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Ladder Quotes

Do you have a favorite "ladder quote" from literature, songs, or poems? Send it to charliebrouwer@swva.net and maybe we'll add it to the list.

I saw a white ladder all covered with water.
Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain

Be a lifeboat, a lamp, or a ladder; Help someone's soul heal; Walk out of your house as a Shepherd.

Now that my ladder’s gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, in the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.
William Butler Yeats, The Circus Animals Desertion

When Dr. Urbino was 81 years old his parrot escaped. The Dr. had climbed a ladder and managed to catch the bird.
“But he released him immediately because the ladder slipped from under his feet and for an instant he was suspended in the air and then realized that he had died without Communion, without time to repent of anything or to say goodbye to anyone at seven minutes past four on Pentecost Sunday.”
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Alleluia for Jesus who died on the tree to raise up this ladder of mercy for me.
R. Rakes – gospel song

Mortal and angel wrestle through the night,
Jacob struggling, wildly wondering why
An angel should choose man for this strange fight.
The crystal ladder breaks the fragile sky…..
Madeline L’engle, A Ladder of Angels

Ladders are
wonderful things – very important in the world.
Georgia O’Keefe

…the bold exploits of their high-flying hearts, their towers of pleasure, their ladders that have long since been standing where there was no ground, leaning just on each other, trembling…
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Eligies