Urban & Underground Exploration Quotes
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Urban and underground exploration, the hobby that involves researching long forgotten, abandoned and derelict buildings and man-made underground places. The quote "take only pictures, leave only footprints" has become urban explorers' guiding rule, but there are many more inspiring quotes.
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty dirty wet hole. Nor yet, a dry bare sandy hole. It was a hobbit hole and that means comfort."
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (as displayed in Burlington's passenger lift)
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
T. S. Eliot
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"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey."
John Hope Franklin
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time."
"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit."
"Treading the soil of the moon, palpitating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra - these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known."
"It still amazes me how many millions goes to discovering another star in the galaxies when, for all we know, we are still sitting on top of another undiscovered world beneath out feet."
"Have you thoroughly explored it?' said the wizard, who knew that caves up in the mountains were seldom unoccupied. 'Yes, yes,' they said, though everybody knew they could not have been long about it, they had come back too quick. 'It isn't all that big, and it doesn't go far back.' That of course is the dangerous part about caves, you don't know how far back they go, sometimes, or where a passage behind may lead to, or what is waiting for you inside."
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
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