Basaltic Lava

Famous quotes containing the words basaltic and/or lava:

    I lived for a long time under vast porticos
    That maritime suns tinted with a thousand fires,
    And whose great pillars, straight and majestuous
    In the evening made seem like basaltic caves.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    We walk on molten lava on which the claw of a fly or the fall of a hair makes its impression, which being received, the mass hardens to flint and retains every impression forevermore.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)