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Mist is a natural phenomenon.

Mist is formed when tiny water droplets are suspended in the atmosphere. From the ground it looks like tiny clouds hanging right above us and often surrounding us.

Mist has often been used by writers in poetry and literature, sometimes to describe a gloomy morning and sometimes to depict our ever-changing state of mind. Check the quote list below to find the best and most inspirational mountain mist quotes, morning mist quotes, short and best mist quotes all in one place.

Mountain Mist Quotes

These morning mist quotes will make you fall in love with nature and crave for your next mountain vacation instantly.

"Hidden by diaphanous clouds of mist and fog floating gracefully over vales of heather and flowing runnels, she began to dance.”

- 'Love's Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths', Lawren Leo.

"..a little drugged, by mountain fogs
I have been kidnapped
for years....by a mere kiss.”

- 'A Thousand Flamingos', Sanober Khan.

“The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow.”

- Khalil Gibran.

"The snow is falling like a delicate rain of frozen mist"

- Jazz Feylynn.

“The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist.”

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Tendrils of mist slithered over the forest floor, around the base of trees.”

- 'House Of Dark Shadows', Robert Liparulo.

"The mountain remains unmoved at its seeming defeat by the mist."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

“Mist around a mountain: all reality is there.”

- Marty Rubin.

“A backlit mist bathed the Cascade foothills in silver as Justin and I pledged our love before a justice of the peace.”

- 'Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir', Aspen Matis.

“I returned to the courtyard and saw that the sun had grown weaker. Beautiful and clear as it had been, the morning (as the day approached the completion of its first half) was becoming damp and misty.”

- 'The Name Of The Rose', Umberto Eco.

“When the foot of the mountain is enveloped in mist, the mountain appears to us much loftier than it is.”

- Berthold Auerbach.

"We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.”

- Roald Amundsen.

“Flowers scattering -
The water we thirst for
Far off, in the mist.”

- 'The Essential Haiku', Kobayashi Issa.

“I could be the ceaseless mist that fogs your colourless eyes when you're lost in your universes.”

- Moonshine Noire.

"All that I knew were the mist-covered mountains
and sweet white blossoms of mountain apples
that grew in the valleys of my province."

- Jim Chapson.

"The white face of the winter day came sluggishly on, veiled in a frosty mist; and the shadowy ships in the river slowly changed to black substances."

- 'Our Mutual Friend', Charles Dickens.

"Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun and the wind and the rain, moonlight, and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails."

- Edwin Way Teale.

“The crumbling castle, looming among the mists, exhaled the season, and every cold stone breathed it out."

- Mervyn Peake.

“I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on, The windows and the stars illumined, one by one, The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily, And the moon rise and turn them silver."

- Charles Baudelaire.

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.”

- Julien Green.

“Faith means walking on the waters.”

- Julien Green.

“When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.”

- Aimee Friedman.

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep."

- Robert Frost.

“Going to the mountains is like going home.”

- John Muir.

“Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.”

- Dee Brown.

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”

- Carl Reiner.

Morning Mist Quotes

(A misty morning is a sight to behold.)

Brighten your day with the best compilation of morning mist quotes.

“Mist in the morning is Earth’s morning breath.”

- Nanette L. Avery.

“That particular April day was strange and foggy, blurring spaces between the trees and blanketing all of Ellingham in a milky mist. Dottie decided that the weather lent itself to a mystery.”

- 'Truly Devious', Maureen Johnson.

"I walked for hours the mist growing thick and whole the thought of disappearing like that, so simply, made me so happy.”

- Jay Asher.

“As I stood and watched the mists slowly rising this morning I wondered what view was more beautiful than this.”

- Hal Borland.

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh."

- Rachel Carson.

“You never realized how thick your fog was until it lifted.”

- J.R Ward.

“The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.”

- 'Haunted Houses', H.W Longfellow.

"I saw old autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like silence, listening To silence."

- 'Autumn', Thomas Hood Fall.

"There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain."

- Robert Hass.

"Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.”

- Robert Motherwell.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.”

- John Keats.

"The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield under the sun. It was one of the days when the glitter of winter shines through a pale haze of spring."

