65 Mining Quotes On Success In Life

These mining quotes will inspire you. Mining, the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals, metals, jewels, etc.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mining quotes, mining sayings, and mining proverbs.

Best Mining Quotes

  1. “The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads.” ~ Katharine Susannah Prichard
  2. “Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.” ~ Stewart Udall
  3. “Coal mining is tough. Acting is just tedious.” ~ Johnny Knoxville
  4. “We are a very big mining country and historically have been exporters of raw minerals. There is no particular reason why we should not be processing those further.” ~ Thabo Mbeki

  5. “Writing is like mining for gold hidden in the hillsides of your mind.” ~ David Baboulene
  6. “My mother’s a secretary; my father’s an electrician in a mining company.” ~ Eva Herzigova
  7. “Seeking those elusive individuals is like mining for rare gems. It will take hard work, patience, and a persistent attitude. To find that rich seam of colourful stones, you will have to chip through dirt and rock. You will have to learn how to hold rubble in your hands and see the fortune inside.” ~ Chris Murray
  8. “Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.” ~ Peter Diamandis

  9. “Art, of course, is a way of thinking, a way of mining reality.” ~ John Gardner
  10. “Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.” ~ Martin Cruz Smith , Coal mining quotes
  11. “What strip mining is to nature the art market has become to culture.” ~ Robert Hughes
  12. “The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world’s largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.” ~ Benigno Aquino III , Gold mining quotes
  13. “There are as many forms of memory as there are ways of perceiving, and every one of them is worth mining for inspiration.” ~ Twyla Tharp

  14. “Everyone knows that we’re doing a science experiment with Earth. And the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 contributors to it are the mining and burning of coal.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  15. “Art is a kind of mining,” he said. “The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.” ~ Jane Urquhart
  16. “It’s a mining town in lotus land.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. “It’s a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I’d be mining zinc.” ~ Roger Maris

  18. “I look at it this way… For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers… so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it’s natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse.” ~ George Carlin
  19. “The economic transmission of power without wires is of all-surpassing importance to man. By its means he will gain complete mastery of the air, the sea and the desert. It will enable him to dispense with the necessity of mining, pumping, transporting and burning fuel, and so do away with innumerable causes of sinful waste.” ~ Nikola Tesla
  20. “We accept it as normal that people who have never been on the land, who have no history or connection to the country, may legally secure the right to come in and, by the very nature of their enterprises, leave in their wake a cultural and physical landscape utterly transformed and desecrated. What’s more, in granting such mining concessions, often initially for trivial sums to speculators from distant cities, companies cobbled together with less history than my dog, the government places no cultural or market value on the land itself.” ~ Wade Davis
  21. “Any relation to the land, the habit of tilling it, or mining it, or even hunting on it, generates the feeling of patriotism. He who keeps shop on it, or he who merely uses it as a support to his desk and ledger, or to his manufactory, values it less.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  22. “We often sometimes forget that- prior to the invention of removable pipe- there really were no English Bibles. We have treasures, we have Bibles in every size and shape and color. But there’s a failure to recognize what’s contained inside the cover of the Bible. We grow apathetic, and I think that the issue is reacting to the Word of God. Not just carrying, but get back into the Word of God and then get the Word of God into us. It’s all about mining the scripture, memorizing the scripture, and meditating with our scripture.” ~ Hank Hanegraaff
  23. “I simply go with what works. And what works is the healthy skepticism embodied in the scientific method. Believe me, if the Bible had ever been shown to be a rich source of scientific answers and enlightenment, we would be mining it daily for cosmic discovery.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  24. “It must not be thought that it is ever possible to reach the interior earth by any perseverance in mining: both because the exterior earth is too thick, in comparison with human strength; and especially because of the intermediate waters, which would gush forth with greater impetus, the deeper the place in which their veins were first opened; and which would drown all miners.” ~ Rene Descartes
  25. “My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives.” ~ James Black

  26. “The breaking up of the terrestrial globe, this it is we witness. It doubtless began a long time ago, and the brevity of human life enables us to contemplate it without dismay. It is not only in the great mountain ranges that the traces of this process are found. Great segments of the earth’s crust have sunk hundreds, in some cases, even thousands, of feet deep, and not the slightest inequality of the surface remains to indicate the fracture; the different nature of the rocks and the discoveries made in mining alone reveal its presence. Time has levelled all.” ~ Eduard Suess
  27. “The central industry of modern civilisation, tending, because of its control over materials, to spread into and ultimately incorporate older industries such as mining, smelting, oil- refining, textiles, rubber, building, and even agriculture in respect to fertilizers and food processing.” ~ John Desmond Bernal
  28. “Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be. I was proud when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor, which we should have done long ago, because I think we’re helping a brave little country defend herself against Communist invasion. That’s what I tried to show in The Green Berets and I took plenty of abuse from the critics.” ~ John Wayne
  29. “Mining in BC’s Sacred Headwaters is like drilling for oil in the Sistine Chapel” ~ Wade Davis

