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Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
From Poised for Grace...

Douglas Brooks writes: Abhinavagupta reminds us that we are limited only by the limitations we mistake for our goals (GAS, 2.45)

Poised for Grace is Douglas' commentary on the Gita. I was reading and flowing right along last night and then I hit that quote. It stopped me in my tracks. I put down my readings and meditated on the quote.

Abhinavagupta was a 10th century Kashmir Shaivite (Tantric) philosopher.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 29, 2009 - 01:21pm PT
Hello...Werner....mind throwing down on this one?

A fave of mine.

"Every day on this side of the dirt is a good one!"

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 29, 2009 - 01:32pm PT
I've got a bunch of them.

"Stars are best discerned from the lonely isolation of experiential depths, not from the illuminated and ecstatic mountain tops"

Trad climber
northern CA
Jan 29, 2009 - 01:55pm PT
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to sharpen"

 Eden Phillpotts

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jan 29, 2009 - 02:24pm PT
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo da Vinci


Not here
Jan 29, 2009 - 02:45pm PT
A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 29, 2009 - 02:47pm PT
We need Rick James to post his motto...

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:01pm PT
"At either end of the social spectrum, there lies a leisure class"

Too which I add "It's getting stuck in the middle that's a bitch"


"Fail to plan, plan to fail"


for Anna:
"boats are like women, the rigging always costs more than the hull"

And a very (VERY) sexist one I made up:
"Boat are like women,
it is not so important how wide the beam so long as her curves are fair,
but at utmost she's responsive at the helm"

(Go ahead bash me for a little machismo ;)
Double D

Jan 29, 2009 - 03:03pm PT
"My best vacation is your worst nightmere!" Jim Bridwell


Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:09pm PT
Didn't Bridwell also say:
"It's not an adventure unless during the middle of it your not sure you will make back to the easy chair to tell the story!"


Toostoned, AZ
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:09pm PT
"Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often."
Mae West
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:29pm PT
"okay then, let's go, shall we?."
"yes. let's."
Jerry Dodrill

Sebastopol, CA
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:32pm PT
"An artist (or climber?) only works when the consequences of not working outweigh the consequences of working." from art and fear

true, but perhaps not inspiring.

Mountain climber
Jan 29, 2009 - 03:52pm PT
"Give me water, hope, silence.
Give me iron, struggle, volcanos."

As climbers we do things on the fringe that invite stress and discomfort. I love how this Neruda quote speaks to comfot, but also to things that make us stronger and better people.
seamus mcshane

Jan 30, 2009 - 12:02pm PT
"It ain't f*#ked-up until I can't fix it."

Trad climber
Bakersfield, CA
Jan 30, 2009 - 01:12pm PT
Another sexist one I have always liked:

"Women are like dog poop the older they get the easier they are to pick-up."

Trad climber
Jan 30, 2009 - 01:19pm PT
"You are so stupid, you are an insult to stupid people!"

Wanda to Otto.

"There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know."
Deemed Useless

Social climber
Jan 30, 2009 - 01:36pm PT
"Ahhhh...I have three kids and NO money!

Why can't I have no kids and three moneys?!!!" ~Homer Simpson~

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 30, 2009 - 01:41pm PT
"Action achieves strength, moderation eventuates in charm."

South of Black Rock City
Jan 30, 2009 - 01:51pm PT
"Beauty is just a light switch away"
Worked for me in college, not so much anymore. The sun comes up now and they may still be there!!!

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