying motionless, helpless, and hopeless in the valley below. No one goes there on purpose, if you get what Im saying, because the only way to find your personal low is to slip and roll down that mountain of yours, straight through to the bottom, no holds barred.
    -- Artie Lange

    #Mountain #Valleys #Purpose

  • Mozart is a garden, Schubert is a forest in light and shade, but Beethoven is a mountain range,
    -- Artur Schnabel

    #Garden #Light #Mountain

  • The grave is a very small hillock, but we can see farther from it, when standing on it, than from the highest mountain in all the world.
    -- August Tholuck

    #Mountain #World #Graves

  • To know the hight [sic] of a mountain, one must climb it.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Philosophy #Mountain #Climbs

  • Mountains have been formed by one [or other] of the causes of the formation of stone, most probably from agglutinative clay which slowly dried and petrified during ages of which we have no record. It seems likely that this habitable world was in former days uninhabitable and, indeed, submerged beneath the ocean. Then, becoming exposed little by little, it petrified in the course of ages.
    -- Avicenna

    #Ocean #Mountain #Age

  • I have stood on a mountain of no's for one yes.
    -- B. Smith

    #Inspiring #Mountain

  • I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows.
    -- Barry Mann

    #Boys #Mountain #Talent

  • Above Coblentz almost every mountain has a ruin and a legend. One feels everywhere the spirit of the past, and its stirring recollections come back upon the mind with irresistible force.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Past #Mind #Mountain

  • So far as female beauty is concerned, the Circassian women have no superiors. They have preserved in their mountain home the purity of the Grecian models, and still display the perfect physical loveliness, whose type has descended to us in the Venus de Medici.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Home #Perfect #Mountain

  • Oh! what waves of crime and bloodshed have swept like the waves of a deluge down the valley of the Rhine! War has laid his mailed hand on those desolate towers and ruthlessly torn down what time has spared, yet he could not mar the beauty of the shore, nor could Time himself hurl down the mountains that guard it.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #War #Hands #Mountain

  • I was super skeptical about doing TV. I said no three times, part of which was confidence because I didn't really understand that world. I know how to climb mountains and do all that, but I wasn't a TV person.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Mountain #Three #World

  • There are times when personal experience keeps us from reaching the mountain top and so we let it go because the weight of it is too heavy. And sometimes the mountain top is difficult to reach with all our resources, factual and confessional, so we are just there, collectively grasping, feeling the limitations of knowledge, longing together, yearning for a way to reach that highest point. Even this yearning is a way to know.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Feelings #Together #Mountain

  • The older I get, the more of a recluse I turn into. I love the social aspect of my work. It’s like a commune and gets very intense and very sociable. Then when I am not working, I shut myself away, so I can see myself living up a mountain.
    -- Ben Daniels

    #Mountain #Intense #Social

  • The mountain rill Seeks with no surer flow the far bright sea, Than my unchang'd affections flow to thee.
    -- Benjamin

    #Sea #Mountain #Flow

  • Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Clouds #Circles #Mountain

  • When the foot of the' mountain is enveloped in mist, the mountain appears to us much loftier than it is; so also when the ground and basis of a disaster is not clear to us.
    -- Berthold Auerbach

    #Feet #Mountain #Disaster

  • To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told -- that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Nature #Animal #Mountain

  • Don't panic and lose hope even if there's a mountain in your pathtalk to the One who created the mountains.
    -- Bilal Philips

    #Mountain #Panic

  • Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
    -- Bill Bradley

    #Thinking #Environmental #Mountain

  • There's a world out there, and you've got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.
    -- Bill Janklow

    #Hiking #Mountain #Looks

  • Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.
    -- Black Elk

    #Clouds #White #Mountain

  • Something very significant appears to be happening in America. There is a dramatic shift in voter affinity toward the GOP, and it may prove to be the mountain-too-high for Barack Obama's campaign.
    -- Bob Beauprez

    #America #Mountain #Campaigns

  • Beyond here lies nothin' But the mountains of the past
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Lying #Past #Mountain

  • Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche
    -- Bob Goff

    #Rocks #Mountain #Have Faith

  • Stood alone on a mountain top, starin' out at the Great Divide. I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise.
    -- Bob Seger

    #Philosophy #Soul #Mountain

  • I guess I am handsome - in certain parts of the world. If I was, like, in Mongolia, living on a mountain and in my village, I could be the hottest guy. In L.A., I'm ... average?
    -- Bobby Lee

    #Average #Guy #Mountain

  • She sang a lot of songs. 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain' and things like that. But the one she was really good at singing was 'I Found a Peanut.' Now I know why she sang that so many times.
    -- Bobby Petrino

    #Song #Singing #Mountain

  • Maybe when you were born on the top of the mountain you could pretend the mountain didn't matter, but those who climbed it and those born at its base who could never climb at all knew differently.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Mountain #Matter #Born

