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rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
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

cragnshag

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
hooblie

climber
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"
Fritz

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

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/774459/cool-inspiring_quotes
Mungeclimber

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
Srbphoto

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.
Ksolem

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."
rockermike

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

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
wack-N-dangle

Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:37am PT
"It goes boys!” Lynn Hill with another Yosemite pioneer, Allan Steck. ...
"It goes boys!” Lynn Hill with another Yosemite pioneer, Allan Steck.
© Mick Ryan, Apr 2005
Credit: wack-N-dangle

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=107
nature

climber
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
Reilly

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

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
Norton

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

climber
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
ydpl8s

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
JNB

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

Klingon Proverb
nutstory

climber
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."
hooblie

climber
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
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:57am PT
"It is a good day to die"

I first heard that quote in the movie Little Big Man with Dustin Hoffman. The line is said several times by the Chief Dan George character Old Lodge Skins. He had tons of great lines in that movie "That Buffalo Wallow woman, she sleeps with horses"
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:15pm PT
"The unexamined life is not worth living" Socrates
brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:50pm PT
"The world is like a book, and those that never leave home read but one page."
-St. Augustine
BrianH

Trad climber
santa fe
Oct 22, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
"Everyone seems normal, until you get to know them."

Some damm bumper sticker on a fridge somewhere.
BillO

Boulder climber
Whittier, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 04:07pm PT
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” -- Carlos Castaneda
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
Oct 22, 2009 - 04:20pm PT
"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?"--Thoreau
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 22, 2009 - 04:25pm PT
f*ck you russ, i'm sick of your self-righteous sh*t, this is entertaining
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 22, 2009 - 04:25pm PT
"Nice Marmot"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 05:57pm PT
"This ain't T'juana." Dick Cilley
"When you're the world's most famous toproper, you take your life in your hands every day." ibid
"buy the gas and I'll drive you there." (sung to the tune of ,"Somewhere, a place for us." ibid

"you're so full of oit your eyes are brown." My dad, to me when i was about 14.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
"It only takes a single as#@&%e to stink up a whole room" kev
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:09pm PT
"Charlie Don't Surf."
Danielle Winters

Trad climber
Alaska
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:10pm PT
As we grow old we become smaller and smaller, and our power seeps back in to the earth whence it arose until there is nothing left, and then the wind blows us away"

Old Apache indian

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:12pm PT
Are you talking about Pate's woody?
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:14pm PT
"Seeps back into the earth....."

It applies.
Ghoulwe

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:17pm PT
A few of my favorites:

You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough. - Joe E. Lewis

We're hopelessly lost but we're making good time. - Yogi Berra

You have two choices, start living or start dying. – Clint Eastwood (Outlaw Josey Wales)

Kinky is using a feather. Perverted is using the whole chicken…
 seen on a bumper sticker



Eric
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:19pm PT
"It's gettin' re-goddamned-diculous." - John Wayne
altieboo

Boulder climber
Livermore, Ca
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:27pm PT
Haven't actually read or heard this from the "author" but it has been passed down to me.

"Sport climbing is a lot like sport f*#king. It's a lot of fun and requires no commitment." -Jim Bridwell
JNB

Big Wall climber
Northridge
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:42pm PT
"God Protects the Innocent, and Fortune favors the Bold"

Charles Cole


My mantra as I solo big wall.

Juan
JNB

Big Wall climber
Northridge
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:46pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lyaTfy8DAw&feature=related
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:49pm PT
from Film:
"Marvelous" Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry
"Morons, I've got morons on my team." Struther Martin, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

from Climbers?
"Whaddayawant" Mike Hoover
"Come ski" Bev Johnson
"well you know, I don't climb any more" Tony Yaniro
"does it hurt?" Brett Maurer
"this guy is an idiot" Norman Kingsley
"and then, right below the summit, he switched cracks!" Tom Frost
"5.9" Mike Waugh
"we were climbing, it felt good, I didn't need any pro" Phil Warrender
"I've got a chair and two bottles of water under that rock." Randy Leavitt
"Passion is a two edged sword" David Williams (Willie)
"I eat a lot of Bananas and Chicken" Rich Grigsby
"we're gunna die" Jeff Bosson
"I know what I want when I see it" Penny Ellis

Redwreck

Social climber
Echo Parque, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 06:50pm PT
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the living entrails of the last priest.

-Denis Diderot
Rusty Punch

climber
Cloverland, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
"I wish you would take up a pasttime that dosn't require a helmet" - Clover's Mom
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 22, 2009 - 08:02pm PT
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." -- Grouch Marx

" " -- Harpo Marx

"Mustard's no good without roast beef." -- Chico Marx

Zeppo has no quotes.
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him. George Carlin

Religion is just mind control. GC

Sometimes fast and light turns out to be frozen and f**ked. ??

Sometimes fear is the appropriate response. 9

The best climber is the one having the most fun. Alex Lowe
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:14pm PT
"They that can give up essential
liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

"If you want total security,
go to prison. There you're fed, clothed,
given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking is freedom."
Dwight Eisenhower

"A little learning is a dangerous thing"
Alexander Pope.

"Any fool can spend money."
George A.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
"Aye, you may be going up mate, but a lot higher than you think".
Whillians, while retreating, to two Japanese climbers continuing up into the storm, Eiger North Face route.
Tony
Gunks Guy

Trad climber
Rhinebeck, NY
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:45pm PT
- 32 feet/second squared: It's not just a good idea, its the LAW!

 It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear. -- Freeman Dyson

 Wherever you go, there you are - Buckaroo Bonsai

 The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

 Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Your Not axially 007. Well your not Thomas Jefferson. Ether ?
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:52pm PT
Name that tune?
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:58pm PT
"I came to get high and burn sh#t down"

Sticker on the wall at the Southern Sun in Boulder......


couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:04am PT
...my small benediction: let us be most humbled, thankful and awestruck at the prize of consciousness, the sunny days on what we call rock and mountains with others we call friends, the noble globe itself only a dot in the vast swirl of matter and time, in the great physics of it all Frank pondered, the same which pounds and baffles each of us under a clear night sky. And there, looking up, perhaps I am not alone making a quiet vow to hold more tightly to good friendship and love before sleeping Frank’s sleep.

Tom Higgins"
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:12am PT
"Consumate "V's"....Consumate!
Jeez, guy wouldn't know Majesty if it came up & bit him"......StrongBad

He's got some skills of an artist.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:27am PT
nice Skully!

"Here I go again with the email. Hope that its from a female..."

-Strongbad
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:38am PT
"Don't worry Hinterstoisser, we can get back!"
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:47am PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#132067
...
R.B.

Trad climber
AZ-WA
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:54am PT
In regards to an interview conducted in 1985 in Camp 4 of Yosemite Valley ... a writer for playboy magazine, Craig Vetter who was climbing with Galen Rowell wanted to hear 'my' story about how I fractured my heal taking a 25' whipper on the Catchy Corner, 5.11a of the Cookie Cliff of Yosemite, my (favorite) quote of which is published in Playboy Magazine, around October '86, in an article titled "Climbers" an excerpt is as follows (page 184, middle top paragraph):

At a camfire the night before, a climber, from Flagstaff had talked to me about just that thing (about falling). His name was RB and he'd been climbing for 17 years, since he was four. Just the year before, he'd taken a fall that had flipped him over backward and smashed his heel bone into five pieces. He said he could have saved the plunge if he'd just grabbed the rope, which he didn't, because HIS CLIMBER'S CODE TOLD HIM NOT TO. He said it wasn't a total loss, though. It had left an unnaturally large bump on his heel , which made his (three-striper feerays) fit perfectly (thereafter).

"And I learned something from that climb," he told me. "I LEARNED TO NEVER LET ETHICS HURT YOU."

