Monday, July 28, 2008

Quote from my reading: Niagara Falls

Comments recorded by people viewing Niagara Falls: “Roll on.” “Ceaseless thunder.” “Echoing the nothingness of men.” “Emotions of sublimity.” “Boiling waters.” “Didn’t it look grand—and you feel small?” “This is but the breathing of the great Imo! What must his anger be.” “Oh God! Great are thy works! Oh! Man! How small are thine, when placed in the same view.” “Don’t men know what they are going to write before they begin, and say it so; they and some others know, after it is written.”

American Earth, 2008, pp. 50 to 61.

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