Plains Quotes

Quotes tagged as "plains" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Jorge Luis Borges
“There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Tracy Letts
“Hey. Please. This is not the Midwest. All right? Michigan is the Midwest, God knows why. This is the Plains: a state of mind, right, some spiritual affliction, like the Blues.”
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County

Vera Nazarian
“In the plains the grass grows tall, since there is no one to cut it. There is no one to water it either.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

William T. Sherman
“These men flocked to the plains, and were rather stimulated than retarded by the danger of an Indian war. This was another potent agency in producing the result we enjoy to-day, in having in so short a time replaced the wild buffaloes by more numerous herds of tame cattle, and by substituting for the useless Indians the intelligent owners of productive farms and cattle-ranches.”
William T. Sherman, Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When you are bored of the plains, the secret passages to the mountains suddenly appear out of nowhere before you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Plains watch the mountains and mountains watch the plains. Through looks, everything touches everything, even though they have many kilometers or even light years between them!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

S.C. Gwynne
“And now the solider toiled upward through an extremely steep ascent over rock outcroppings and ravines. At the top, they saw something few white men had ever seen: the preternaturally flat expanse of the high plains, covered only with short buffalo grass. 'As far as the eye could reach,' wrote Carter, 'not an object of any kind or living thing was in sight. It stretched out before us- one uninterrupted plain, only to be compared with the ocean in its vastness.' The scene was terrifying even for men with experience of the plains. 'This is a terrible country,' railroad worker Arthur Ferguson had written a few years earlier, 'the stillness, wildness, and desolation of which is awful... Not a tree to be seen... and it seemed as if the solitude had been eternal.”
S.C. Gwynne

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To be a plain means to die for a mountain; to be a mountain means to die for a plain! Thus, to kill a mountain, make it plain; to kill a plain, make it mountain!”
Mehmet Murat ildan