Stonehenge

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Whoever was the person behind Stonehenge was one dickens of a motivator, I'll tell you that. ~ Bill Bryson

Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire,

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I don't like the place at all. It's all wrong. An imposition on the Landscape... ~ Terry Pratchett
  • I know this goes without saying, but Stonehenge really was the most incredible accomplishment. It took five hundred men just to pull each sarsen, plus a hundred more to dash around positioning the rollers. Just think about it for a minute. Can you imagine trying to talk six hundred people into helping you drag a fifty-ton stone eighteen miles across the countryside and muscle it into an upright position, and then saying, "Right, lads! Another twenty like that, plus some lintels and maybe a couple of dozen nice bluestones from Wales, and we can party!" Whoever was the person behind Stonehenge was one dickens of a motivator, I'll tell you that.
  • When any work seems to have required immense force and labor to effect it, the idea is grand. Stonehenge, neither for disposition nor ornament, has anything admirable; but those huge rude masses of stone, set on end, and piled each on other, turn the mind on the immense force necessary for such a work. Nay, the rudeness of the work increases this cause of grandeur, as it excludes the idea of art and contrivance; for dexterity produces another sort of effect, which is different enough from this.
  • Much of what has been written about Stonehenge is derivative, second-rate or plain wrong.
  • Every age has the Stonehenge it deserves-or desires.
  • Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
    Where the banshees live and they do live well
    Stonehenge, where a man's a man
    And the children dance to the pipes of Pan.

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