  30. “Not exactly. You see, Portia and I think that the coal miner thing’s very overdone. No one will remember you in that. And we both see it has our job to make District 12 tributes unforgettable,’ says Cinna. I’ll be naked for sure, I think. ‘So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we’re going to focus on the coal,’ says Cinna. Naked and covered in black dust, i think. ‘And what do we do with coal? We burn it,’ says Cinna. ‘You’re not afraid of fire, are you, Katniss?’ He sees my expression and grins.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  31. “How would you describe the difference between modern war and modern industry-between say, bombing and strip mining, or between chemical warfare and chemical manufacturing? The difference seems to be only that in war the victimization of humans is directly intentional and in industry it is “accepted” as a “trade-off.” Were the catastrophes of Love Canal, Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Exxon Valdez episodes of war or of peace? They were in fact, peacetime acts of aggression, intentional to the extent that the risks were known and ignored.” ~ Wendell Berry
  32. “claiming that the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining, blowing the tops off mountains to get at the coal beneath, performs the “necessary” function of creating flat land for development To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  33. “Actual creativeness is a matter of moments. One has to piece together the minute grains to make a lump. And it is so easy to miss the momentary flashes, it is like sluicing in placer mining. He who lets the flakes float by has nothing to show for his trouble.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  34. “There are now more than 4,000 places in the sea around the world that have some kind of protection. The bad news: You have to look hard to find them. What you find instead is destructive fishing, mining, gas and oil exploration.” ~ Sylvia Earle

  35. “My father was a coal hewer from Goldthorpe, a coal-mining village in South Yorkshire. He played for the Yorkshire second team as an opening fast bowler – to me he was a gorgeously heroic man. He helped form a union and closed down the Barnsley seam because it was seeping gas, and saved many, many lives.” ~ Brian Blessed
  36. “Native people – about two-thirds of the uranium in the United States is on indigenous lands. On a worldwide scale, about 70 percent of the uranium is either in Aboriginal lands in Australia or up in the Subarctic of Canada, where native people are still fighting uranium mining.” ~ Winona LaDuke
  37. “The essence of modernity is that progress no longer waits on genius; instead we have learned to put our faith in the organized efforts of ordinary men. Science is as old as the race, but the effective organization of science is new. Ancient science, like placer mining, was a pursuit of solitary prospectors. Nuggets of truth were found, but the total wealth of knowledge increased slowly. Modern man began to transform this world when he began to mine the hidden veins of knowledge systematically.” ~ William Wickenden
  38. “Agriculture is the most destructive industry that we have. More than coal mining and other extractive industries.” ~ Allan Savory

  39. “Rigel, Betelgeuse, and Orion. There was no finer church, no finer choir, than the stars speaking in silence to the many consumptives silently condemned, a legion upon the dark rooftops. The wind came down from the north like a runner in lacrosse, violent and hard, to batter every living thing. They were there, each one alone in conversation with the stars, mining ephemeral love from cold and distant light.” ~ Mark Helprin
  40. “The modern spectacle of vanished forests and eroded lands, wasted petroleum and ruthless mining, national debts recklessly increased until they are repudiated, and continual revision of positive law, is evidence of what an age without veneration does to itself and its successors.” ~ Russell Kirk
  41. “Of course, an English aristocrat might have some contact with the staff downstairs and could adequately say a thing or two about inter-class dramas unfolding in the household. But something less parochial might be harder to come by. This is relevant because stories about the divisiveness of class are by definition stories that straddle class boundaries. A story about a miner in a mining town is not obviously one that speaks to the divisiveness of class. In other words, class doesn’t just divide us in the world but it also divides us in the stories we’re presented.” ~ Zia Haider Rahman
  42. “Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining.” ~ Jan Brewer

  43. “Lunar mining is absolutely critical for the development of fusion sources. I’m a very strong proponent of the development of nuclear power, of fusion power.” ~ Kesha Rogers
  44. “He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit.” ~ Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn
  45. “If there are questions that are unanswered by research, they will be answered by a strategy division, a data-mining group or someone else within the organization. We need to be more effective at collaborating with these groups.” ~ Stephen Jin-Woo Kim , Data mining quotes
  46. “You can guarantee that mining uranium will lead to nuclear waste. You can’t guarantee that uranium mining will not lead to nuclear weapons.” ~ Anthony Albanese
  47. “I didn’t write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and, you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.” ~ Rube Goldberg

