Famous quotes containing the words south, mountains, list, mountain, peaks and/or blue:
“They were more than hostile. In the first place, I was a south Georgian and I was looked upon as a fiscal conservative, and the Atlanta newspapers quite erroneously, because they didnt know anything about me or my background here in Plains, decided that I was also a racial conservative.”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
“Nelse McLeod: Faith can move mountains Milt, but it cant beat a faster draw. Theres only three men I know with his kind of speedones dead, the others me, and the third is Cole Thornton.
Cole Thornton: Theres a fourth.
McLeod: Which one are you?
Thornton: Im Thornton.”
—Leigh Brackett (19151978)
“Religious literature has eminent examples, and if we run over our private list of poets, critics, philanthropists and philosophers, we shall find them infected with this dropsy and elephantiasis, which we ought to have tapped.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“He was a foola brilliant man and I loved his beard, and there was the mountain ax in his brain, and all the blood poured out, and he could not see the Mexican sun. Your people raised the ax, and the last blood of revolutionary mankind, his poor blood, ran into the carpet.”
—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)
“On the secret map the assassins
Cloistered, the Moon River was marked
Near the eighteen peaks and the city
Of humiliation and defeat ...”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“They said, You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.
The man replied, Things as they are
Are changed upon a blue guitar.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)