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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 21, 2009 - 11:48pm PT
I often come across quotes that really strike me - and I like to share them.
So here's one I came across today

"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth". Ludwig Borne


Social climber
san joser
Oct 21, 2009 - 11:57pm PT
"I may live poorly, but at least I don't have to work to do it."

-unemployed guy in the movie Slacker

Oct 22, 2009 - 12:19am PT
^^^^on a similar note, i have lived in san francisco, anchorage, and on maui, three places that are known to be expensive.
i've been asked how did i afford the cost of living? my pat answer; "hey, the cost of doing without is the same wherever you go"

seen on the back of a hippie'ed up school bus..."follow me to your place"

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Oct 22, 2009 - 12:30am PT
From Nature's post on "cool inspiring quotes"


Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 22, 2009 - 12:30am PT
this one struck me recently...

...emotions whipsawed, feeling like approaching a harlot,
lust and angst drawing you along... -Tom Higgins

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 22, 2009 - 12:32am PT
"It is curious--curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." Mark Twain

"It's hard to be subtle with a chainsaw." photography student to his teacher.

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 12:37am PT
Speaking of Mark Twain,

"A cynic is someone who sees things the way they really are."

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2009 - 12:39am PT
two cheers for Twain; those are both keepers.

Trad climber
slowly dying in the OC
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:27am PT
"Trust luck, borrow trouble, and never ask the price!'
Ian Skies Walker

Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:37am PT


Tucson, AZ
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:54am PT
around '91 we were getting our asses handed to us on the Sherman Glacier route on Rainer. Stuck in a tent for two days in a horrendous storm.

Two dudes were stuck on the summit in the same storm. The weather cleared briefly and dudes were able to descend. My buddy ran into them in base camp ( I was still ascending with another team).

One dude offered to Dave "You only live once and if you die young, well, that sucks".
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 03:31am PT
"The creator of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandelous:
novelty disturbs and repels"

Simone de Beauvoir

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 04:17am PT
"I never could explain why
I love anybody or anything"
Walt Whitman

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:23am PT
"If climbers didn't die, climbing would."
John Barry

"An adventure is interesting enough in retrospect, especially to the person that didn't have it; at the time it happens it usually constitutes an exceedingly disagreeable experience."
Vilhjalmur Stefansson

"Three constitutes a large expedition, a party of one may be considered a small expedition."
Dr. Humphreys

Social climber
the Wastelands
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:39am PT
"I used to care but, things have changed"
Bob Dylan

Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:57am PT
(When I asked him to be careful downclimbing unanchored)
"I've lived a long and happy life."
Mike Baca, Oct. 17, 2009

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:57am PT
"Now wouldn't it be a real drag if we were all the same!" - Savoy Brown

Big Wall climber
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:18am PT
"Its a good day to Die."

Klingon Proverb

Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:20am PT
"Qui vit sans folie n’est pas aussi sage qu’il croit."

"He who lives without madness is not as wise as he believes."

Oct 22, 2009 - 11:29am PT
"I used to care but, things have changed"
Bob Dylan
^^^^thankyou norton, i'll take it, he can spare it
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