Pyramid Sayings and Quotes

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


The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder.     

Vera Nazarian

The hour passed in jewels and alleys and winds from the Egyptian desert. The sun was golden and the Nile was muddy where it lapped down to the deltas, and there was someone very young and very quick at the top of the pyramid, laughing, calling to him to come on up the shadowy side into the sun, and he was climbing, she putting her hand down to help him up the last step, and then they were laughing on camel back, loping toward the great stretched bulk of the Sphinx, and late at night, in the native quarter, there was the tinkle of small hammers on bronze and silver, and music from some stringed instruments fading away and away and away.     

Ray Bradbury

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.     

Henry David Thoreau

Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood.     

James Henry Breasted

The same aspirations to celebrate and uplift the spirit that drove the Egyptians to build the pyramids are still driving us. The things we're doing differ only in magnitude.      

Henry Petroski

Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook within their pyramids to hear A new Cambyses thundering in their ear; While the dark shades of forty ages stood Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood.     

Lord Byron

You know what I'd really like to do the most right now? Climb up to the top of some high place like the pyramids. The highest place I can find. Where you can see forever. Stand on the very top, look all around the world, see all the scenery, and see with my own eyes what's been lost from the world.      

Haruki Murakami

They say the Pharaohs built the pyramids Do you think one Pharaoh dropped one bead of sweat? We built the pyramids for the Pharaohs and we're building for them yet.      

Anna Louise Strong

The pyramid that can be constructed on the diameters of earth and moon bears the precise proportions of the Great Pyramid.     

Bonnie Gaunt