Hills are landforms that extend above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area. This page is for quotes making reference to hills.
- The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills, and you shall understand it.
- A hill is a transitional accommodation to stress, and ego may be a similar accommodation.
- There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
- Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three (1879) Pt. 2, Bk. 3, Ch. 1.
- I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
- On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
- I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
- An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome. There was something in the old power of architecture, which it had from the recluse more than from the citizen.
- John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1880), Ch. 3 : The Lamp of Power.