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They may not realize how powerful and beautiful it really is until people visit Niagara Falls. Those who have visited, however, will only know how inspiring and impressive it can be. Many famous people have come to Niagara and have been blown away by its beauty; some very well-known names have led to a lot of quotes on the subject. We’ve compiled the top 10 quotes from Niagara Falls, which encapsulate what this natural wonder is all about.

Top Niagara Falls Quotes

  1. From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.

    Sherlock Holmes’ writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, was known for his cryptic quotations, one of which was this. It makes sense, but only if you repeatedly read it back.

  2. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

    It was Harry Emerson Fosdick who quoted this quote, an American pastor with words. His reference to Niagara refers to the power stations that are run by the water from the fall.

  3. At last, fortissimo!

    This was said when the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler visited Niagara Falls. A fortissimo is a passage in music that is marked to be played with loudness, so we can assume that it only refers to the loud rush of the falls.

  4. It’s Niagara Falls. It’s one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Who wouldn’t want to walk across it?

    This is what Nik Wallenda, a man famous for his daring stunts, said about Niagara Falls when asked why he wanted to walk on a tightrope.

  5. You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.

    This quote from Billy Sunday, an ex-athlete and one of America’s most influential evangelists, ends with a bit of humour.

  6. Miss Farrell has a voice like some unparalleled phenomenon of nature. She is to singers what Niagara is to waterfalls.

    That said in the 1900s, Alfred Frankenstein, a music and art critic. Eileen Farrell, who was one of the finest soprano singers to have lived, is the lady to whom he refers; we can only assume that he means that Niagara is also one of the finest waterfalls.

  7. Their roar is around me. I am on the brink Of the great waters—and their anthem voice Goes up amid the rainbow and the mist.

    This is a tiny excerpt taken from Grenville Mellen’s 1839 poem, Niagara. While standing on Niagara Falls, it perfectly encapsulates the feeling you get.

  8. It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.

    After discussing the uses for his inventions, Nikola Tesla said this. It took him 19 years to create a way for Niagara Falls to harness power in order to put it into action.

  9. I have gone to Niagara-on-the-Lake. You know, Niagara Falls in Canada. It’s this cute little quaint town, and it’s just warm, and everyone is so nice.

    The young American actress, Nicole Anderson, had this to say about visiting Niagara Falls. It’s true, they are all so very nice!

  10. It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my ”poems are competing.

    This quote about Niagara Falls was from E.E Cummings, an American poet in the 19th century. He talks about all the things that inspired his poetry here some of them are quite weird.

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