So this is my favorite (or is that famous???) quote. And so to translate to 2009 lingo -- Climb and enjoy, but remember gravity doesn't care who YOU ARE! Be safe out there ... RB

BTW - This is a cool article about climbing in Yos in the early '80's, with Bachar, Kauk, etc.







sac

Trad climber
spuzzum
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:11am PT
Jim Baldwin (Perhaps E. Cooper), on describing their ascent of "The Grand Wall" Squamish.

" We didn't know what to expect... but that was to be expected"
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 02:54am PT
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice" Clint Eastwood

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 23, 2009 - 09:51am PT
Terminate the Colonel, with extreme prejudice.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 23, 2009 - 09:59am PT
Excellent advice R.B., and a good story.
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 23, 2009 - 10:02am PT
You can tell an old climber but you can't tell him much.
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Oct 23, 2009 - 10:12am PT
"The most important thing about expedition food is that there is some"-Eric Shipton
Mike.

climber
Oct 23, 2009 - 11:08am PT
Some jewels here. (Not a quote.)


"Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny." -FZ

"If you wait for the weather, you'll never do jack sh#t." -CP

"Before one can do something, one must first be something." -Goethe

Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:46pm PT
rb you fractured your heel, then it healed.

which brings Struther Martin in Cool Hand luke to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuDDqU6n4o&NR=1
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:51pm PT
Sweet!
quietpartner

Trad climber
Moantannah
Oct 23, 2009 - 01:51pm PT
"Quit sojering"




"Off yer ass and on yer feet....

Outta the shade and in the heat."
Esparza

Trad climber
Westminster, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 03:02pm PT
Great posts... This is one of my favorites...

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 04:36pm PT
"Everything you ever heard about Berkeley is either true or an understatement."

1975-76 Boalt Hall catalog.

John
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Me: "Didn't you get that climb clean?"
Skip: "No, I hung like a wet rag!"

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 23, 2009 - 07:06pm PT
Your not LOST if you don’t care where you are.
Lee Bow

Trad climber
wet island
Oct 23, 2009 - 07:22pm PT
The point to climbing is to gain the reputation of being a hardman, and then to do the minimum amount of climbing to maintain that reputation.

Tom Patey?
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Oct 23, 2009 - 07:23pm PT
my favorite at the moment:

"To Believe is to be Strong. Doubt Cramps Energy. Belief is Power" a quote from F.D.R during a conversation with Winston Churchill 1942

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 23, 2009 - 09:14pm PT
McClinksi, aka Russ McLean, in one of his more lucid moments:

"If you really want to make a name for yourself in this crazy game, find the routes Bonatti backed down from and climb them."
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 10:20pm PT

A favorite of mine as it seems to fits many parts of life: including many of the posts on ST


"WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE"


Doug


Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Oct 24, 2009 - 02:01am PT
"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Oct 24, 2009 - 02:35am PT
I used to think I was indecisive...now


I am not so sure.





Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:35am PT
Beauty is just a light switch away!!!!

Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Oct 25, 2009 - 01:33am PT
"Climbing may be hard, buts it easier than growing up"

Ed Sklar
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Oct 25, 2009 - 01:36am PT
"The more you practice, the luckier you get."

Jim Bridwell
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 25, 2009 - 01:56am PT
There's a sign on interstate 5, just north of Sacramento, which says "Sheriff Detention Facility". They probably thought the sign means "county jail" or "state prison" or something like that, of course dressed up in the unnecessarily fancy language that bureaucrats and the legal system like. Except what the sign actually means is "jail for sheriffs". Perhaps it was designed and made in a prison, by a witty and educated inmate supervised by slow-wits.

This may please those here who are less than enthusiastic about the law, and who wish that sheriffs were kept in jails. I suppose it's possible that there has been some outbreak of lawlessness amongst sheriffs in California, causing there to be a need for a prison just for them, but it seems unlikely.

I keep meaning to take a picture of the thing, it's so funny.
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Oct 25, 2009 - 11:47am PT
"Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid."

Heinrich Heine
WBraun

climber
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:05pm PT
A sign in at a nuclear reactor research facility back in late sixties -


"Nothing is fool proof...fools are ingenious."
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:07pm PT
"My name is Hans, I am here to conquer your five-sixes."

"There is no German word for 'take'"
perswig

climber
Oct 25, 2009 - 12:40pm PT
"My name is Hans, I am here to conquer your five-sixes."
Now there's a man after my own heart.


On the back of an adaptive ski-rig on a W. Miller trailer:
"Die living."

roadman

climber
Oct 25, 2009 - 01:53pm PT
"in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king".

I heard it off a tom waits CD but I'm sure he stole it. He's got some good ones.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Oct 25, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
He who knows best knows how little he knows. Thomas Jefferson
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Oct 25, 2009 - 10:51pm PT
Ben Franklin's favorite saying was "You can't bolt your door with a stewed carrot."

But he was struck by lightning so what did he know.
DrDeeg

Mountain climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Oct 25, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Eric Beck was always good for a few:

"At each end of the social spectrum, lies the leisure class."
(This is sometimes attributed to Thorsten Veblen, but I've looked and I believe it truly is Beck's original.)

"That's like practicing bivouacking." (in response to something he thought was a really stupid idea)

"The secret to face climbing is weight transfer."
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Oct 25, 2009 - 10:58pm PT
It's better to ask for forgiveness, then for permission?
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Oct 25, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Then there was the sign at the entrance to the hippie commune...

"No left turn un-stoned"
Anastasia

Mountain climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Oct 25, 2009 - 11:20pm PT

"Great abilities produce great vices as well as virtues."
Greek Proverb

"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
Mark Twain

"It's always further than it looks.
It's always taller than it looks.
It's always harder than it looks."

-The 3 rules of mountaineering.-

"The love we give away is the only love we keep."
Elbert Hubbard
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Oct 26, 2009 - 09:10am PT

A good man, is hard to find. - Roy Rogers

A hard man, is good to find. - Mae West

A day without laughter, is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

A day without sex, is a day wasted. - Marilyn Chambers
Skeptimistic

Mountain climber
Oct 26, 2009 - 10:26am PT
Youth is wasted on the young - G Bernard Shaw

and its Scandanavian origin - Too soon old, too late smart

my personal favorite - I love you
Fogarty

climber
Back in time..
Oct 26, 2009 - 02:44pm PT
Fortune favors the bold.
-Terence
Vertikal

climber
Oct 26, 2009 - 03:36pm PT
Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it.

Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.

--from The South Pole, by Roald Amundsen.
John Vawter

Social climber
San Diego
Oct 26, 2009 - 04:18pm PT
"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."

Winston Churchill
BillO

Boulder climber
Whittier, CA
Oct 26, 2009 - 04:21pm PT
I'm not as think as you stoned I am.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Oct 26, 2009 - 05:20pm PT
Only users lose drugs.
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Oct 26, 2009 - 06:31pm PT
"If I keep a green bough in my heart

a singing bird

will come"

--Chinese Proverb


High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:37am PT
From a YouTube poster:

"Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon - it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory."
Tobia

Social climber
GA
Jan 30, 2010 - 08:46am PT
"With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere."

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."
C.S. Lewis

Tobia

Social climber
GA
Jan 30, 2010 - 09:18am PT
What does he need?
Revenge
Revenge.
For what?
Bein' born.



I have thought and talked and smoked on this matter and my decision is....

Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?



d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Jan 30, 2010 - 10:03am PT
never let it be said that i
didn't do the least i could do.
 hawkeye from some mash episode


my new slab climbing mantra:
ja, vee believe in nossing.
 nihilists from the big lebowski
DanaB

climber
Philadelphia
Jan 30, 2010 - 10:57am PT
Somebody asked Memphis Slim, itinerant blues piano player, about his early years of playing in the Delta in the '30s and '40s. " Man, I didn't care about nothin' except whisky, pussy, and having a good time."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 30, 2010 - 12:47pm PT
"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so."

