Polar Quotes

Quotes tagged as "polar" (showing 1-12 of 12)
“I am just going outside and may be some time." Reportedly the last words of Lawrence Oates according to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who commanded the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole 1911/12.”
Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates

Harriet Prescott Spofford
“We found, before the hands of the dial had taught us the lapse of a week, that this would be something not to be endured. The sun sank lower every day behind the crags and silvery horns; the heavens grew to wear a hue of violet, almost black, and yet unbearably dazzling; as the notes of our voices fell upon the atmosphere they assumed a metallic tone, as if the air itself had become frozen from the beginning of the world and they tinkled against it; our sufferings had mounted in their intensity till they were too great to be resisted.”
Harriet Prescott Spofford, The Moonstone Mass and Others

Will Advise
“With all the global warming going around nowadays, it would only take the stubbornness of a mule and the patience of a sitting duck to achieve what no man has ever done before – namely melt the ice in a wax figure’s beaten heart that was chopped off and hidden 50 meters under the polar ice caps in Alaska, to protect it from feeling.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Steven Magee
“I routinely use my blue sky "Device" and it works very well for me.”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Virginia Woolf
“For the philosopher is right who says that nothing is thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Abdelouahab Hammoudi
“Tom,"said Eric," just yesterday, you were a complete stranger to us! Now, you are part of our lives!”
Abdelouahab Hammoudi, The Golden Nightingale

Petter Dass
“Det siunes at Verdens bortliggende Kandt,
Vil have sig noget forvaret iblandt,
Naturen er icke forbunden
Til een eller annen besynderlig Tract,
Gud haver og noget ved Polen nedlagt,
Hvorved er Fornøyelse funden.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

“I must say that the charm of the Arctic, its infinite diversity, its aloofness from the rest of the world, made it a field which gives its own reward. Only those who have seen the magnificent sunsets over the ice, who have…been buffeted by storms… can appreciate the spell which always draws us back there.”
Louise Arner Boyd

Jasmine Walt
“Your life and knowledge are the most valuable commodities you have, Polar―don't be so hasty to throw them away.”
Jasmine Walt, Forsaken by Magic

“There it was, the land under 80 degrees, a land of stern magnificence, where icebergs rear up almost to the very mountaintops, and mountain rises above mountain; there it was, inviolate, alive to the raucous voice of millions of birds, the continuous staccato bark of foxes, the castanet click as the hoofs of great herds of deer fell in a swinging trot; there it was, surrounded by waters whose surface was slashed and sprayed by schools of walrus and whales that had swum there before ever man was born.”
Jeannette Mirsky, To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times

“Many Fujiyamas lie in a row along our coast to the south. As the distance increases, their sombre blackness seems to be lit up by a deep red light. They take on every shade from red to lilac, and all the colours have a glowing depth that is neved found in the landscape at home, or at most only in some exquisite flowers. In the holy stillness, everything is lit by a supernatural brightness. Two gulls fly low and silent close by the hut toward the fiord. They are lit up by the red rays of the bright sun. Their magnificent broad wings are a deep pink in the turquoise sky.”
Christiane Ritter, A Woman in the Polar Night

“I have got the Arctic lure and will certainly go North again.”
Louise Arner Boyd