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.     


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