- Edith Wharton.

"Winter is not here yet. There's a little flower, up yonder, the last bud from the multitude of bluebells that clouded those turf steps in July with a lilac mist."

- Emily Bronte.

"..the first lesson about the nature of memory: what you wish to forget, you may not be able to. What seems to have died, perhaps is just asleep."

- Noam Shpancer.

"On a late-winter evening in 1983, while driving through fog along the Maine coast, recollections of old campfires began to drift into the March mist."

- Norman Mailer.

“When a scene is shrouded in mist, it seems greater, nobler, and heightens the viewers’ imaginative powers, increasing expectation –"

- Casper David Friedrich.

“Everyone just keeps on disappearing. Some things vanish like they were cut away. Others fade slowly into the mist. And all that remains is a desert.”

- Haruki Murakami.

“The mists remain of the false glory that erupts from history.”

- Miguel de Unamuno.

“When one is concerned with the mysterious and wonderful functioning of the human body, cause and effect are seldom simple and easily demonstrated relationships."

- Rachel Carson.

Short Mist Quotes

These short mist quotes are full of inspiration and you might want to read them again and again.

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”

- 'I Capture The Castle', Dodie Smith.

“Mist to mist, drops to drops. For water thou art, and unto water shalt thou return.”

- Kamand Kajouri.

“At night the fog was thick and full of light, and sometimes voices.”

- 'Plain Kate', Erin Bow.

“To the short-sighted, through the fog, God must be a monster.”

- 'Healology', Criss Jami.

“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”

- 'Sunset Gun', Dorothy Parker.

“Thunder-storms are as much our friends as the sunshine.”

- 'Killosophy', Criss Jami

“I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.”

- Julien Green.

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but  you can make the whole trip that way.”

- E.L Doctorow.

“As the mist leaves no scar On the dark green hill So my body leaves no scar On you and never will.”

- Leonard Cohen.

"Than smoke and mist who better could appraise The kindred spirit of an inner haze?"

- 'A Cabin In The Clearing', Robert Frost.

“Three foggy mornings and one rainy day. Will rot the best birch fence a man can build.”

- 'Home Burial', Robert Frost.

“Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.”

- Oscar Wilde.

“I watched the land for as long as I could until it disappeared behind its shawl of mist, and until I had it fixed in my mind – unchanged, mysterious and beautiful.”

- Aimee Friedman.

“The mist hung in the air like a prancing unicorn.”

- Graham Joyce.

"The night was white-blind with fog, and Kate staggered over every stone and stumbled in every puddle, but she pushed on as fast as she could."

- Erin Bow.

"Prayer clears the mist
and brings back peace to the Soul"

- Rumi.

“One should see that all appearance is like mist and fog.”

- Milarepa.

"You make autumn mist taste like champagne and turn winter rain into the elixir of life itself."

- Sanober Khan.

"The autumn twilight turned into deep and early night as they walked. Tristran could smell the distant winter on the air a mixture of night-mist and crisp darkness and the tang of fallen leaves."

- Neil Gaiman

"Courage to me means plowing through that dull gray mist that comes down on life-not only overriding people and circumstances but overriding the bleakness of living."

- F. Scott Fitzerald.

"Clouds darken beneath the darkness of rain, streams pale with a pallor of mist. The gods of Thunder and Lightning Shatter the whole range."

- Li Bai.

“There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them."

- Federico Garcia Lorca.

“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”

- Neil Gaiman.

“While we may open the books of the past, we may but grant flying glances of the future, through the mist that veils it.”

- Robert E. Howard.

“Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.”

- W.H Auden.

“In nature nothing exists alone.”

- Rachel Carson.

“But nowadays my heart is empty and the boxwood has lost its magic scent; yes, absolutely and entirely."

- Julien Green.

“Summer-induced stupidity.
That was the diagnosis.”

- Aimee Friedman.

Best Mist Quotes

We have compiled our favorite mist quotes by some of the great authors in this list. Read on and discover the beauty of this natural phenomenon.

“for we all have
our own
and mists
and abysses
to return to.”

- 'A Thousand Flamingos', Sanober Khan.

