25 Antarctica Quotes

25 Antarctica Quotes

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1. “Antarctica. You know, that giant continent at the bottom of the earth that’s ruled by penguins and seals.”

 

2. “Take it all in all, I do not believe anybody on Earth has it worse than an Emperor penguin.”

 

3. “The simple act of sailing had carried him beyond the world of reversals, frustrations, and inanities. And in the space of a few short hours, life had been reduced from a highly complex existence, with a thousand petty problems, to one of the barest simplicity in which only one real task remained—the achievement of the goal.”

 

4. “He’d touched her, felt her skin, seen her pleasure, and it scared the living hell out of him. She’d burn him if she got too close. And he wasn’t sure he’d survive it.”

 

5. “We’re heading out into the most dangerous place on earth with killers after us?”

 

6. “All in the immediate vicinity of the ship, is the blackness of eternal night, and a chaos of foamless water; but, about a league on either side of us, may be seen, indistinctly and at intervals, stupendous ramparts of ice, towering away into the desolate sky, and looking like the walls of the universe.”

 

7. “I’d do anything to be inside you right now.”

 

8. “Man, this is the world’s worst workout program. The Drag Your Own Butter.”

 

9. “In all the world there is no desolation more complete than the polar night. It is a return to the Ice Age no warmth, no life, no movement. Only those who have experienced it can fully appreciate what it means to be without the sun day after day and week after week. Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad.”

 

10. “Playing the game means treating your dogs like gentlemen, and your gentlemen like dogs.”

 

11. “Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.”

 

12. “I’d love to go to Easter Island, Hawaii, Iceland and Antarctica.”

 

13. “The thing that is most beautiful about Antarctica for me is the light. It’s like no other light on Earth, because the air is so free of impurities. You get drugged by it, like when you listen to one of your favourite songs. The light there is a mood-enhancing substance.”

 

14. “As a scientist, my attention became totally focused on global warming some 15 years ago by the elegant and powerful measurements of carbon dioxide trapped in ice cores taken as much as 2 miles deep from the great East Antarctica ice sheet.”

 

15. “If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo.”

 

16. “Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.”

 

17. “I want to visit the snow in Antarctica before global warming turns it into a tropical paradise.”

 

18. “What the continents had in common was far less important than what was different. To be successful on the peaks it was more important to learn intuitively and adapt to the new cultures and climbing conditions, than to ascend relying on past experience.”

 

19. “Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.”

 

20. “As far as the honeymoon is concerned, we don’t want to go to a run-of-the-mill or commercial destination; it will have to be something unusual. Recently, Shardul showed me some pictures of Antarctica cruise, so we may just go for something like this, although it hasn’t been finalised yet.”

 

21. “Specifically choose not to take a GPS. Just create a challenge. You can climb Everest or walk across Antarctica with minimal gear and still have that sense of adventure. But in terms of exploration, Google Earth has this world mapped down to the square foot.”

 

22. “Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation.”

 

23. “Water covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Of this total, only about 2.5 percent is fresh water, and most of this is frozen in the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, in soil moisture, or in deep aquifers not readily accessible for human use.”

 

24. “The best experience that we have on Earth is the fact that we have scientific stations, weathering over stations down in the Antarctic for almost the entire 20th century to learn how to exist in exceedingly hazardous conditions; and the Moon is far more hazardous than Antarctica. At least they have water there.”

 

25. “I had a dream when I was 22 that someday I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till I came to one of the poles of the earth.”


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