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Mountain Quotes and Captions You Need to Read Now

September 13, 2021
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In my mind, there are no quotes about mountains more iconic than Julie Andrew’s spirited “Climb Every Mountain” from Sound of Music. In fact, I haven’t been able to get the tune out of my head all day.

There are actually so many good mountain quotes because mountains can serve as a metaphor for the climb or the journey one takes in life and mountains are also such a serene part of nature.

Browse these inspirational quotes about the mountains and uncover the ones that speak to you. Don’t forget to share which mountains quotes are your favorites in the comments below!

Quotes About Mountains

“Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, ‘Till you find your dream” – Sound of Music

famous mountain quotes

“There is no wifi in the mountains, but I promise you will find a better connection.”

“Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!” – Nyki Mack

“Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.” – Victoria Erikson

“Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Be like a mountain, aim to touch the sky but stay rooted to the ground” – Unknown

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.” – Rene Daumal

“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” – Brooke Hampton

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” – Bridget Asher

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir

quotes about mountains

“So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear.” Wu Ming-Yi

“Once Everest was determined to be the highest summit on earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.” – Jon Krakauer

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” – John Lubbock

“There’s a world out there, and you’ve got to look at both sides of the mountain in your lifetime.” – Bill Janklow

The Three Rules of Mountaineering: It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – Unknown

“Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

Quotes About Climbing a Mountain

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

“The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls.” – Lori Lansens

climb mountain quotes

“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

“The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

“I take all day to climb mountains and then spend 10 minutes at the top admiring the view.” – Sebastian Thrun

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.

“Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.” – Unknown

Mountain Top Quotes

“Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.” – Andy Andrews

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs

“The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” Herbert A. Simon

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

mountain top quotes

“The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.” – Paulo Coelho

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.” – Jeanne Moreau

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

Snow Mountain Quotes

“Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.” – Munia Khan

“Time in the mountains is always snow much fun.”

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass.”

Inspirational Mountain Quotes

“When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” – Harley King

inspirational quotes about mountains

“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.” – Dale T. Mortensen

“Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” – Tyler Knott

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” – John Amatt

“Great men {women} are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.” – Thomas W. Higginson

“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” – Unknown

Short Quotes and Captions about Mountains for Instagram

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

quotes about the mountains

“No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.” – Chinese Proverb

“I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

“Sometimes, you just need to change your altitude.”

“Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” – John Fox

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“Take me to the mountains.”

“I am never lost in the mountains, it is where I find myself.”

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

“The deepest sea has a bottom, the highest mountain has a summit.” – Chinese Proverb

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

We have officially peaked.

mountain captions

“Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin

“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service

What were your favorite mountain quotes and captions on this list?  If you have your own favorite quotes about mountains, please share them in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out these other posts on WOAW!

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