colloid hydrogel consisting of fine granular material, clay, and water

Quicksand is a colloid hydrogel consisting of fine granular material (such as sand or silt), clay, and water. It forms in saturated loose sand when the sand is suddenly agitated. When water in the sand cannot escape, it creates a liquefied soil that loses strength and cannot support weight.

Quotes edit

  • This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilising drug of gradualism.  Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.  Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.  Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children.  Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.  Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

From film edit

  • Henry "Mutt" Williams-Jones III:  What is it, quicksand?
    Marion Ravenwood:  I'm calm.
    Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.:  No, it's a drysand pit.
    Marion:  I'm sinking, but I'm calm.
    "Indiana"Quicksand is a mix of sand, mud and water and depending on the viscosity it's not as dangerous as people sometimes think.
    Marion:  For Pete's sake, Jones, we're not in school!
    "Indiana":  Don't worry.  There's nothing to worry about unless there's a… [suddenly there is a void collapse] …a void collapse.
  • Sergeant Calhoun:   What is this?  [sees signNesquik-sand!?
    Fix-It Felix, Jr:  Quicksand?  Oh, I'll hop out and grab you one of those vines.  [tries unsuccessfully to hop]  I can't hop.  I'm hopless.  This is hopeless!  We're gonna drown here!
    Sergeant Calhoun:   Stop thrashing.  Stop—stop, you're making us sink faster. [Felix continues thrashing]  Get ahold of yourself!  [hits Felix]

From music edit

  • I have died a thousand days
    Just to feel this quicksand
    And every movement is embraced
    By this sweet frustration
    • Audiovent, "Sweet Frustration," Dirty Sexy Knights in Paris (2002).
  • Our mother's philosophy
    It feels like quicksand
    And if she sinks
    I'm going down with her
    • Björk, "Quicksand," Vulnicura (2015).
  • Should I kiss the viper's fang
    Or herald loud the death of Man
    I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
    And I ain't got the power anymore
  • Your father's gone a-hunting
    In the quicksand and the clay
    And a woman cannot follow him
    Although she knows the way
  • Slow, sinking feeling
    Kills the mood you're conveying
    And it pulls me far down below
  • 'Cause the world waits around
    But I keep slipping and losing ground
  • Stop you're talking down
    I lack the strength to sit or stand
    I lost my self confidence in the quicksand
    In the quicksand
    In the quicksand
    In the quicksand
  • Our love is quicksand
    So easy to drown
    They steal the gravity, yeah
    From moving ground
    • Hole, "Dying," Celebrity Skin (1998).
  • Some people fall in love and touch the sky
    Some people fall in love and find quicksand
    • Incubus, "Quicksand," Light Grenades (2006).
  • Nothing but a castle built on top of a swamp of quicksand
    • Blyss (later known as Lifehouse), "Mudpie," Diff's Lucky Day (1999).
  • Figure eighting in quicksand
    • R.E.M., "The Ascent of Man," Around the Sun (2004).
  • That someone is you
    That someone is you
    That someone has pulled me up and out of cartoon quicksand
    Pulled me up and out of me
    • R.E.M., "That Someone Is You," Collapse into Now (2011).
  • Feet first into the quicksand
    Every day we are surrendering
    Never straying from the game plan
    I keep hoping you will take my hand and stand up
    • Rise Against, "A Beautiful Indifference," The Black Market (2014).
  • You're nothing but a history
    A second here and then you're gone
    Quicksand, quicksand all around
    Turn the corner just beyond
  • Deviate all by means in name
    'Cause we all crawl in quicksand the same

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