Al Gore, 2006, quoting Mark Twain

"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice, which produces beggars, needs restructuring."


Martin Luther King

As necessary, change the system.
George R

climber
The Gray Area
Jan 30, 2010 - 11:39pm PT
Dude, where's my car ?
WandaFuca

Social climber
From the gettin place
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Oscar Wilde
WBraun

climber
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:38am PT
Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words .......
gonzo chemist

climber
the Twilight Zone of someone else's intentions
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:57am PT
"Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*#king beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back."

 Al Swearengen
WandaFuca

Social climber
From the gettin place
Jan 31, 2010 - 01:38am PT
No man knows less than the man who knows it all . . .
Cpt0bvi0u5

Trad climber
Merced CA
Jan 31, 2010 - 01:55am PT
"The thing that I'm getting out of pushing my limits is that I turn impossible to possible. I turn something I havent done to something I'm doing. But the possibilities of what we are capable of doing if we believe in it is the most compelling thing I can think of." - Dean Potter
bonin_in_the_boneyard

Trad climber
Up the 'Creek w/out a Prada
Jan 31, 2010 - 02:49am PT
"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde

"He no playa the game, he no maka the rules." Earl Butz on the Pope's opposition to birth control

"Getting caught is the mother of invention." Robert Byrne

"I saw a wino eating grapes and I was like, 'Dude, you have to wait!'" Mitch Hedberg

"Every night before bed I like to have a little milk and cookies..." Richard Pryor telling an audience how he caught fire

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin

"Man who run in front of car get tired. Man who run behind car get exhausted." Asian track coach?

"It's the one that says 'Bad Mother F*#ker' on it." Jules Winfield

"Remember, Don... when God closes a door, he opens a dress." Roger Sterling

"F*#k" Proverbial
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 31, 2010 - 10:02am PT
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a have-not. It comes to see that an edifice, which produces have-nots, needs restructuring.

-Variant on Martin Luther King



You must be the change you wish to see.
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Jan 31, 2010 - 12:48pm PT
Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:18pm PT
"If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The peoples of this world must unite, or they will parish. This war, that has ravaged so much of the earth, has written these words. The atomic bomb has spelled them out for all men to understand.... By our works we are committed, committed to a world united, before this common peril, in law, and in humanity."

J. Robert Oppenheimer
acceptance speech of the certificate of appreciation from the secretary of war presented by Gen. Groves at Los Alamos, October 16, 1945
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
"I believe our future depends, powerfully, on how well we understand this Cosmos..."

Carl Sagan
Gene

Social climber
Feb 1, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.

~Gerald Ford
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:01pm PT
This is my favorite quote:
From "Darkness at Noon"

"I don't like to work, no man does. But I like what's in the work, the chance to find yourself, your own reality. For yourself, not for others. What no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and can never tell what it really means." - Joseph Conrad

kurt
Pate

Trad climber
Feb 1, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
"It's impossible to find a place that's nice and peaceful." Holden Caulfield.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 02:41pm PT
" I just saw a Cadillac commercial and the music was by Led Zeppelin. I thought "how nice, Cadillac is trying to appeal to young people""

Some comedian on the radio this morning.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Mar 3, 2010 - 01:58pm PT
Re: belief, believers
1. When you stand for everything you stand for nothing.
2. Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Re: change
It's a lot easier to change when you can than when you have to.
cintune

climber
the Moon and Antarctica
Mar 3, 2010 - 02:52pm PT
"The mountain doesn't know you're an expert." - John Porter
Pate

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2010 - 03:42pm PT
"It's always darkest just before it's totally black." Mao Tse Tung
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Mar 3, 2010 - 03:49pm PT
I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.
Dan Quayle
I have made good judgements in the Past. I have made good judgements in the Future.
Dan Quayle
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
Dan Quayle

The future will be better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle
 More quotations on: [The Future]
We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward.
Dan Quayle
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.
Dan Quayle
We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
Dan Quayle

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.
Dan Quayle
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Dan Quayle
When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame.
Dan Quayle
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.
Dan Quayle
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
Dan Quayle, 11/30/88
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
Dan Quayle, 12/6/89
Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.
Dan Quayle, 5/20/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
Dan Quayle, 5/22/89
Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.
Dan Quayle, 8/11/89
Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still has a job next year.
Dan Quayle, 8/18/92
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
jjhellstrom

Trad climber
Dayton, OH
Mar 3, 2010 - 04:49pm PT
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
-Eva Young

I don't abide by heroes. Oversized characters can dwarf our imagination, making us forget that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, too.
--Janusz Korczak
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 9, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
"For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert." (anonymous courtroom attorneys)
climber9

Trad climber
Cameron Park, CA
Apr 11, 2010 - 03:42am PT
On my college buddy's faded yellow t-shirt:

I'm a dirty little monkey and I'm totally out of control.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Apr 11, 2010 - 11:20am PT
"Men tend to fall in love with the women they are attracted to and women tend to become attracted to the men they fall in love with."

    From Sex, Lies, and Video Tape


"Badges? We ain’t go no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges."

    From Treasure of the Sierra Madre


"You know how to whistle don't you, Steve?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MheNUWyROv8

    From To Have and Have Not


"You know the wisdom that comes with age? Well, I've found it's not worth it."

    KR


"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

    Unknown [semantics test for natural language parsers]


"Time flies when you're asleep."

    KR
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 11, 2010 - 11:37am PT
"I just got an ant farm? Them fellas didn't grow sh'it!"

-Mitch Hedberg
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 20, 2010 - 05:13pm PT
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

(J. Krishnamurti)
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:16am PT
Yvon Chouinard-
"We're a part of nature. As we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves. It is a selfish thing to want to protect nature."
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:19am PT
Some days you're the windshield

Some days you're the bug!

:-)

eKat
go-B

climber
In God We Trust
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:46am PT
Since it cost a lot to win, and even more to lose, you and me gotta spend some time, wonderin' what to choose -Hunter/Garcia
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 06:49pm PT
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."


Shakespeare
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jun 30, 2010 - 02:26pm PT
"Skipt, you are an idiot. Jesus hates idiots who are incapable of admitting when they are wrong."

-Weschrist, June 2010
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Jun 30, 2010 - 03:25pm PT
Hermann Goering Quote

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on
a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of
it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people
don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in
Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the
country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to
drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist
dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no
voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked,
and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the
country to danger. It works the same in any country."

by:

Hermann Goering
(1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag, Prime Minister of Prussia and, as Hitler's designated successor, the second man in the Third Reich. [Göring]
Date:

April 18, 1946
Source:

Nuremberg Diary (Farrar, Straus & Co 1947), by Gustave Gilbert (an Allied appointed psychologist), who visited daily with Goering and his cronies in their cells, afterwards making notes and ultimately writing the book about these conversations.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 30, 2010 - 03:37pm PT
In the spirit of Cliffhanger's post, I'll add:

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

Mark Twain

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 30, 2010 - 03:57pm PT
in conversation with the lord, i sputter such as:

gowd fukin dammit!
why do you pry sorrow from me you dos focking c%&nt!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jun 30, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
"A man who hates kids and dogs can't be all bad." W.C. Fields
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 30, 2010 - 06:14pm PT
“Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.”

Aristotle
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
A few Churchill quotes...

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

"Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old."

"I like a man who grins when he fights."

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."
moacman

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 30, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
"You can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t"

(Mom)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 07:44pm PT
"Slurp, chortle, momf."--Brenda Puff
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 30, 2010 - 07:47pm PT
^^Mom quotes!^^

Regarding a complaint about the small size of the pantry, and the over-sized walk-in closet on the other side, I suggested moving the wall a foot or two. She looked at me aghast and quipped:

"You can't just hack it out with a chainsaw and call it a day!"

haha - I'll never forget that one...

SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall, CO
Jun 30, 2010 - 07:58pm PT
"Don't slap rude and sail if you're shaky at the grade."
Mimi

climber
Jun 30, 2010 - 07:59pm PT
Saw a good bumper sticker today:

Wag more. Bark less.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
From my daugher at 5 years old, told we have no money for the toy she wanted to buy....

"There is a money machine over there. You can get some."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jul 13, 2010 - 11:44am PT
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

-Jonathan Swift
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:10pm PT
Bumper sticker I learned about when ordering thousands of dollars worth of little restoration parts from my vintage VW bus:

"WATCH OUT - HIPPIES ARE BACK - BUT NOW THEY HAVE MONEY!"

:-)

eKat
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jul 13, 2010 - 01:16pm PT
a blank stare passage comprises a quick quote, held dearly.

conversations with a bullet.

hope flickers, so the finger engages the trigger.
the infant moment following, where he stares upon the business end of the bullet that will soon alight him, is a slight pause in eternity.

the inanimate bullet becomes his chaufer.
"where you wish?" it inquires.

"away from everywhere, into nowhere's open arms." he muses.

the projection of the bullet interrupts while it processes his insufficient request.
then, flight resumes and the bullet mutters,

"dumb f*#k. the pains that i impart will not be temporary. they will be yours and your's until.

with the transaction complete, abiding forces such as acceleration due to gravity and deceleration due to wind drag uphold their duty upon both the bullet and his emotions.



SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 13, 2010 - 04:22pm PT
back in late 70s I spotted this bumper sticker (obviously someone fed up with burgeoning environmental love fest) "Nuke the Whales" Not my politics but it did capture an alternative version of life at the time.
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 14, 2010 - 08:10am PT
"Life is a bivouac." -Russ McLean

"You never know..." -Fred Becky

"We cheated death again!" -Russ McLean
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jul 19, 2010 - 09:41pm PT
"You didn't check the forecast??? Seems mighty irresponsible."

"This is the kind of mindset that gets people killed. Mountains don't move. It'll be there another day. Rolling the dice on that day with that forecast not only could have gotten you killed, but endangered the lives of SAR professionals."

"When non-climbers weigh in on climbing related issues, it's really outrageous."

-Cragman, July 2010, a Third Pillar of Dana thread
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jul 19, 2010 - 09:46pm PT
"If we differ on ultimates, then we are ultimately different. If you have one vision of ultimate reality and value, and I have another, then we have nowhere to go when we encounter deep conflicts of interest. If we lack a shared orientation in nature and history, and if we lack a common understanding of who we are and what we should strive for together, then we lack the means to transcend our differences when the soical chips are down. We will be left to think that the other just has it wrong."

Loyal Rue, Religion is Not About God, 2005
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jul 19, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
"Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them."

-Thomas Jefferson

re: god concepts, too:

Jehovah: God of Moses; God of Abraham; God of the ancient Hebrews; God of modern Jews, Christians and Muslims
Hypercrates: personification of the ultimate force, or ultimate forces, controlling the Cosmos and the lives, nature and history of living things
Diacrates: hypothetical Intelligence many, including Einstein, speculated about as a possibility
The Chef

climber
Topsfield Ma
Jul 20, 2010 - 12:24am PT
"Men hang out their signs indicitive of their respective trades. Shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch; even a dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in the Franconia Mountains God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that in New England He makes men" Daniel Webster, 1831

"Put a cast on your pussy bone and do it" Joseph Re, 2009

"Every day I go to the paper to check the Obituaries. If I'm not in there, it's a good day" George Carlin, 19??

Joe.
Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jul 20, 2010 - 12:29am PT
"Time isn't the enemy. Fear of change is. Accept that nothing lasts forever and you'll start to appreciate the advantages of whatever age you are now."




BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 21, 2010 - 01:53am PT
Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert eight thousand feet above the level of the sea…

…its sluggish waters are so strong with alkali that if you only dip the most hopelessly soiled garment into them once or twice and wring it out, it will be found as clean as if it had been through the ablest of washerwomen’s hands…

…This water is not good for bruised places and abrasions of the skin. We had a valuable dog. He had raw places on him. He had more raw places than sound ones. He was the rawest dog I almost ever saw. He jumped overboard one day to get away from the flies. But it was bad judgment. In his condition, it would have been just as comfortable to jump into the fire. The alkali water nipped him in all the raw places simultaneously, and he set out for shore with considerable interest. He yelped and barked and howled as he went – and by the time he got to shore there was no bark to him – for he had barked the bark all out of his inside, and the alkali water had cleaned the bark all off his outside, and he probably wished he’d never embarked on any such enterprise…

A white man cannot drink the water of Mono Lake for it is nearly pure lye. It is said that the Indians in the vicinity drink it sometimes, though. It is not improbable, for they are among the purest liars I ever saw.

-Mark Twain, Roughing It
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Aug 16, 2010 - 03:38pm PT
re: the slander and hostility posted on the forum of supertopo

"It all starts with snarky, condescending comments by these Christian freaks on their religious threads."

Pate
August, 2010
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 16, 2010 - 06:00pm PT
Good one, Daph!
Pate

Trad climber
Aug 16, 2010 - 06:02pm PT
I was hoping that one would get noticed.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 23, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
"Golf is now more bad ass than trad climbing!"


John Bachar - "Doug Robinson, Sean Jones, rap bolt South face of Half Dome!" thread on the Taco.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Aug 23, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Another bumper sticker:

Can you fix my husband? He says he's broke
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Sep 25, 2010 - 05:25pm PT
"They're pussies. [Democrats] are the worse salesmen in the world - they could not talk Lindsey Lohan into a rum and coke."

Bill Maher
Real Time, Sept 24, 2010
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland
Nov 12, 2010 - 11:00pm PT
"Fart Proudly"

On ugly women...

"It's all the same once you blow the candle out"

I know for certain Benjamin Franklin said the first one and I believe I read the second one in the same book of BF quotes. Man was not only a genius, but practical.


http://www.amazon.com/Fart-Proudly-Writings-Benjamin-Franklin/dp/1583940790
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Nov 12, 2010 - 11:18pm PT
You can't fool all the people all the time....that's why there are 2 political parties...
Bob Hope

This is one of my favorites when surfing the political threads here, and reading Dr. F's rants.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 14, 2010 - 07:59pm PT
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 14, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams


In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
Douglas Adams
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Nov 14, 2010 - 08:46pm PT
"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."

Aung San Suu Kyi


And she was freed yesterday after 15 years of being detained by the government of Burma!

Peter

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 14, 2010 - 09:56pm PT
"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."

Aung San Suu Kyi


And she was freed yesterday after 15 years of being detained by the government of Burma!

Peter

Perfect, Peter.

Thanks.
Tobia

Social climber
GA
Nov 15, 2010 - 06:44am PT
"(barf)" - A Crowley
hallvano

climber
Norway
Nov 15, 2010 - 09:30am PT
"Sports climbing is like eating on McDonalds, you know what you get"

Written on the bar of Climbers Café, Lofoten, Norway. Dunno who said it.
skywalker

climber
Nov 15, 2010 - 10:31am PT
"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened"

S.....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 15, 2010 - 11:18am PT
"The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children"

Ivan Turgenev

seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Nov 15, 2010 - 11:26am PT
"Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades" - ?
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Nov 15, 2010 - 11:27am PT
"I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know. "

Joseph Conrad- HEart of Darkness
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 15, 2010 - 11:28am PT
the darkest most evil thing any humane has ever done.
jefferson Davis
talking about the emancipation proclamation.
don't worry the tea party is here & we are going constitutional - states rights - slavery is on the way back.
HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Nov 15, 2010 - 12:20pm PT
The will to win is nothing...compared to the will to prepare to win.
neversummer

Mountain climber
perris, cali
Nov 15, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
want in one hand and sh#t in the other, see which one fills up first.

thats what my dad always said anyways
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Nov 15, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
A polymath is someone who likes everything and nothing else. Umberto Eco

The truth, uncompromisingly told, always has its ragged edges. Herman Melville
Mark Not-circlehead

Boulder climber
Martinez, CA
Nov 15, 2010 - 02:18pm PT
Probably already posted already in this thread, but here goes anyway.

