Niagara Falls Quotes (7 quotes)
Niagara Falls: A Very Quotable Place
Dear Quote Investigator: In the coruscating wit Oscar Wilde came to the United States to see the country and to conduct a series of lectures. When he visited the Niagara Falls, a classic honeymoon destination, he was unimpressed. Here are two variants of a saying that has been attributed to him:. I am having trouble finding a contemporaneous citation for either of these remarks. Are these really the words of Oscar Wilde? Quote Investigator: Oscar Wilde saw the Niagara Falls in February and made a collection of serious and comical pronouncements about the hydrological wonder.
The Niagara Falls , located on the Niagara River draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls and the adjacent American Falls along with the comparatively small Bridal Veil Falls, which combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 50 meters. This article needs cleanup. Please review Wikiquote:Templates to determine how to edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. This page has been listed as needing cleanup since this article contains a red file link that should either be removed or corrected. Wikipedia has an article about: Niagara Falls. Look up Niagara in Wiktionary , the free dictionary. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for: Niagara Falls.
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It is a memorable line. Over the years there have been many other comments related to our famous falls that for their uniqueness, humour, insight or passion deserve to be remembered—or at least recalled., Our future is like that of the passengers on a small pleasure boat sailing quietly above the Niagara Falls, not knowing that the engines are about to fail.
If you look at the bucket lists of any North American traveler, Niagara Falls has to be on it. It may not be the largest waterfall in the world, but it is definitely one of the most famous. The size and intensity of water flow has made Niagara Falls a place that draws travelers to visit. Lots of people use their honeymoon as a reason to knock Niagara Falls off their list. Not me.