Prairie Related Quotes

Prairie grassland once covered much of North America's midsection. European settlers turned nearly all of it into farms and ranches, and today the prairie landscape survives mainly in isolated reserves.

Stephen Kinzer

#Mainly #Prairie #Survives

There's no place you can go on the prairie that you don't hear the white noise of the wind, steady and rough as surf curling along a non-existant shore.

Diane Ackerman

#Prairie #Rough #Shore

“This is a man who was shaped and molded on the prairie and has distinguished himself . . . in some of the most difficult jobs that we've had in our government.”

Chuck Hagel

#Distinguished #Man #Molded #Prairie #Shaped

A herd of prairie-wolves will enter a field of melons and quarrel about the division of the spoils as fiercely and noisily as so many politicians.

William C. Bryant

#Herd #Melons #Prairie #Spoils #Wolves

With no other choices open to us, we'd turned our gaze seaward. The oceans were our America: they reached farther than any prairie, untamed as on the first day of creation. Nobody owned them.

Carsten Jensen

#Farther #Prairie

I could see myself in some sort of pioneer bonnet, it's my childhood fantasy, but I think I look too Jewish for the prairie.

Rachel Dratch

#Jewish #Pioneer #Prairie

Wariness about change is a kind of prairie wisdom.

Kathleen Norris

#Change #Prairie #Wisdom

A luxury meal was prairie sandwiches - two slices of bread with wide-open spaces between them.

Chic Murray

#Prairie #Spaces

As for Republicanism, no analogy could be found for it upon the face of the earthâ??unless we except the case of the "prairie dogs," an exception which seems to demonstrate, if anything, that democracy is a very admirable form of governmentâ??for dogs.

Edgar Allan Poe


Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.

Francis Parkman

#Prairie #Stirred #Visible #Wore