My two favorite "Tucker-isms":

" I merely choose not to feel pain"

" In this life, you don't get what you want, you get what you deserve"
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Nov 23, 2010 - 01:41pm PT
Henri Poincare: We also know how cruel the truth often is, and we wonder whether delusion is not more consoling.

Bob (under 40): More "consoling" or more important? Nothing's more important than truth -no matter how hard or sharp its edges.

Bob (over 40): Did I really say that? Whoops, youthful indiscretion.

.....

Struggle between "what is" (what's real/true) and "what matters" (what's important) is always going to exist in the practice of living. Esp across age groups, interest groups, moods, circumstances, etc. Because each in their own way contributes to "what works" in the practice of living.
this just in

Ice climber
north fork
Nov 23, 2010 - 03:37pm PT
"Dirka dirka"
Team America
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Nov 23, 2010 - 06:38pm PT
" Tonight men there will be a winner and a loser. The loser will go back to their locker room and say we tried hard and played hard and we can hold our heads high. The winner will go back to their locker room celebrate and get ready to go get laid."

My high school football coach before the sate championship.

We lost!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 23, 2010 - 08:33pm PT
"I'll try anything once. Twice if it hurts"
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Nov 25, 2010 - 05:25pm PT
There are times when you can only take the next step. And then another.
William Gibson
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 25, 2010 - 10:05pm PT
"People will try anything to improve their game, except practice"


Vic Braden, Tennis Coach
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Nov 26, 2010 - 12:52am PT
"When your nose is to the grindstone, don't stick your tongue out."

My wife yesterday morning.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Nov 26, 2010 - 10:29am PT
apropos of our little skirmishes:

"the reason academic disagreements are so bitter is because the stakes are so small"

    henry kissinger
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Nov 26, 2010 - 03:21pm PT
Here's a twist, showing how it can go either way:

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved..."

Charles Darwin
The Descent of Man (1871)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 26, 2010 - 03:24pm PT
I'm reading Ben Franklin's autobiography right now.


There's a "favorite quote",

about every five pages or so.


StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 26, 2010 - 03:34pm PT
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Mohandas Gandhi

Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
Mohandas Gandhi
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Nov 28, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
"A hundred pounds of uranium is smaller than a football. Every way that drugs come to New York City would be the same way highly enriched uranium could come. If you have any doubt about the ability of al Qaeda to bring highly enriched uranium into the U.S., they could always hide it in a bale of marijuana."

terrorist expert,
in the film, Countdown to Zero

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:52am PT
"Trivial move, just cranked into it wrong." JL?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:03am PT
"I ain't no fukkin' pad person" the Blute.
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:04am PT
an unusual one:

"What do you do when you are offered kilos of gold by a confessed murderer while sitting in a terrorist controlled jungle?"

pics and story:
http://www.picturestoryblog.com/don_beni/
groundup

Trad climber
hard sayin' not knowin'
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:07am PT
overheard from somewhere above Touch and Go in Eldorado Canyon:

climber: "I'm screwed! what should I do?!?"
belayer(at the top of his lungs) "what does not kill you, only makes you stronger"
climber(quietly) "but what if it kills me?"
belayer: "uhh... on belay?"
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:12am PT
the sweetest fruit grows at home
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:13am PT
"You don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"
Dylan
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:37am PT


This guy - George Lawrence - said "The hitherto impossible in photography is my specialty"

Then he backed it up with pictures like this:

http://www.sfgate.com/maps/1906quake/

Lawrence used 17 kites linked together to lift his 50lb camera up over San Francisco Bay to get this shot of the city right after the earthquake of '06. (1906)
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Dec 2, 2010 - 11:40am PT
"All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault."

Carl Sagan
Demon Haunted World
Fredrick

Social climber
Ocean City, NJ
Dec 2, 2010 - 12:42pm PT
Most joyous quote:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Saddest quote:

"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:15
crunch

Social climber
CO
Dec 2, 2010 - 12:44pm PT
"A pinnacle is worth five walls!"

Layton Kor
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Dec 2, 2010 - 12:50pm PT
"If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure".
G.W. Bush
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Dec 27, 2010 - 08:59pm PT
"We are becoming a nation of wusses."

Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (Dec 2010)
re: the cancellation of an NFL football game due to bad weather

And Rendell's frosting on the cake:

"The Chinese are kicking our butts in everything. If this was in China, do you think the Chinese would've called off the game? People would've been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing Calculus on the way down."

Rendell is a democrat, too.

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 27, 2010 - 09:08pm PT
I think Bush said that if we don't fail, we run the risk of success.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Dec 29, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
re: the ascent of man

"...the ascent of man is not made by loveable people, it's made by people who have two qualities, an immense integrity and at least a little genius."

Jacob Bronowski,
in the film, Ascent of Man

Another from JB:

"That's the essence of science. Ask an impertinent question and you're on the way to the pertinent answer."
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 29, 2010 - 02:43pm PT
That SF quake/kite shot is amazing, Chaz, cool stuff!
nita

Social climber
chica from chico..waiting on spring days..
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. "
— WALT WHITMAN
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:52pm PT
"It has 4 forward gears 12 reverse gears. We like to get out of trouble faster than we get into it." -- Kelly of Kelly's Heros


"There's a lot of truth to those facts." -- Kelly, a famous Technical Writer
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2011 - 12:59pm PT
"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding!"

Heard it me 'ole blighted childhood!
Tea

Trad climber
Behind the Zion Curtain
Jan 7, 2011 - 01:29pm PT
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."

— Charles Bukowski
Amy

Sport climber
Santa Fe, NM
Jan 7, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
"Make the best of it, cause there's little choice"
-Karl Baba

Saw that memorable line in another thread and it's been motivating me through my current injured phase!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Jan 16, 2011 - 11:55am PT
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde



Ties in with Amy's.

Thanks Lisa. For the reminder. ;)
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Jan 16, 2011 - 12:27pm PT
on the list of places i've lived are some of the most expensive ones out there. my response, when asked how i managed:

"the cost of doing without is the same wherever you go"
deepnet

Boulder climber
CA
Jan 16, 2011 - 12:42pm PT
"the only time I hold your hand is to get the angle right"
-Amy Winehouse from the song "In My Bed"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 16, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
K-man, I believe that was Oddball, (Donald Sutherland) in his rocks in mouth Detroit accent, and not Kelly, who said that.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:20pm PT
"Right after I came out of jail, I wrote a status message that we are going to win because we don't understand politics, because we don't understand their nasty games; we're going to win because our tears come from our heart."

Wael Ghonim, the young Egyptian who organized the new age revolution in Egypt in Feb 2011
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:29pm PT
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 14, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
"I would never join a club that would have me as a member"
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:01am PT
The man prayer " I am a man, I can change, if I have to, I guess."
The truth as spoken by Red Green from the Red Green Show.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:06am PT
"If you had to do it all over-would you fall in love with yourself again?" Gershwin
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:09am PT
"I want a real good woman to do just what I say."

Bob Dylan
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:10am PT
"There aren't any strangers in the mountains, just friend's you haven't met" Skinner saying.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Believe a quarter of what you hear and half of what you see.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Jaybro, you are absolutely correct, it was Oddball....


How's this one, from my favorite of all SpeedBallers, Lowell George:



All I need is a pretty girl in a lonely town.


~ or ~

One from Robert Earl Keen:


If I could live my life all over
It wouldn't matter anyway
'Cause I never could stay sober
On the Corpus Christi Bay

FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face
Mike Tyson
Gene

climber
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
i kind of put my own spillway-spin-off of happines into it...

