89+ Best Mountain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mountain is a raised part of the earth’s surface, much larger than a hill, the top of which might be covered in snow. Inspirational mountain quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Mountain Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practise my religion. Anatoli Boukreev

It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir

Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains. Dee Brown

Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments. Nathaniel Hawthorne

How wild it was to let it be. Cheryl Strayed

I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains. John Muir.

Going to the mountains is like going home. John Muir

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile. Emerson

When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart. Dan May

Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. John Muir

Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. Sir Martin Conway

But the objective, the people ask, the meaning, the goal? There is no meaning, there is no goal. Mountaineering is as meaningless as life itself and thus its magic will never die. Peter Wessel Zapffe

You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you. John Muir

The last word always belongs to the mountain. Everest movie

Into the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir

Within alpinism’s narrow framework we seek transcendence and relentlessly pursue what remains hidden from us on flat ground: our true selves. Steve House

You don’t need missionaries in Colorado; you got Colorado. Trey Parker

So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for. George Leigh Mallory

What a glorious greeting the sun gives the mountains. John Muir

Those personal values, which we gain from our approach to the mountains, are great enough to enrich our life. Is not the irrationality of its very lack of purpose the deepest argument for climbing? Heinrich Harrer

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. Hermann Buhl

We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves. Todd Skinner

Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains. Jeffrey Rasley

Anyone who has been among mountains knows their indifference, has felt a brief, blazing sense of the world’s disinterest in us. In small measures, this feeling exhilarates. In full form, it annihilates. Mountain movie

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way! Dr. Seuss

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. David McCullough Jr

What are men to rocks and mountains? Jane Austen

Mountains slowly change, but they will always be there, defining Freedom. Foster Kinn

Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place. Brandi Carlile

What draws us from the low valleys to the high mountains is that noble stance of the summits! Mehmet Murat ildan

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Sylvia Plath

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. Theodore Roethke

May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold

Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery. John Ruskin

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. Rabindranath Tagore

There’s no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It’s experiencing the climb itself in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue that has to be the goal. Karyn Kusama

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis

You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you don’t climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident  it has to be intentional. Mark Udall

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. Sue Fitzmaurice

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it. Edmund Hillary

Life’s a bit like mountaineering never look down. Edmund Hillary

Life is a mountain of solvable problems, and I enjoy that. James Dyson

The pure, dry mountain air is the elixir of life. Isabella Bird

I feel like an old fashioned mountain climber when I am making discoveries, seeing something for the first time, realizing that no human before me has ever seen what I am seeing. It takes your breath away for just a moment, you feel a pause in time, as you know you are crossing a boundary into a new realm of knowledge. Heidi Hammel

My altars are the mountains and the ocean. Lord Byron

The mountains have rules. They are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul. Walter Bonatti

Some men see mountains as obstacles. Others as a canvas. Richard Paul Evans

He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. Friedrich Nietzsche

Mountains are where heaven meets earth. Anita Diament

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied it speaks in silence to the very core of your being. Ansel Adams

Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments. Nathaniel Hawthorne

I take all day to climb mountains and then spend about 10 minutes at the top admiring the view. Sebastian Thrun

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. John Muir

Climbing has shown me that I am all those things: strong and weak, brave and cowardly, both immune to and at the mercy of the death of death, all at the same time. Steve House

You can’t move mountains by whispering at them. Pink

As a professional climber, that’s the question you always get Why, why, why? It’s an ineffable thing; you can’t describe it. Jimmy Chin

Mountains draw you to a deeper place in yourself. Joan Bauer

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

Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains. William Shakespeare

Having been bred amongst mountains I am always unhappy when in a flat country. Whenever the skirts of the horizon come on a level with myself I feel myself quite uneasy and generally have a headache. James Hogg

Mountains don’t kill people, they just sit there. Ed Viesturs

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. Walt Whitman

The mountains themselves call us into greater stories. Donald Miller

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony. Ruth Bernhard

Without great mountains, we cannot reach great heights. Richard Paul Evans

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner

The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it. Herbert A. Simon

Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek. John Muir

Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. Victoria Erikson

Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever. David R. Brower

The special forces gave me the self confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself. Bear Grylls

One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. John Muir

I learn something every time I go into the mountains. Michael Kennedy

At last I feel identified with the mountains, clean, cold, hard, detached. Anna Kavan

Those who travel to mountain tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion. Robert Macfarlane

It was the work of the quiet mountains, this torrent of purity at my feet. Jack Kerouac

Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up. Tyler Knott

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down. Jeanne Moreau

Do not view mountains from the scale of human thought. Dogen

The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far. Paulo Coelho

On big routes in big mountains, speed equals safety. Steve House