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The Grand Canyon sure is a very beautiful place and definitely one of the most instagrammed places in the world (be careful not to trip though – your life isn’t worth a photo!)

Whether you are looking for famous Grand Canyon quotes, ones to capture the beauty, funny quotes, sayings or puns, we have you covered with the best quotes about the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Quotes

“If there is a point to being in the canyon, it is not to rush but to linger, suspended in a blue-and-amber haze of in-between-ness, for as long as one possibly can. To float, to drift, savoring the pulse of the river on its odyssey through the canyon, and above all, to postpone the unwelcome and distinctly unpleasant moment when one is forced to reemerge and reenter the world beyond the rim-that is the paramount goal.” ― Kevin Fedarko

“Occasionally we glimpse the South Rim, four or five thousand feet above. From the rims the canyon seems oceanic; at the surface of the river the feeling is intimate.” ― Barry López

“The Colorado River did not form the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was formed as the flood went down.”— Kevin Hovid

“The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon – forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.” ― John Wesley Powell

“You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.” — John Wesley Powell

“The astonishing sense of connection with that river and canyon caught me completely unaware, and in a breath I understood the intense, protective loyalty so many people feel for the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. It has to do with truth and beauty and love of this earth, the artifacts of a lifetime and the descant of a canyon wren at dawn.”― Ann Zwinger

“The big, blazing truth about man is that he has a heaven-sized hole in his heart, and nothing else can fill it. We pass our lives trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles.” — Peter Kreeft

“When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be if Earth could say, in a voice floating up perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon, “It is done.” People did not like it here.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty.” ― Stefanie Payne

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“The sky is meadow of wild star and flowers” – Ann Zwinger

“The wonder of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself” – John Wesley Powell

“I am not the same having seen rivers running and the sun shining on the other side of the road”

“Freedom lies in being bold” – Robert Frost

“When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in the old land” -August Fruge

“When the root is deep there is no reason to fear the wind”

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown”

“Take only memories, leave only footprints”

Funny Grand Canyon quotes

“Myths that need clarification: “No matter how many times you see the Grand Canyon, you are still emotionally moved to tears.” False. It depends on how many children the out-of-towners brought with them who kicked the back of your seat from Phoenix to Flagstaff and got their gum caught in your hair.” — Erma Bombeck

“Crying. Acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon” — Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation

“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.” ― Paul Rudnick

“If you’re ever thinking ‘Oh, but I’m a waste of space, I’m a burden’ remember, that also describes the Grand Canyon.” — Maria Bamford

“When visiting the Grand Canyon, make sure you hike into the canyon. And be careful not to fall or step in mule poop.” ― McKenna Shay

“Majestic doesn’t appeal to us. We [Americans] like the Grand Canyon better with Clarence and Arlene parked in front of it, smiling.” — Garrison Keillor

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.” — George Will

“Working with Jack [Nicholson] is sort of like standing in front of the Grand Canyon.” — Diane Keaton

“The big, blazing truth about man is that he has a heaven-sized hole in his heart, and nothing else can fill it. We pass our lives trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles.” — Peter Kreeft

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“It’s always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand canyon.” — Nancy Gibbs

“I dont believe that anyone can see the Grand Canyon area for themselves and not know that we have to do everything we can to protect it for future generations.” — Nolan Gould

“It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.” — Harrison Schmitt

“Anybody who travels knows that you’re not really doing so in order to move around – you’re traveling in order to be moved. And really what you’re seeing is not just the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall but some moods or intimations or places inside yourself that you never ordinarily see when you’re sleepwalking through your daily life.” — Pico Iyer

“Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo” — Don Marquis

“Like every American, you carry a deed to 635 million acres of public lands. That’s right. Even if you don’t own a house or the latest computer on the market, you own Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and many other natural treasures.” — John Garamendi

“The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth.” — Donald C. Peattie

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Famous Grand Canyon quotes

“There’s not a single person in Arizona today who would say the Grand Canyon was a mistake” — Stewart Udall

“If you are working, almost like with layers of the Grand Canyon, there’s history within those layers.” — Leonardo Drew

“We are all starved for the glory of God, not self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self-esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self.” — John Piper

“But to carve the Grand Canyon, Earth required millions of years. To excavate Meteor Crater, the universe, using a sixty-thousand-ton asteroid traveling upward of twenty miles per second, required a fraction of a second. No offense to Grand Canyon lovers, but for my money, Meteor Crater is the most amazing natural landmark in the world.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful- terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets.”― Jeri Smith-Ready

“The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.” — John Piper

“The Grand Canyon is living evidence of the power of water over a period of time. The power may not manifest immediately. Water can be very powerful, like a tidal wave.”— Frederick Lenz

“What can be more soul shaking than peering through a 100-inch telescope at a distant galaxy, holding a 100-million-year-old fossil or a 500,000-year-old stone tool in one’s hand, standing before the immense chasm of space and time that is the Grand Canyon, or listening to a scientist who gazed upon the face of the universe’s creation and did not blink?” — Michael Sheerer

“Well, once you’ve been in the Canyon and once you’ve sort of fallen in love with it, it never ends…it’s always been a fascinating place to me, in fact I’ve often said that if I ever had a mistress it would be the Grand Canyon.” — Barry Goldwater

“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself.” — John Wesley Powell

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