~Neebee
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:43pm PT
Anyone with half an imagination can imagine a world better than this one.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Feb 24, 2011 - 05:48pm PT
Greek Proverbs I grew up with...

"He who becomes a sheep is eaten by the wolf."

"He who doesn't listen to his friends, makes his enemies happy."

"At age 20 mind, at age 30 life, at age 40 a wife. Otherwise no mind no life no wife." (Kefalonian proverb)

"Too many opinions sink the boat."
okay,whatever

Trad climber
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 24, 2011 - 06:56pm PT
"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy -- I mean that if you are happy you will be good."
    Bertrand Russell

"What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man?"
    Nietzsche

"We must respect the other fellows religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
    H.L. Mencken

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them, I have others."
    Groucho Marx
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:17pm PT
There are no strangers in the mountains, just friends you haven't met -Courtney Skinner
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:32pm PT
With every sunrise there is a new chance. But with every sunset you know you blew it

It takes a big man to cry, and it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man.

Jack Handy
Douglas Rhiner

Mountain climber
Truckee , CA
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:34pm PT
Don't worry America, Israel will protect you - Jeff Elfont
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:36pm PT
Never try to teach a pig to sing...
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:54pm PT
“'You are drunk Sir Winston, you are disgustingly drunk. 'Yes, Mrs. Braddock, I am drunk. But you, Mrs. Braddock are ugly, and disgustingly fat. But, tomorrow morning, I, Winston Churchill will be sober.”
drunkenmaster

Social climber
santa rosa
Feb 24, 2011 - 10:55pm PT
"Actually, it only takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth."
-George Burns
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 25, 2011 - 12:24am PT
hey there all, say, i got some favorite quotes, right about now:

course: they're from folks that are about as fictional as any good fiction folks should be, :)

HERE IS A FEW:


"You need to hand-shake a branch in person, you see?"

(said by sheriff lenny lowrie, to mr. david dare, in:
SOMETIMES CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN -- EXCEPT WHEN THEY DON'T



"Your gimlets a mite crooked, AIN'T IT?"

(said by jade smith, to an snooty old aquaintance of sofia's, in:
"I DON'T CARE IF IT'S BROKEN... I'VE GROWN FOND OF IT..."



"He'll never ben an Alex Humbolt, that's for sure,"

(said by the mingling-crowd, to angie emmeric, in:
ANGIE'S ALARMED ALEX


"Ma also told me there's lots of hoses in the store in town, if a man feels like going a few extra MILES to get one..."

(Jake's "trapped thoughts" good enough for a fine "quote of his own" if he could talk) meant to be said to his wife sofia, in:
"I DON'T CARE IF IT'S BROKEN... I'VE GROWN FOND OF IT..."




okay, that ought to do it for now....

:)



*course, as i always say:

"there's nothing like an unfamous-author to lay down many-a-steppingstones to her ol' books... that is, if she's partial enough to her own writing, to do so..."

said by neebee to the ol' supertopo-taco...
hee hee

Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 25, 2011 - 01:26am PT
In honor of Juan:
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 25, 2011 - 01:52am PT
"And, in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make."


The Beatles - Abby Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKKeP0Me7Kc
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Feb 25, 2011 - 02:25am PT
Anybody know who Vannevar Bush is?

"To pursue science is not to disparage the thngs of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise."

Vannevar Bush (1946)
Guernica

climber
the second star to the right
Feb 25, 2011 - 02:48am PT
"Be patient towards all that is unsolved within your heart and try to love the questions themselves."

Rainer Maria Rilke
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 25, 2011 - 03:16am PT
Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission.

Vannevar Bush


OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
1530 P Street, NW.
Washington 25, D.C.
JULY 25, 1945

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT:
In a letter dated November 17, 1944, President Roosevelt requested my recommendations on the following points:

(1) What can be done, consistent with military security, and with the prior approval of the military authorities, to make known to the world as soon as possible the contributions which have been made during our war effort to scientific knowledge?

(2) With particular reference to the war of science against disease, what can be done now to organize a program for continuing in the future the work which has been done in medicine and related sciences?

(3) What can the Government do now and in the future to aid research activities by public and private organizations?

(4) Can an effective program be proposed for discovering and developing scientific talent in American youth so that the continuing future of scientific research in this country may be assured on a level comparable to what has been done during the war?

It is clear from President Roosevelt's letter that in speaking of science that he had in mind the natural sciences, including biology and medicine, and I have so interpreted his questions. Progress in other fields, such as the social sciences and the humanities, is likewise important; but the program for science presented in my report warrants immediate attention.

In seeking answers to President Roosevelt's questions I have had the assistance of distinguished committees specially qualified to advise in respect to these subjects. The committees have given these matters the serious attention they deserve; indeed, they have regarded this as an opportunity to participate in shaping the policy of the country with reference to scientific research. They have had many meetings and have submitted formal reports. I have been in close touch with the work of the committees and with their members throughout. I have examined all of the data they assembled and the suggestions they submitted on the points raised in President Roosevelt's letter.

Although the report which I submit herewith is my own, the facts, conclusions, and recommendations are based on the findings of the committees which have studied these questions. Since my report is necessarily brief, I am including as appendices the full reports of the committees.

A single mechanism for implementing the recommendations of the several committees is essential. In proposing such a mechanism I have departed somewhat from the specific recommendations of the committees, but I have since been assured that the plan I am proposing is fully acceptable to the committee members.

The pioneer spirit is still vigorous within this nation. Science offers a largely unexplored hinterland for the pioneer who has the tools for his task. The rewards of such exploration both for the Nation and the individual are great. Scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to a higher standard of living, and to our cultural progress.

Respectfully yours,
(s) V. Bush, Director
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
The White House,
Washington, D. C.




an historic foot note, the Trinity test took place on July 16, 1945. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima was August 6, 1945 and of Nagasaki August 9, 1945.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 25, 2011 - 04:22am PT
hey there say, gene.... oh my, i just saw you liked a quote from one of my posts, on another thread.... :)) say, i MUST now use that quote in one of my stories, as i has some kind of sparkle to it, now...

:)


hmmm, i reckon i will give that line, to jade... :)
...somehow someway... :)


thanks for the fun smile you brought me tonight...
happy supertopo eve, to one and all...
:)
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Feb 28, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
"In our culture, you have to walk the walk, to earn respect. There are some that climb at the highest level, and some who are just starting, but the shared experience, gives us all something in common." -- Coz

right f-ing on...
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Mar 1, 2011 - 05:51pm PT
"If you see it hit it".
Yogi Berra
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Mar 22, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
"While a battle is raging one can see his enemy mowed down by the thousands, or the ten thousand, with great composure; but after the battle these scenes are distressing, and one is naturally disposed to do as much to alleviate the suffering of an enemy as a friend."
Ulysses S. Grant
sullly

Trad climber
CA
Mar 22, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
Detective Arbogast in Psycho: "If it don't gel it ain't aspic."
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 22, 2011 - 09:39pm PT
Okay,Whatever-I like those quotes.

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Mar 31, 2011 - 06:45pm PT
We not only came from monkeys, we all came from a tree shrew. And I am proud to come from a tree shrew.

BASE104
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Mar 31, 2011 - 06:47pm PT
"You can't bolt your door with a stewed carrot".
Ben Franklin.





This was reported to be his favorite saying.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Mar 31, 2011 - 08:43pm PT
"But this much I know: When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror. Some flee. Some hide. And some... spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind."
sullly

Trad climber
CA
Apr 1, 2011 - 09:39pm PT
Joe Gillis in Sunset Blvd:
"Sometimes it's interesting to see just how bad bad writing can be. This promised to go the limit."
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 1, 2011 - 09:56pm PT
Do you see this fine thing? Do you admire the
humanity of it? Because the human beings, my son, they believe
everything is alive. Not only man and animals. But also water,
earth, stone. And also the things from them... like that hair. The
man from whom this hair came, hes bald on the other side, because
I now own his scalp! That is the way things are. But the white man,
they believe EVERYTHING is dead. Stone, earth, animals. And people!
Even their own people! If things keep trying to live, white man
will rub them out. That is the difference.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 1, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Gary,

Thanks. I just put Little Big Man (1970) on my movie list. Somehow i missed it, looks really good.
jamatt

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Apr 1, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
"When the shadow of the sash appeared on the curtains it was between seven and eight o’clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it's rather excruciating-ly apt that you will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools."

