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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: http://www.braemoor.co.uk/cavingtrip/
OtherQuotes = '"what I hear is the murmur / Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape" - W.H Auden'; OtherQuotes = '"in hollow halls beneath the fells" - J.R.Tolkien'; OtherQuotes = '"A secret system of caves and conduits" - W.H Auden'; OtherQuotes = '"Leaning out over / The dreadful precipice, / One contemptuous tree." - W.H Auden'; OtherQuotes = '"Half our days we pass in the shadow of the earth" - Sir Thomas Browne'; OtherQuotes = '"Through caverns measureless to man" - Samual Taylor Coleridge'; OtherQuotes = '"Sand-strewn caverns, cool and deep" - Matthew Arnold'; OtherQuotes = '"immeasurable halls, filled with an everlasting music of water that tinkles into pools" - J.R.Tolkien'; OtherQuotes = '"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 = '"through its intricate tangle of rifts and chasms" - Mark Twain'; OtherQuotes = '"Deep was the cave; and downwards as it went / From the wide mouth, a rocky rough descent;" - Vergil'; OtherQuotes = '"Caves in the mountain, clefts in the wall, / My Father has to inspect them all!" - Ted Hughes'; OtherQuotes = '"There is nothing more powerful than this attraction toward the abyss" - Jules Verne'; OtherQuotes = '"It is a cavernous Earth of labyrinthine intricacy" - William Blake'; OtherQuotes = '"The truth of nature lieth in certain deep mines and caves." - Democritus'; OtherQuotes = '"The words which make up the human language are inadequate for those who venture into the depths of the earth." - Jules Verne'; OtherQuotes = '"De profundis clamavi ad te Domine" - Psalm 129'; OtherQuotes = '"The cave itself enters human awareness as soon as humans are aware of anything." - Walter Wright Arthen'; OtherQuotes = '"When I enter a cave, I go to the deep heart of the matter." - Walter Wright Arthen'; OtherQuotes = '"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 = '"It is a good thing ... to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground" - John Muir'; OtherQuotes = '"They wound this way and that, far down into the secret depths of the cave" - Mark Twain'; OtherQuotes = '"There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man" - Johnny Cash'; OtherQuotes = '"being practiced in maintaining himself on insubstantial ropes ... dancing even near abysses" - Friedrich Nietzsche'; OtherQuotes = '"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 = '"tortuous caverns, and bottomless holes with endless ropes hanging down into them" - Mark Twain'; OtherQuotes = '"This cavern is in our parish, and you have no right to be here at all" - Thomas Hardy'; OtherQuotes = '"...Und im Abgrund wohnt die Wahrheit. (...and truth lies in the abyss.)" - J.C. Von Schiller'; OtherQuotes = '"The best parts are underground." - Francis Bacon'; OtherQuotes = '"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 = '"The world underground offered an infinite field of activity" - Felix Nadar';