Caving Quotes

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Before records began
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Before records began
 But if you could just see the beauty
 These things I could never describe
 These pleasures a wayward distraction
 Is this my one lucky prize?

Isolation - Ian Curtis, Joy Division, Closer

Nicked from John Garden's fantastic site:

OtherQuotes[0] = '"what I hear is the murmur / Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape" - W.H Auden';
OtherQuotes[1] = '"in hollow halls beneath the fells" - J.R.Tolkien';
OtherQuotes[2] = '"A secret system of caves and conduits"  - W.H Auden';
OtherQuotes[3] = '"Leaning out over / The dreadful precipice, / One contemptuous tree." - W.H Auden';
OtherQuotes[4] = '"Half our days we pass in the shadow of the earth" - Sir Thomas Browne';
OtherQuotes[5] = '"Through caverns measureless to man" - Samual Taylor Coleridge';
OtherQuotes[6] = '"Sand-strewn caverns, cool and deep" - Matthew Arnold';
OtherQuotes[7] = '"immeasurable halls, filled with an everlasting music of water that tinkles into pools" - J.R.Tolkien';
OtherQuotes[8] = '"we should open up new ways, and display far chambers that are still dark, glimpsed only as a void beyond fissures in the rock" - J.R.Tolkien';
OtherQuotes[9] = '"through its intricate tangle of rifts and chasms" - Mark Twain';
OtherQuotes[10] = '"Deep was the cave; and downwards as it went / From the wide mouth, a rocky rough descent;" - Vergil';
OtherQuotes[11] = '"Caves in the mountain, clefts in the wall, / My Father has to inspect them all!" - Ted Hughes';
OtherQuotes[12] = '"There is nothing more powerful than this attraction toward the abyss" - Jules Verne';
OtherQuotes[13] = '"It is a cavernous Earth of labyrinthine intricacy" - William Blake';
OtherQuotes[14] = '"The truth of nature lieth in certain deep mines and caves." - Democritus';
OtherQuotes[15] = '"The words which make up the human language are inadequate for those who venture into the depths of the earth." - Jules Verne';
OtherQuotes[16] = '"De profundis clamavi ad te Domine" - Psalm 129';
OtherQuotes[17] = '"The cave itself enters human awareness as soon as humans are aware of anything." - Walter Wright Arthen';
OtherQuotes[18] = '"When I enter a cave, I go to the deep heart of the matter." - Walter Wright Arthen';
OtherQuotes[19] = '"There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth ... that never was seen, nor never shall be" - Joseph Hall';
OtherQuotes[20] = '"It is a good thing ... to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground" - John Muir';
OtherQuotes[21] = '"They wound this way and that, far down into the secret depths of the cave" - Mark Twain';
OtherQuotes[22] = '"There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man" - Johnny Cash';
OtherQuotes[23] = '"being practiced in maintaining himself on insubstantial ropes ... dancing even near abysses" - Friedrich Nietzsche';
OtherQuotes[24] = '"The descent to Avernus is easy; ... but to retrace one's steps and return to the upper air, that is the toil, that the difficulty." - Virgil';
OtherQuotes[25] = '"tortuous caverns, and bottomless holes with endless ropes hanging down into them" - Mark Twain';
OtherQuotes[26] = '"This cavern is in our parish, and you have no right to be here at all" - Thomas Hardy';
OtherQuotes[27] = '"...Und im Abgrund wohnt die Wahrheit. (...and truth lies in the abyss.)" - J.C. Von Schiller';
OtherQuotes[28] = '"The best parts are underground." - Francis Bacon';
OtherQuotes[29] = '"I came to the entrance of a great cavern... two emotions suddenly arose in me, ... fear of the threatening dark cave, desire to see whether there are any marvelous thing within"- Leonardo da Vinci';
OtherQuotes[30] = '"The world underground offered an infinite field of activity" - Felix Nadar';