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

Most leaders consider themselves on top of the pyramid and the people are at the base below.     

King of Thailand

Real success is shown in the inverted pyramid, where the people are on the top. Real success is shown in the inverted pyramid, where the people are on the top.     

King of Thailand

These unhappy times call for the building of plans from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

High office is like a pyramid; only two kinds of animals reach the summit, reptiles and eagles.     

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

I can recall no word / Of anything he did; / For me he is a man who died and was interred / To leave a pyramid.     

Thomas Hardy

The largest pyramid / the tragedy of history / Visitors come, / Not Knowing that you contain / Tons of blood / and mountains of Toil.     

Hasssan Hegazy Hassan

Pyramid, we built this on a solid rock / It feels just like it's heaven's touch / Together at the top, like a pyramid / And even when the wind is blowing / We'll never fall just keep on going / Forever we will stay, like a pyramid.     


The Burial chamber of the king was protected by man made mountain of stone called a pyramid.     

David Macaulay

It's four triangular sides spreading below a single peak represented the rays of the sun shining down over the pharaoh, linking him directly and for all time to Re, the God of the sun.     

David Macaulay

The pyramids continue to serve as a tribute to those who so skillfully organized the efforts of thousands of people in an attempt to deny the finality of death and the limitations of time by leaving behind something that would last forever.     

David Macaulay

We think of the pyramids as mysteries, but the stones, hieroglyphs, landscapes, and even layers of sands and debris around them hold stories.     

Mark Lehner

And so Egyptians built a passage to the heavens for the pharaoh, 50 stories of stone rising out of the desert, pointing to the sky.     

Elizabeth Mann

The pyramids were not built for people to live in. They were tombs for the pharaohs, the rulers of Egypt.     

Dorothy Hoobler

When late visitors arrived, they were astonished by what they saw. No one had seen anything like the pyramids.     

Dorothy Hoobler

Today, most of the pyramid sites are abandoned and in ruins, a cheerless situation that might persist forever— or nearly so.     

J.P. Lepre

Ascension to successive echelons in the pyramid of awareness is an act of inclusion requiring unconditional acceptance of all that lies below.     

Gerald R. Stanek

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.     

Alan K.

To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist.     

Sarah Parcak

The world has flipped upside-down. It used to be a pyramid of authority; now it's upside down. The influence actually rests with the mid-level people, who speak peer-to-peer. If they're for you, you win.     

Richard Edelman