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mountains Quotes

42 of the best book quotes about mountains
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“We don’t reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. We start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved.”
Cheryl Strayed
author
Brave Enough
book
mountains
achievements
blood
metaphor
starting point
climbing
concepts
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Now, for the first time on the expedition the vista was primarily sky rather than earth.”
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“There were many ways down Mount Fuji, according to my guidebook, but only one way up. Life lesson in that, I thought.”
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“They say that the Giants aspired to the sovereignty of Heaven, and piled the mountains, heaped together, even to the lofty stars.”
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“You must carry Madame Zeroni up the mountain and sing while I drink so I can get strong, too.”
Holes
book
Elya
Madame Zeroni
characters
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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 . . .
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“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.”
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“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”
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“Ay, to the proof; as mountains are for winds, That shake not, though they blow perpetually.”
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“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.”
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“Nothing lives long Only the earth and mountains”
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“Truly oh Gilgamish he is born in the fields like thee. The mountains have reared him.”
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″‘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.‘”
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“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
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“There’s a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain...”
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The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains lie between us.
Homer
author
Achilles
character
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“I could not help feeling that they were evil things-- mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.”
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“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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“But as he looked down over the other side he slipped-- And there wasn’t any other side of the mountain. He was falling, in thin air. ”
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“Harold knew that the higher up he went, the farther he could see. So he decided to make the hill into a mountain.”
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″ ‘If you become a rock on the mountain high above me,’ said his mother, ‘I will be a mountain climber, and I will climb to where you are.’ ”
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″ ‘If you become a fisherman,’ said the little bunny, ‘I will become a rock on the mountain, high above you.’ ”
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“In the distance thunder echoed round the mountains. The air was heavy and humid. I was sweating, but the sweat was turning cold in my forehead. I jumped across the ditch of the last terraced field and looked down to where my home had always been. The house was gone.”
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“Grimpow held the stone and felt the mineral’s warmth in spite of the cool mountain air.”
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“Mountains and fountains Rain down on me Buried in berries What a jam jamboree!”
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“He was enjoying his trip immensely. It was beautiful weather. Day and night he moved up and down, up and down, on waves as big as mountains, and he was full of wonder, full of enterprise, and full of love for life.”
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“To save Rin, Rowan and his companions must conquer not only the Mountain’s many tricks, but also the fierce dragon that lives at its peak. ”
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“The Bear went over the mountain, the Bear went over the mountain. The Bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see. But all that he could see. But all that he could see.”
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“The Bear went over the mountains, the Bear went over the mountain, the Bear went over the mountain To see what he could see.”
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“But that is all right, because there is always something just as exciting to try next! ”
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“The bear went over the mountain, to see what he could see, hear what he could hear, smell what he could smell, touch what he could touch, and taste what he could taste; what a busy bear!”
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“But all that he could see, but all that he could see, The other side of the mountain, the other side of the mountain, then he got stuck up a tree!”
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“The Hare hopped over the mountain, to see where Bear could be. On the other side of the mountain, she helped to set Bear free.”
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“Drac and the Gremlin leap aboard her Anti-Gravity solar-powered Planet Hopper. They sweep through the clouds to the Mountains of the White Wizard. “
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“There she was, hurrying over the last hill facing the mountain. She always glanced behind her, never trusting the empty trail as she raced ahead, carrying something. M.C. knew the story by heart. He knew she ran for freedom. She carried a baby.”
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“Will it really be mine—this mountain? Daddy says it will one day. He loved the mountain, its long, lingering dawns. But he frowned, squinting off at the hills with night still huddled in their folds. Now it won’t ever be mine.”
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“As if in a trance, M.C. gazed out over the rolling hills. He sensed Sarah moving through undergrowth up the mountainside. As if past were present. As if he were a ghost, waiting, and she, the living.”
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“The blackness grew grey and paler grey, and miles and miles of monotonous gum samplings lay between the train and the sky. Up burst the sun, and the world grew soft and rosy like a baby waked from sleep. Then the grey gathered again, the pink, quivering lights faded out, and the rain came down - torrents of it, beating against the shaking window-glass, whirled wildly ahead by a rough morning wind, flying down from the mountains.”

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