-William Faulkner, Sound and Fury, June 2, 1910 (Chapter 2)
WBraun

climber
Apr 1, 2011 - 11:43pm PT
All this lip service here doesn't do sh'it ......
sullly

Trad climber
CA
Apr 1, 2011 - 11:44pm PT
jamatt, thanks for the reminder to get back to reading Faulkner.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 2, 2011 - 12:17am PT
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 2, 2011 - 12:22am PT
holy sh#t thats a lot of good quotes. I think my favorites were the list of Dan Quayles and that one by Herman Goebels

Anyhoo..... From Raising Arizona, John Goodman to Nicholas Cage, trying to convince him to quit his crap machine shop job to go rob a bank:

"You're young, you got your health.... what do you want with a job?"


and:

"The meek shall inherit nothing" Frank Zappa, from You are what you is
Chango

Trad climber
norcal
Apr 2, 2011 - 03:06am PT
"This above all: to thine own self be true"

William Shakespeare
wildone

climber
Troy, MT
Apr 2, 2011 - 08:52am PT
http://www.sloshspot.com/blog/05-08-2009/Mark-Twain-Motivational-Posters-155

Like Jack Handeys from the 1800s...
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2011 - 10:20am PT
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 9, 2011 - 03:51pm PT
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool."
Richard Feynman
eKat

climber
BITD3
Apr 9, 2011 - 05:09pm PT
When I paddled the CO through the Grand, I was privy to seeing quite a few. . . ummmmmmm. . . errrrrrrrr. . . how do I say this gracefully. . . male member's members.

You're required (by Federal law) to piss in the river and the guys along the way weren't at all shy about just whippin' it out. . . so. . . night 15, at a funny little show we did for each other I made the following toast while nursing a well shook up Heineken in a can:

Friends may come
and friends may go
and friends may peter out you know
but we'll be friends
through thick or thin
peter out
or peter in

:-)

eKat
Phantom X

Trad climber
Honeycomb Hideout
Apr 9, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
"I'm hungrier than a Bullbitch with fourteen pups" Smokey Stover
allapah

climber
Apr 10, 2011 - 12:28am PT
"Surely, Herr Doktor, you do not object to a morning shower?"

Anderl in The Eiger Sanction
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Apr 11, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
"red at night, rain it might" lepton man on awakening to rain on the top of leaning tower after watching a red sunset
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 15, 2011 - 06:48pm PT
Father to Son,
"You are probably aware that I am not a particularly religious person, at least in the sense of embracing any of the numerous conventional doctrines. Yet I cannot conceive of a man endowed with intellect, perceiving the ordered universe around him, the glory of the mountain top, the plumage of the tropical bird, the roiling mysteries of the ocean depths, the intricate complexity of a protein molecule, the utter and unchanging perfection of a salt crystal, who can deny the existence of some higher power. Whether he choses to call it God or Mohammed, the Turquoise Woman, the Invisible Pink Unicorn, or the Law of Probability matters little. I find myself, in my writings, calling upon Mother Nature to explain things, and citing Her as responsible for the order of the universe. She is a very satisfactory divinity for me. And so I shall call upon Her to watch over you and guard you, and if she so desires, to share with you some of her vast secrets which She is usually so ready to share with those who have high purpose."

In a letter to NASA Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter by his father -
just before Carpenter's famous orbital Mercury spaceflight -
1962
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Apr 15, 2011 - 08:55pm PT
HFCS - TFPU
Good quote
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 15, 2011 - 09:46pm PT
Great quote HFCS.

Although I think MN is in a bit of a pissed off mood of late.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Apr 15, 2011 - 10:03pm PT
"Never ever bloody anything ever"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Jolly_Lives_Next_Door
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 15, 2011 - 10:54pm PT
An unlived life is not worth examining
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 16, 2011 - 03:20am PT
"I did the twenty-three-hour Nose route to the top of El Capitan in eighteen hours and twenty-three minutes, I can get over this."
 Avery Bishop
perswig

climber
Apr 17, 2011 - 09:19am PT
Nice find, HFCS.


My new favorite (found on a shooting forum, no less):

"I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you."

Ha.
Dale
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Apr 17, 2011 - 10:10am PT
If you don't know which knot,tie a lot.....

But my all time fav is " I wish I was as sure about one thing as he is about everything".
locker

Social climber
Apr 17, 2011 - 10:32am PT


Out climbing a little while back...




Someone looked up at me and said...
























































"Yer GONNA die"...













The nerve of some people...
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 17, 2011 - 12:39pm PT
"Paul is undead"

Zombie movie about the Beatles.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 17, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
"Red sky at night, sailors' delight.

Red sky in the morning, sailor eats sh#t."


Guido
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 17, 2011 - 11:11pm PT
"Man, I'm getting too old for this sh#t." Me. After pretty much every climb with an approach of more than 10 minutes lately.
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Apr 18, 2011 - 12:32am PT
"Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go." Oscar Wilde


"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." ibid


"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."

Clarence Darrow
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 18, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
Jay,

Those are good ones.

.....

"We are at the threshold of the greatest revolution in man's history, the comprehension of the nature of life itself. There is no greater object of wonder, no greater thing of beauty, than the dynamic order, the organized complexity of life. And what we are witnessing is perhaps the most dramatic event in the slow evolution of life - the human brain scrutinizing itself and its origins, life turning on itself! We who are of nature are evolving to know nature."

From "Cell Structure and Function"
Ariel Loewy and Philip Siekevitz
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 24, 2011 - 12:51pm PT
Man, you are one twisted f*#k.
Nope, I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to lose.

.....

"Rockclimbing is one of the things hydrogen atoms do given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 24, 2011 - 12:53pm PT
Film is not the art of scholars, but of illiterates. - Werner Herzog
Sonic

Trad climber
Central Coast, California
Apr 24, 2011 - 12:56pm PT
"Youre either a recovering alpinist or a recovering alchoholic."
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Apr 24, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
"get back loretta"
perswig

climber
Apr 25, 2011 - 07:39am PT
A partner, very strong rock climber but novice on ice:

"Climbing steep ice hurts my cows."

English is not his native tongue.
Dale
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Apr 25, 2011 - 07:51am PT
"Atom bombs take all the fun out of war" Edward Abbey
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 25, 2011 - 08:32am PT
"All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 27, 2011 - 09:14pm PT
"Don't say penis in this house!"

Ronnie's mom to Ronnie,
in the film, Born on the Fourth of July

"Penis! Big f*#king erect penis, Mom!"

Penis!

Penis!

Ronnie
Chango

Trad climber
norcal
Apr 27, 2011 - 10:53pm PT
"We've got no food, we've got no jobs...our pets heads are falling off!"

Lloyd...."Dumb and Dumber"
OR

Trad climber
Apr 27, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
" Hey, kick me down some of that kick ass cheesebread"

Mr Way begging a waitress behind the Mountain Room for a meal while she was having a smoke break.
Gene

climber
Apr 28, 2011 - 05:57pm PT
If you fall to your left, you fall 8,000 feet into Nepal. If you fall to your right, you fall 12,000 feet into Tibet. It’s probably better to fall into Tibet because you’ll live a little longer. Either way, you’ll fall for the rest of your life.

