Cliff Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cliff quotes, cliff sayings, and cliff proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The ragged cliff has thousand faces in a thousand hours. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hills tell old stories. Cliffs are poets with harps. George MacKay
You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury
Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. Rumi
You can't jump off a cliff when you have already fallen off a bigger one. Kami Garcia
When you jump off a cliff, is it better to land on jagged rocks or burning lava? I know this one. The answer is obvious: It doesn't matter where you land. You just jumped off a cliff. Richard Kadrey
There's a cliff at the end point of a person's life; most us of peer over the edge of it, hanging on. That's why, when someone chooses to let go, it's so dramatically visible. The body will seem almost transparent. The eys will be looking at something the rest of us can't see. Jodi Picoult
He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff, so what? Always a risk-taker by nature, now I became one by intent. Ruth Park
The waves hit the cliff with more intensity than the shore, because the ocean knows the cliff has that masculine intensity which won't complain about her feminine energy. Nityananda Das
Getting up any cliff is like a physics problem — you just got to hold on, try everything, and stick with it. Marlan Scully
Precipices are the routine routes of the unroutine men. Mehmet Murat ildan
We are on the precipice of being so ignorant that our democracy is threatened. Walter Cronkite
The edge of a precipice... That is the place where man sits throughout his life! Mehmet Murat ildan
We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it. Blaise Pascal
You have to run risks. There are no certainties in war. There is a precipice on either side of you - a precipice of caution and a precipice of over-daring. Winston Churchill
If you are close to a precipice, go away a bit; if you are far from it, come close a bit! Enjoy the safety, enjoy the view! Without safety, it is dangerous; without view, it is dull! Life is an art of adjusting the distances! Mehmet Murat ildan
It’s only on the brink that people find the will to change.  Only at the precipice do we evolve. John Cleese
When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is the lover of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress. Gilbert K. Chesterton
If we don't want temptation to follow us, we shouldn't act as if we are interested. No one ever fell over a precipice who never went near one. Richard L. Evans
I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck. Carlos Fuentes
I'm constantly jumping off cliffs and developing my wings on the way down. ... It's a gamble, a ... spiritual gamble. You are who you choose to be. Shia LaBeouf
On the cliffs of your wild cat charms I'm riding. Bob Dylan
You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. Reid Hoffman
There is an educational cliff we are walking over right this very second. Geoffrey Canada
Sometimes you just have to jump off the cliff without knowing where you will land. Zainab Salbi
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Kurt Vonnegut
We're at the top of the cliff and we can either fall off the edge or keep climbing. Gary Neville
If you're falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You have nothing to lose.  Captain John Sheridan
Those who live in the best cliffs think they are better than us. That is always man's attitude when he has power. Ray Bradbury
I've been living on the edge for so long, my friends call me Cliff. Benny Bellamacina
It’s too late to change your mind after you’ve jumped off the cliff. Robert Jordan
Always know you could be on the precipice of something great. Donald Trump
He who would not fall off the precipice must not venture too near the edge. Frances J Roberts
We are on the precipice of climate system tipping points beyond which there is no redemption. James Hansen
If you are at the edge of a precipice, your every step is vital! Mehmet Murat ildan
We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government. Zachary Quinto
A precipice cannot challenge the bird! Mehmet Murat ildan
The edge of a precipice is a very merciless school; over there you either learn to be serious or you die foolishly! Mehmet Murat ildan
If people are constantly falling off a cliff, you could place ambulances under the cliff or build a fence on the top of the cliff. We are placing all too many ambulances under the cliff. Denis Parsons Burkitt
I feel like I'm on the precipice - just seeing a better version of me coming out. Sara Bareilles