Are you ready to move mountains? These 10 literary quotes about mountains will inspire you to literally or figuratively climb a mountain.
1. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”―John Muir, The Mountains of California
2. “What are men to rocks and mountains?”―Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
3. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”―John Muir, Our National Parks
4. “Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
―William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire
5. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”―John Muir, The Mountains of California
6. “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.”―Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination
7. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”―Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond
8. “You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.”―Paulo Coelho, Aleph
9. “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.”―John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra
10. “Kid, you’ll move mountains.”―Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!