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mountains Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about mountains
  1. #1
    “We don’t reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. We start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved.”
  2. #2
    “Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.”
  3. #3
    “Hubris probably had something to do with it. Hall had become so adept at running climbers of all abilities up and down Everest that he got a little cocky, perhaps.”
  4. #4
    “Now, for the first time on the expedition the vista was primarily sky rather than earth.”
  5. #5
    “There were many ways down Mount Fuji, according to my guidebook, but only one way up. Life lesson in that, I thought.”
  6. #6
    “They say that the Giants aspired to the sovereignty of Heaven, and piled the mountains, heaped together, even to the lofty stars.”
  7. #7
    “You must carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain and sing while I drink so I can get strong, too.”
  1. #8
    We climbed mountains so high it seemed as if we would scrape the moon. But the Polar Express never slowed down. Faster and faster we ran along . . .
  2. #9
    “I would do anything for you,
    if convenient.
    I would move a mountain for you
    if that mountain could be moved
    with a button or with a lever that
    wasn’t too cold to the touch.”
  3. #10
    “I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”
  4. #11
    “Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds,
    That shake not, though they blow perpetually.”
  5. #12
    “Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself.”
  6. #13
    “Nothing lives long
    Only the earth and mountains”
  7. #14
    “Truly oh Gilgamish he is born in the fields like thee. The mountains have reared him.”

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  1. #15
    ″‘I don’t see anything,’ persisted Curdie. ‘Then you must believe without seeing,’ said the princess; ‘for you can’t deny it has brought us out of the mountain.‘”
  2. #16
    “What are men to rocks and mountains?”
  3. #17
    “There’s a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain...”
  4. #18
    The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains lie between us.
  5. #19
    “No place in Haiti was easy to get to and to drive to their lodge would take a couple of hours, so they sent a van to pick us up. It was already evening and the sun had just set, as we made our way up into the mountains behind Port-au-Prince.”
  6. #20
    “As we bounced along the dirt road winding through the hills, I could distinctly hear the rhythm of drums and see fires on the distant mountains. Mrs. Allen, who was with us, explained that in the 1940’s devout members of the Catholic faith considered the Voodoo rites an abomination of their faith.”
  7. #21
    “I could not help feeling that they were evil things-- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.”
  8. #22
    “That seething , half-luminous cloud-background held ineffable suggestions of a vague, ethereal beyondness far more than terrestrially spatial; and gave appalling reminders of the utter remoteness, separateness, desolation, and aeon-long death of this untrodden and unfathomed austral world.”
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