Hill Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hill" (showing 1-18 of 18)
L.M. Montgomery
“And if you couldn't be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.”
L.M. Montgomery

Stuart Hill
“And exactly how does a miserable face help the war effort?" he asked sharply, his mood beginning to change. "Will a frown bring back the dead or fortify a town? If I allow myself to laugh in the face of misery, I rest my mind from the stress of it all, and then it'll work the better for you and your war. And if I'm really to be one of your advisers, Your Majesty, accept this piece of advise: Take happiness where and when you find it, because there is going to be precious little of it in the next few months!”
Stuart Hill, The Cry of the Icemark

“If we misread the blueprint of our life, we need not be ashamed of backtracking on our chosen options. Admitting to mistakes may make us human and maybe great again. ("Sisyphus' hardship on the hill")”
Erik Pevernagie

David Paul Kirkpatrick
“Heroes do not dwell in a time of peace; heroes are hardened in a kiln against the sorrows. Their troubles sharpen the blade and make it gleaming. The glint becomes a brightness that is raised high on a hill, allowing women and men to see beyond themselves. For light swallows darkness. Truth buries death. Heroes are not born. They are filled by Music.”
David Paul Kirkpatrick, The Address Of Happiness

Jay Woodman
“Breath (from the book Blue Bridge)

Whispering to myself
With every step I take,
Trying out names, for I know
There is something yet to be called …..

I know it, something up ahead
Just around the bend
Or over the rise –
A bird taking to the sky
From the edge of a jagged cliff –
A bird floating outwards
In silence ……. A silence
Waiting for a footstep
To crunch on stones,
For a voice to fling upward
Through sharp sunlight
With a name…… calling
Before the bird could call
Before the bird called.

Oh the bird was there alright
And sure it took flight
When it heard me approach
But it broke my heart
With a mighty croak!

So I’m sitting here playing
With a purple flower
Slender stem, no leaves
Purple fizz –

And it’s quiet again.
I am still
I am nothing
And the hill
Is a long, long slope
Down, down, down to the sea
Far below.

I could roll
I could run
I could scream
But I am nothing.

A cool wind blows
And the light is naked and nameless
And the rocks are faces of angels
And the bird in the sky wheels
And cries to forget the earth
And its ancient bones –
Oh, sensual pain –
Wings…. Wings…. Wings,
Singing wings.

If only I could begin
To describe the emptiness
Which fills me to the brim
With new breath

I might almost lose my name
And take instead a feather for my soul.”
Jay Woodman

Skip Coryell
“There is no heroism in sheep. They stand on the hill and go “Baa”, as they’re being slaughtered.”
Skip Coryell, Stalking Natalie

V.C. Andrews
“If a little hill of happiness would satisfy Chris, good for him. But
after all these years of striving, hoping, dreaming, longing-I wanted a
mountain high! A hill wasn't enough.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Katherine Rundell
“To the three men in gray coats and golden buttons just cresting the hill, the pantomime was a strange one. The speck of green merged with the gray, and the black with the flash of red, as they shot off toward north.”
Katherine Rundell, The Wolf Wilder
tags: hill, north

Israelmore Ayivor
“You may not be able to move the mountain with one hit, but you can do so by picking up the rocks bit by bit! Stop loading yourself and go bit by bit... You will get there!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Jazz Feylynn
“The road had detours, stop signs, missed turns, hills and valleys, deep, deep tangled forests, ruts and potholes, icy patches, and spin-outs along the way.”
Jazz Feylynn

Mehmet Murat ildan
“For a weak person, every little hill is a giant mountain; for a strong person, every giant mountain is a little hill!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Geoffrey Hill
“Recall the cold
Of Towton on Palm Sunday before dawn,
Wakefield, Tewkesbury : fastidious trumpets
Shrilling into the ruck ; some trampled
Acres, parched, sodden or blanched by sleet,
Stuck with strange-postured dead. Recall the wind's
Flurrying, darkness over the human mire.”
Geoffrey Hill, King Log

“Be brave. Take the hill. But first answer the question, "What is my hill?”
Matthew McConaughey

Kristen Henderson
“Up past the old lime kiln
built into the side of a hill
we take a hard right at a clearing
lined by brittle apple trees
still willing to bear fruit.

I snap sticks beneath my feet
and steal pictures of the view
while you reach for something
sweet, as much as it bows
to you.”
Kristen Henderson

Israelmore Ayivor
“Throw your hands and pull up those in the valley do the hill. However, press your feet on the ground so hard that you don’t fall into the same valley together. Some people’s helping hands became their grave digging tools!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I never thought before,” said Tirin unruffled, “of the fact that there are people sitting on a hill, up there, on Urras, looking at Anarres, at us, and saying, ‘Look, there’s the Moon.’ Our earth is their Moon; our Moon is their earth.”

“Where, then, is Truth?” declaimed Bedap, and yawned.

“In the hill one happens to be sitting on,” said Tirin.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are like a city on the hill; you can't be hidden out of sight in any way! Beautify your environment and your influence will be seen from afar!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Balanced at the top of the hill
Do I explore the other side”
Richard L. Ratliff