  48. “I think the thing that I lost in myself when I stopped writing fiction and the thing that I rediscovered and started mining again is, for lack of a better word, magic. It’s the way you can brush up against the inexplicable and the mystical.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  49. “I am sifting my memories, the way men pan the dirt under a barroom floor for the bits of gold dust that fall between the cracks. It’s small mining– small mining. You’re too young a man to be panning memories, Adam. You should be getting yourself some new ones, so that the mining will be richer when you come to age.” ~ John Steinbeck
  50. “I wouldn’t necessarily assume that because Capricornia has traditionally been a Labor seat, that it’ll go back to the Labor Party this time because the big issue in Capricornia which is based on the city of Rockhampton is the fact that the economy is – the regional economy is in a poor shape as a result, in particular of the decline of the mining industry and they are looking to the Carmichael mine, the Adani project as containing all of the prospects that they see for their future and that is why people in Rockhampton are very, very fearful of a Labor-Greens government.” ~ George Brandis
  51. “The stars are far brighter Than gems without measure, The moon is far whiter Than silver in treasure; The fire is more shining On hearth in the gloaming Than gold won by mining, So why go a-roaming? O! Tra-la-la-lally Come back to the Valley.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  52. “Every individual, from the common mechanic, that works in wood or clay, to the prime minister that regulates with the dash of his pen the agriculture, the breeding of cattle, the mining, or the commerce of a nation, will perform his business the better, the better he understands the nature of things,and the more his understanding is enlightened.” ~ Jean-Baptiste Say
  53. “Well I’m not convinced that expanding uranium mining is in the best interests of the country and the best interests of its environment.” ~ Peter Garrett
  54. “I’m really quite hard to scare so it was about mining times when I have jumped, and what creeps me out.” ~ Susan Hill

  55. “We Facebook users have been building a treasure lode of big data that government and corporate researchers have been mining to predict and influence what we buy and for whom we vote. We have been handing over to them vast quantities of information about ourselves and our friends, loved ones and acquaintances.” ~ Douglas Rushkoff
  56. “Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country’s history.” ~ Ariel Dorfman
  57. “But Big Oil and Big Coal have always been as skilled at propaganda as they are at mining and drilling. Like the tobacco industry before them, their success depends on keeping Americans stupid.” ~ Jeff Goodell

  58. “The search which takes place in my studio might best be described as a mining operation, a vertical dig in which a number of discoveries are apt to surface from a single shaft.” ~ Abe Ajay
  59. “Our goal in the ’70s was to end the closed door era. There were so many things that were off limits to women, policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes. And the stereotypical view of people of a world divided between home and child caring women and men as breadwinners, men representing the family outside the home.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  60. “From its founding, [Nevada] has always struggled to belong. It has had a series of masters–the mining industry, the railroads, the federal government, and now gaming and tourism–that have driven the state’s economy and compelled its direction.” ~ Hal Rothman
  61. “Internationally, there are countries going well beyond the course, with airlines, transportation. There are systems around the world that have explored mining, rail transport, television, communication, Internet service – there very common examples around the world that we can draw examples from.” ~ Gar Alperovitz
  62. “Keeping house is as unpleasant and filthy as coal mining, and the pay’s a lot worse.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

  63. “In strict science, all persons underlie the same condition of an infinite remoteness. Shall we fear to cool our love by mining forthe metaphysical foundation of this elysian temple? Shall I not be as real as the things I see? If I am, I shall not fear to know them for what they are.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “For every nineteenth-century middle-class family that protected its wife and child within the family circle, there was an Irish ora German girl scrubbing floors in that home, a Welsh boy mining coal to keep the home-baked goodies warm, a black girl doing the family laundry, a black mother and child picking cotton to be made into clothes for the family, and a Jewish or an Italian daughter in a sweatshop making “ladies” dresses or artificial flowers for the family to purchase.” ~ Stephanie Coontz
  65. “The man who works 52 weeks in the year does not do his best in any one week of the year, Daniel Guggenheim, onetime head of the greatest smelting and mining family in America, impressed upon me. Real recreation quickens aspiration. The true purpose of recreation is not merely to amuse, not merely to afford pleasure, not merely to kill time, but to increase our fitness, enhance our usefulness, spur achievement.” ~ B. C. Forbes

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