60+ Best Grand Canyon Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). Profoundly inspirational Grand Canyon quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Grand Canyon Quotes

I believe in science and evolution. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon. Bill Walton

I can still remember my first experience of standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon and looking into it. It was so awesome, it took a fair amount of restraint to prevent me from jumping into it, because I was certain I could fly. Mark Goulston

If you’re ever thinking ‘Oh, but I’m a waste of space, I’m a burden’ remember, that also describes the Grand Canyon. Maria Bamford

The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon. John Wesley Powell

I would rather stumble by chance on a tiny stream in the woods than plan a trip to the Grand Canyon. Marty Rubin

Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves. John Piper

Myths that need clarification. No matter how many times you see the Grand Canyon, you are still emotionally moved to tears. False. It depends on how many children the out of towners brought with them who kicked the back of your seat from Phoenix to Flagstaff and got their gum caught in your hair. Erma Bombeck

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets. Jeri Smith

I believe in science and evolution. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon. Bill Walton

It’s not at all naturally human to see something like the Grand Canyon as beautiful. David Roberts

I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. John McCain

I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks. Paul Rudnick

We are all starved for the glory of God, not self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self. John Piper

When visiting the Grand Canyon, make sure you hike into the canyon. And be careful not to fall or step in mule poop. McKenna Shay

It is a spectacular illusion a deeply three dimensional scene flattened onto an earthly canvas. Stefanie Payne

Majestic doesn’t appeal to us. We like the Grand Canyon better with Clarence and Arlene parked in front of it, smiling. Garrison Keillor

Well, once you’ve been in the Canyon and once you’ve sort of fallen in love with it, it never ends it’s always been a fascinating place to me, in fact I’ve often said that if I ever had a mistress it would be the Grand Canyon. Barry Goldwater

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

The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock it is the book of earth. Donald C. Peattie

The big, blazing truth about man is that he has a heaven sized hole in his heart, and nothing else can fill it. We pass our lives trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles. Peter Kreeft

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. Theodore Roosevelt

With what you don’t know about me, I could just about fill the Grand Canyon. Kevin Smith

There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. Stefanie Payne

You can’t say you’re going to jump the Grand Canyon and then jump some other canyon. Evel Knievel

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

I could throw 56 pound words clear across the Grand Canyon. As a matter of course, I went into politics. Henry F. Ashurst

If there is a point to being in the canyon, it is not to rush but to linger, suspended in a blue and amber haze of in between ness, for as long as one possibly can. To float, to drift, savoring the pulse of the river on its odyssey through the canyon, and above all, to postpone the unwelcome and distinctly unpleasant moment when one is forced to reemerge and reenter the world beyond the rim that is the paramount goal. Kevin Fedarko

When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be if Earth could say, in a voice floating up perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon, “It is done.” People did not like it here. Kurt Vonnegut

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

When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in the old land. August Fruge

I don’t believe that anyone can see the Grand Canyon area for themselves and not know that we have to do everything we can to protect it for future generations. Nolan Gould

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Theodore Roosevelt

The elements that unite to make the Grand Canyon the most sublime spectacle in nature are multifarious and exceedingly diverse. John Wesley Powell

There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. Stefanie Payne

Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis

There’s not a single person in Arizona today who would say the Grand Canyon was a mistake. Stewart Udall

If you are working, almost like with layers of the Grand Canyon, there’s history within those layers. Leonardo Drew

Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis

We are all starved for the glory of God, not self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self. John Piper

The Grand Canyon is living evidence of the power of water over a period of time. The power may not manifest immediately. Water can be very powerful, like a tidal wave. Frederick Lenz.

But to carve the Grand Canyon, Earth required millions of years. To excavate Meteor Crater, the universe, using a sixty thousand ton asteroid traveling upward of twenty miles per second, required a fraction of a second. No offense to Grand Canyon lovers, but for my money, Meteor Crater is the most amazing natural landmark in the world. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Occasionally we glimpse the South Rim, four or five thousand feet above. From the rims the canyon seems oceanic at the surface of the river the feeling is intimate. Barry López.

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets. Jeri Smith

I don’t believe that anyone can see the Grand Canyon area for themselves and not know that we have to do everything we can to protect it for future generations. Nolan Gould

The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves. John Piper

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful. Jeri Smith

The Grand Canyon is living evidence of the power of water over a period of time. The power may not manifest immediately. Water can be very powerful, like a tidal wave. Frederick Lenz

Well, once you’ve been in the Canyon and once you’ve sort of fallen in love with it, it never ends it’s always been a fascinating place to me, in fact I’ve often said that if I ever had a mistress it would be the Grand Canyon. Barry Goldwater

I would rather stumble by chance on a tiny stream in the woods than plan a trip to the Grand Canyon. Marty Rubin

The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. John Wesley Powell

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

If there is a point to being in the canyon, it is not to rush but to linger, suspended in a blue and amber haze of in between ness, for as long as one possibly can. To float, to drift, savoring the pulse of the river on its odyssey through the canyon, and above all, to postpone the unwelcome and distinctly unpleasant moment when one is forced to reemerge and reenter the world beyond the rim that is the paramount goal. Kevin Fedarko

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

Occasionally we glimpse the South Rim, four or five thousand feet above. From the rims the canyon seems oceanic at the surface of the river the feeling is intimate. Barry López

Well, once you’ve been in the Canyon and once you’ve sort of fallen in love with it, it never ends it’s always been a fascinating place to me, in fact I’ve often said that if I ever had a mistress it would be the Grand Canyon. Barry Goldwater

The Colorado River did not form the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was formed as the flood went down. Kevin Hovid

I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. John McCain

“The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain. John Wesley Powell

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