  • I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.
    -- Brian Andreas

    #Rivers #Secret #Mountain

  • We know people by their stories: their history, their habits, their secrets, their triumphs and failures. We know them by what they do. We want to know mountains too, but they’ve got no story. So we do the next best thing. We throw ourselves onto them and make the stories happen.
    -- Bruce Barcott

    #People #Secret #Mountain

  • The thing that I still come back away with is how close so many people feel to the mountain [Mt. Rainier] emotionally and psychically, and yet how far away the world is when you're on the mountain.
    -- Bruce Barcott

    #People #Mountain #World

  • Coconut oil has been described as the “World's Healthiest Dietary Oil”. There is a mountain of historical evidence and medical research to verify this fact
    -- Bruce Fife

    #Oil #Historical #Mountain

  • For the mountains shall depart
    -- Bryn Terfel


  • For most of us the prayer in Gethsemane is the only model. Removing mountains can wait.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Prayer #Waiting #Mountain

  • And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Moving #Mountain #Might

  • I, like most of my friends, couldn't believe I bought a mountain called Misery Mountain, because it was so appropriate.
    -- Caleb Carr

    #Believe #Mountain #Misery

  • I have a grim outlook on the world, and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it, but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason.
    -- Caleb Carr

    #Years #Humanity #Mountain

  • A man climbs a mountain because it is there. An artist makes a work of art because it is not there.
    -- Carl Andre

    #Art #Men #Mountain

  • I bicycle 12,000-foot mountain passes, run, cross train, skate-ski, hike and mountain bike.
    -- Carre Otis

    #Running #Feet #Mountain

  • Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
    -- Carter G. Woodson

    #Past #Mountain #Gold

  • I love England though; I've been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across England on our honeymoon!
    -- Catherine Bell

    #Husband #Museums #Mountain

  • Have you ever thought that the only ugl things in this Cove are man's fault, while the beautiful things are God's work? Look at those mountains.
    -- Catherine Marshall

    #Beautiful #Men #Mountain

  • If thou shouldst paint mountains in a good style and to look natural, take some large stones full of cracks and copy them.
    -- Cennino Cennini

    #Style #Mountain #Cracks

  • Each soil has had its own history. Like a river, a mountain, a forest, or any natural thing, its present condition is due to the influences of many things and events of the past.
    -- Charles Kellogg

    #Past #Rivers #Mountain

  • We were contented to let things remain as the Great Spirit Chief made them. They were not; and would change the rivers and mountains if they did not suit them.
    -- Chief Joseph

    #Rivers #Mountain #Suits

  • I don't really go mountain biking per se, like a proper sport.
    -- Chris Cornell

    #Sports #Mountain #Mountain Biking

  • There’s going to be a lesbian Brokeback Mountain and it’s going to star Beyonce and Eva Longoria,
    -- Chris McDaniel

    #Stars #Brokeback Mountain #Mountain

  • A genuine passion is like a mountain stream; it admits of no impediment; it cannot go backward; it must go forward.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Passion #Mountain #Genuine

  • I have lots of other mountains that I would like to climb. I have no dream of Everest, but there are some, like Mount Fuji, I'd like to do.
    -- Christy Turlington

    #Dream #Mountain #Everest

  • Being positive is like going up a mountain. Being negative is like sliding down a hill. A lot of times, people want to take the easy way out, because it's basically what they've understood throughout their lives.
    -- Chuck D

    #People #Being Positive #Mountain

  • I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.
    -- Cicely Tyson

    #Believe #Thinking #Mountain

  • For the record, if there's anyone who could flirt with a mountain range, it's probably the person standing in front of you.
    -- Clara

    #Flirting #Mountain #Records

  • Vic bears you no ill will. He is outside drinking the Dew of the Mountain and will be glad to see you yourself again" Ranulf said to Lucas.
    -- Claudia Gray

    #Drinking #Mountain #Dew

  • Making mountains out of molehills sells more books than a study of molehills.
    -- Cliff Asness

    #Book #Mountain #Study

  • I went to live in Barcelona in 1975, when I was twenty. Even before I went there, I knew more about the Spanish Civil War than I did about the Irish Civil War. I liked Barcelona, and then I grew to like a place in the Catalan Pyrenees called the Pillars, especially an area between the village of Flavors and the high mountains around it.
    -- Colm Toibin

    #War #Mountain #Twenties

  • We show our adoration by going to visit Christ in the tabernacle or exposed in the monstrance. Would it not indeed be a failing in respect to neglect the divine Guest who awaits us? He dwells there, really present, He who was present in the crib, at Nazareth, upon the mountains of Judea, in the supper-room, upon the Cross. It is the same Jesus who said to the Samaritan woman, 'If thou didst know the gift of God!'
    -- Columba Marmion

    #Jesus #Mountain #Nazareth

  • When the lambs is lost in the mountain, he said. They is cry. Sometime come the mother. Sometime the wolf.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Mother #Mountain #Lambs