“Icy pillars of serenity, spun from airy mist, entered my quiet vision in echoes of worlds unknown.”

- 'The Rose And The Sword', Gina Marinello Sweeney.

“And all poets love dust and mist because all the last answers. Go running back to dust and mist.”

- Carl Sandburg.

"Faith is a myth and beliefs shift like mists on the shore; thoughts vanish; words, once pronounced, die; and the memory of yesterday is as shadowy as the hope of tomorrow.”

- Joseph Conrad.

“A low line of shore was visible at first on the right between the movement of the waves and fog, but when we came further it was lost sight of, and nothing could be seen but the mist curling in the rigging, and a small circle of foam.”

- John Millington Synge.

"The roiling, restless fog is like chaos before a storm, swirling streaks resembling wintry clouds."

- 'Three Kingdoms', Luo Guanzhong.

"Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come."

- 'Song Of Ice And Fire', George R.R Martin.

"Of what is’t fools make such vain keeping? Sin their conception, their birth weeping, Their life a general mist of error, Their death a hideous storm of terror."

- 'The Shrouding Of The Duchess Of Malfi', John Webster.

“Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.”

- Sigurd F Olson.

"His old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.”

- J R.R Tolkien.

“The mists of nostalgia color memory.”

- Ken Tucker.

“Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.”

- Edvard Grieg.

“It is as if, he thought, the mist represents my life outside of here and now, and that anything else is still "out there", to be discovered, or not.”

- Unknown*

"I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter mist."

- Benedict Joseph Labre.

“Live free, child of the mist,- and with respect to knowledge we are all children of the mist.”

- Henry David Thoreau.

“It was all real and blazing with detail.
But I was shadow, light as mist, mute as the wallpaper.”

- 'A Certain Slant Of Light', Laura Whitcomb.

“I am the dust in the sunlight,
I am the ball of the sun . . .
I am the mist of morning,
the breath of evening . . . ."

- Rumi.

"Mist lies over the river like the icy breath of winter angels. Darkness gathers round ... and it is beautiful."

- Jay Woodman.

“Life is like a mist, it appears for a while then vanishes.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

"Springtime lore of daffodils, Giving to the golden weather Greeting on the sun-warm hills.”

- “after a hot shower, wipe the mirror and clear the mist covering it...look closely at yourself, see the reflection you want to see..”

- Bodhi Smith.

“Nothing that is can pause or stay; / The moon will wax, the moon will wane, / The mist and cloud will turn to rain, / The rain to mist and cloud again, / Tomorrow be today.”

- H.W Longfellow.

“Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits.”

- Rabindranath Tagore.

“The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.”

- Henry David Thoreau.

"gently dissolving
through the window
at the nape of your neck."

- Sanober Khan.

“So long as mists envelop you, be still. Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will. Then act with courage.”

- Chief White Eagle.

"The birds came flying up out of the east in wedge-shaped formation, and the mist lifted in soft wreaths of sun-shot silver. Colour came back to the world."

- Elizabeth Goudge.

“If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.”

- John Gay.

“Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.”

- Gene Wolfe.

"My sister Kwan believes she has yin eyes. She sees those who have died and now dwell in the world of Yin, ghosts who leave the mists just to visit her kitchen on Balboa Street in San Francisco.”

- Amy Tan.

“It was a gloomy prospect, and all that she could do was to throw a mist over it, and hope when the mist cleared away, she should see something else.”

- Jane Austen.

“The task of youth is not only its own salvation but the salvation of those against whom it rebels, but in that case there must be something vital to rebel against and if the elderly stiffly refuse to put up a vigorous front of their own, it leaves the entire situation in a mist.”

- Jane Addams.

“Unless God’s Word illumine the way, the whole life of men is wrapped in darkness and mist, so that they cannot but miserably stray.”

- John Calvin.

“Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it."

- Rachel Carson.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

- Rachel Carson.

“There's this magical sense of possibility that stretches like a bridge between June and August. A sense that anything can happen.”

- Aimee Friedman.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

- Robert Frost.

“But, standing in the fading golden sunlight now, I can feel some of the scars of the summer stabbing over. I can feel the promise of a new beginning.”

- Aimee Friedman.

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Written By
Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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