quote by Khalil Gibran

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?

— Khalil Gibran

Almighty Volcanoes quotations

One of the most amazing locations I've ever been is the top of the volcano in Tanzania, Africa. It's an actual volcano where you really have this lava every day.

Did a Magdalene, a Paul, a Constantine, an Augustine become mountains of ice after their conversion? Quite the contrary. We should never have had these prodigies of conversion and marvelous holiness if they had not changed the flames of human passion into volcanoes of immense love of God.

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

Moscow, breathing fire like a human volcano with its smoldering lava of passion, ambition and politics, its hurly-burly of meetings and entertainment, Moscow is less than twenty miles away. It's always thirsting for something new, the newest events, the latest sensation.

We are, all of us, growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption, but how near or distant that is, nobody knows- not even God.

Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves

People never believe in volcanoes until the lava actually overtakes them.

Old religious factions are volcanoes burned out;

on the lava and ashes and squalid scoriae of old eruptions grow the peaceful olive, the cheering vine and the sustaining corn.

If you remember nothing else, remember this: Inspiration from outside one's self is like the heat in an oven. It makes passable Bath buns. But inspiration from within is like a volcano: It changes the face of the world.

Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.

If there was a volcano under their feet, a Vesuvius that could erupt and bury this modern-day Pompeii at any moment, the best thing to do was dance on it.

Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.

All Nature's wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature's heart.

It's very nice to feel. You're nothing. You're just nothing when you're near a volcano.

At the same time, there's something magnificent about volcanoes;

they created the atmosphere that we need for breathing.

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

Desire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated.

First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him.

There will be a shifting of the poles.

There will be upheavals in the Arctic and the Antarctic that will make fotr the eruption of volcanos in the Torrid areas... The upper portion of Europe will be changed in the blink of an eye. The earth will be broken up in the western portion of America. The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea.

It is the burning lava of the soul that has a furnace within--a very volcano of grief and sorrow-it is that burning lava of prayer that finds its way to God. No prayer ever reaches God's heart which does not come from our hearts.

When I write "paradise" I mean not only apple trees and golden women but also scorpions and tarantulas and flies, rattlesnakes and Gila monsters, sandstorms, volcanoes and earthquakes, bacteria and bear, cactus, yucca, bladderweed, ocotillo and mesquite, flash floods and quicksand, and yes - disease and death and the rotting of flesh.

Obviously people want social calm, but if you do not let clever and ingenious people to participate, obviously there must be some dormant volcano that will erupt, sooner or later.

She touched my hand what a chill I got, her lips are like a volcano that's hot.

I see the mind of the five-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness.

You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.

The reticent volcano keeps His never slumbering plan - Confided are his projects pink To no precarious man.

I have seen so many eruptions in the last 20 years that I don't care if I die tomorrow.

There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude.

Public life is constantly aware of the volcano.

Whenever I look at a mountain I always expect it to turn into a volcano.

[On the volcano.] And many a fire there burns beneath the ground.

The wild force of genius has often been fated by Nature to be finally overcome by quiet strength. The volcano sends up its red bolt with terrific force, as if it would strike the stars; but the calm, resistless hand of gravitation seizes it and brings it to the earth.

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