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the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City, SD
Jan 30, 2009 - 03:28pm PT
In court recently our attorney said , "but, your honor, there are some red flags..."

And the judge said, "you can wipe your ass with your red flags."

I'm inspired, I'm talking like that from now on....

Trad climber
the campfire just a ways past Chris' Taco stand
Jan 30, 2009 - 05:14pm PT
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. —Katherine Hepburn

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anaïs Nin


It takes a long time to understand nothing. — Edward Dahlberg

A wise man said we are guilty by our actions but innocent by our ignorance. To phrase it more bluntly, we’re all bozos on this bus. — Karl Baba

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. —Voltaire

Tourists use itineraries to see and do what they want. Travelers use itineraries to wipe up the mess when the kimchee hits the fan. — Randy Wayne White

The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual. — R. Buckminster Fuller

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. — John Cage

I can believe anything provided it is incredible. — Oscar Wilde

Live every day like it's your last, 'cause one day you're gonna be right. — Ray Charles

The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know. — Blaise Pascal

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice. — Meister Eckhart

All dis talk! Vy can't ve chust climb! —John Salathe


Social climber
wuz real!
Jan 30, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
"Thinking you've got the truth is a form of madness...."
-Joseph Campbell.

"If men of war can get together to get what they want, why can't men of peace get together to get what they want?"
-Leo Tolstoi.

"The way that can be known, is not the way."
-Lao Tze.

"WhoTF is this charioteer, anyway?"
---okay I may have made that one up, but he must have thought that.....

Trad climber
thats what she said...
Jan 30, 2009 - 10:04pm PT
"i don't have a girlfriend, but i do know a girl who would be REALLY pissed if she heard me say that"

Mountain climber
Jan 30, 2009 - 10:34pm PT
Better off in the mountains thinking about God,
than in church thinking about the mountains.

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jan 30, 2009 - 10:54pm PT
"Time spent Rock Climbing,
will not be deducted from your LIFE."

chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Aug 21, 2009 - 01:18pm PT
"Ever notice that 'What the Hell' is always the right decision?" ~Marilyn Monroe

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Carolyn C

Trad climber
the long, long trailer
Aug 21, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
"A paradox is not a conflict within reality. It is a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality should be like." -Richard Feynman

Boulder climber
Vail, Or
Aug 21, 2009 - 04:14pm PT
As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.
In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains
seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we
must be aware of change in the air, however slight,
lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
 - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas - -

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 21, 2009 - 04:20pm PT
"Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence." Wittgenstein

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 21, 2009 - 04:31pm PT
"Either my watch has stopped, or I'm dead" Groucho Marx

Aug 21, 2009 - 04:34pm PT
a violin is just a fancy fiddle.

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Aug 21, 2009 - 04:57pm PT
At the point in your day of experiencing outdoor challenges, where you finally feel really safe (or safer)-----preferably with food nearby and a drink in your hand:

"Here's to cheating death!"

Or am I off-topic with a toast?

Howabout the one a buddy first uttered in 1975 as I was starting a lead on E. Ridge of Bugaboo Spire:

"See you in Hell Brooks!"

I've used that one ever since on nervous leaders, and friends launching on a dangerous rapid after scouting it.

Trad climber
slowly dying in the OC
Aug 21, 2009 - 05:04pm PT
"Don't fall... the anchors are crap!"

My belayer
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 21, 2009 - 07:07pm PT
"I know. Let's have a spelling contest."

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Aug 21, 2009 - 07:12pm PT
If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

Katharine Butler Hathaway
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 21, 2009 - 07:13pm PT
"What would I be doing in a lonely hearts' club?

Mae West, asked if she would allow her photo to be one of the 50 people on the cover of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Eventually she agreed, though.

a blue ocean full of whales
Aug 21, 2009 - 07:16pm PT
What doesn't kill you

only makes you...

...wish you were dead. ;-)

Trad climber
Up the 'Creek w/out a Prada
Aug 24, 2009 - 03:43am PT
"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

But seriously, have you ever noticed that the sh!ttier the job, the more likely it is to require a drug test?

Trad climber
Aug 24, 2009 - 10:50am PT

Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though tempered with failure.
Then to take rank with those poor souls
who neither risk much nor lose much,
for they live in that gray twilight
that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
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