"You know, to me a mountain is Buddha. Think of all the patience, hundreds of thousands of years just sittin’ there bein’ perfectly perfectly silent and praying for us all living creatures in that silence and just waitin’ for us to stop all our frettin’ and foolin’. This is the beginning and the end of the world right here. Look at all those patient Buddhas lookin’ at us saying nothing."
—Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums