Quotes of Canyon

“ In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day in, day out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them? ”

- Ruth Benedict

“ Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons. ”

- Elisabeth Kubler Ross

“ Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. ”

- Don Marquis

“ A debate before 70 million people is in fact a distorting glass, a fun-house mirror in which wrinkles look like canyons and hesitation like an attack of amnesia. ”

- Peter Goldman

“ Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. ”

- Don Marquis

“ You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths. ”

- John Wesley Powell

“ Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. ”

- George Will

“ Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming grand Canyons. ”

- Bern Williams

“ I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. Never as then, amid suicides, hysteria, and groups of fainting people, have I felt the sensation of real death, death without hope, death that is nothing but rottenness, for the spectacle was terrifying but devoid of greatness… I felt something like a divine urge to bombard that whole canyon of shadow, where ambulances collected suicides whose hands were full of rings. ”

- Federico Garcia Lorca

“ The most refined skills of color printing, the intricate techniques of wide-angle photography, provide us pictures of trivia bigger and more real than life. We forget that we see trivia and notice only that the reproduction is so good. Man fulfils his dream and by photographic magic produces a precise image of the Grand Canyon… ”

- Daniel J. Boorstin
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