Ken Kambler on the final part of the South Col route on Everest
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
May 3, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blue blaze, Than it be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, Every atom of me in magnificent glow, Than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
"Jack London"
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
May 3, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
"Imagine that you enter a parlor. You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, a discussion too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about. In fact, the discussion had already begun long before any of them got there, so that no one present is qualified to retrace for you all the steps that had gone before. You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. Someone answers; you answer him; another comes to your defense; another aligns himself against you, to either the embarrassment or gratification of your opponent, depending upon the quality of your ally's assistance. However, the discussion is interminable. The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress."

Kenneth Burke

A parlor or a certain climbing forum?
Hankster

Social climber
BASE!
May 3, 2011 - 05:40pm PT
"I like a clit so big you can see it through a pair of snowpants"
Jim Norton
o-man

Trad climber
Paia,Maui,HI
May 5, 2011 - 03:05pm PT
"But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails." William Arthur Ward
perswig

climber
May 5, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
" What part of go fukin climb the damned thing and find out are YOU not getting?"

-Khanom
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 6, 2011 - 12:35am PT
"This is where if I had a d*ck I'd tell you to suck it" Betty White in the movie Lake Placid
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
May 6, 2011 - 11:03am PT
I downgrade everything I do.

If I can't do it I insist that a hold has broken, deem it utter choss, and move on.

I'm also the raddest climber I've ever met. --weschrist
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2011 - 11:18am PT
"But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails." William Arthur Ward

If Supertopo had a "like" feature, I'd have to click "like" for this one.
WBraun

climber
May 6, 2011 - 11:24am PT
^^^^^^^^^

Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.

No one. Absolutely no one is free from servitude.

Every living entity is a servant, every single one.

There is absolutely no way any living entity can break free from servitude.
ruppell

climber
May 30, 2011 - 02:34am PT
Anatoli Boukreev – “We go to the mountains to satisfy our own ambitions, not because others evaluate what we are doing.”

Should be a pledge before you can post here. or maybe it should read:

"WE GOT TO THE MOUNTAINS BECAUSE OTHERS EVALUATE US TO SATISFY THERE AMBITIONS"

Which one would you want to hear yourself say.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
May 30, 2011 - 05:59am PT
I went into the Mountain Shop, because I wanted to be cool.



Now, then, you have to make sure you don't get your velocity mixed up with your veracity.

 Neal Cassady
Fixdpin

Trad climber
Springville,CA
May 30, 2011 - 08:43am PT
"Hey man, that ain't no 5.9!"
John Long after doing Thin Ice at the Needles, Giant Sequoia National Monument.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 30, 2011 - 02:26pm PT
Shit! Someone just cashed my reality check.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 30, 2011 - 03:56pm PT
"Am I a 'trad' climber? What's that?"

 Werner, mid 80's


"Trad this, trad that, it's all a lot of bloody crap"

 Jerry Moffat, late 80's


"Music is the space between the notes. It's not the notes you play; it's the notes you don't play."

 Miles Davis

rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jun 1, 2011 - 06:46pm PT
Recently found on a note pad I used to keep handy for gathering favorite sayings. The attributes are all pretty accurate, I think.




>After careful research, it has been determined that a resource was completely
> ignored in the frenzy of Y2K testing and has now surfaced to haunt Sysadmin
> and Technical Support personnel. The EBCC/LIC(1) isn't Y2K compliant and
> should be handled with extreme care until a patch can be created and applied.
>
> (1) Equipment Between Computer and Chair/ Luser in Chair

That one's going in the excuse database. I just used it in an e-mail, and
one PHB said, "good that you're keeping up with this. when will it be taken
care of?" Blissfully clueless lot. Makes me wonder just _how_far I can take
acronyms.
-------------------------------------------------------------------


"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate."
-- Dante Alighieri, "La Divina Commedia"

It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is.
If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't
our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.
-- Oxford University Press, Edpress News

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest."
-- Alexandre Dumas (fils)

Don't remember what you can infer.
-- Harry Tennant

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off"
-- Angela P. Elliott

aibohphobia n. A fear of palindromes.

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

On action alone be thy interest, never on its fruits.
-- ("Bhagavad Gita")

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less
than half of you half as well as you deserve.
-- Bilbo Baggins, _Lord of the Rings_

NP: _Best of King's X_ - King's X / "QUIDQUID LATINE DICTUM SIT,
PROFUNDUM VIDITUR"
(Whatever is said in Latin appears profound) - from COL users mailing
list

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.
-- Collis P. Huntingdon, railroad tycoon

"That is the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I shall not put."

OS X: Because making Unix user-friendly was easier than debugging Windows
-- Simon Slavin, on a.f.c

"Speed is subsittute fo accurancy."

If you don't have a nasty obituary you probably didn't matter.
-- Freeman Dyson

"Doveriai no proveriai." (Trust but verify.)
-- Russian proverb, as quoted by Ronald Reagan

The differential of hi over ho is ho di hi minus hi d ho ho over ho ho.

Esse Quam Vederi -- that is the motto of the state of North Carolina, and for those of you who learned languages like Perl in High School instead of Latin, it means "To Be, Rather Than To Seem".

"The State of California has no business subsidizing intellectual
curiosity."
-- Ronald Reagan

"When in fear, and when in doubt;
Run in circles, scream and shout!"
-- Robert Heinlein

"A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal-- Panama!"
-- Guy Steele Jr., CLTL2

"Some people are heroes. And some people jot down notes."
-- Terry Pratchett, The Truth

"The only cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
-- Dorothy Parker

"Their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it."
-- Kruger/Dunning, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology,
Dec. 1999, on incompetent people.

"I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem."
-- Ashleigh Brilliant

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,
give him power.
-- Abraham Lincoln

If anyone disagrees with any statement I make, I am quite prepared not only to retract it, but also to deny under oath that I ever made it.
-- T. Lehrer

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement...let me go upstairs and check.
-- M.C. Escher

The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinguish excellence
from success.
-- David Hare

With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good
idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous
sitting under them as they fly overhead. [RFC1925 - section 2, subsection 3]

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
-- Lily Tomlin

Eisenhower was very nice,
Nixon was his only vice.
-- C. Degen

"There's no shame in giving in when you've got no alternative whatsoever."
-- Terry Pratchett, "The Dark Side of the Sun"

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing...
-- Edmund Burke

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
--Benjamin Franklin, 1759

There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats Grape-Nuts on principle.
-- G.K. Chesterton

There are only 10 types of people in this world: those who understand
binary, and those who don't.
-- Arne Buhmann

Prediction is difficult, especially of the future.
--- Niels Bohr

The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order.
-- Alvin Toffler

Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
-- Vernon Schryver

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
--Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett

Sending >500KB attachments is forbidden by the Geneva Convention. Your country may be at risk if you fail to comply.
-- ntk

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains
to be done.
-- Marie Curie

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
-- Hector Berlioz

Reality is what you bump into when you walk around with your eyes closed.
-- Raymond Fiest

In part of the 1700s, American currency was measured in bytes. Two bits is simply 25 cents, a quarter of a byte.
--AJR in asr

The truly paranoid administrator may wish to place motion detectors in the air ducts.
-- Practical UNIX & Internet Security, 2nd Edition

"The key words 'MUST', 'MUST NOT', 'DO', 'DON'T', 'REQUIRED', 'SHALL', 'SHALL NOT', 'SHOULD', 'SHOULD NOT', 'RECOMMENDED', 'MAY', 'MAY BE' and 'OPTIONAL' in this document do not mean anything."
-- RFC 3251

It taketh but short space to craze men of indifferent understanding with a new thing.
-- Mark Twain

Networks are like sewers... My job is to make sure your data goes away when you
flush, and to stop the rats climbing into your toilet through the pipes.
-- Network administration, as told by Tanuki

The Internet is totally out of control, impossible to map accurately, and being used
far beyond its original intentions. So far, so good.
-- Dr. Dobb's Journal May 1993

The mere act of drinking beer in an attempt to measure your tolerance is likely to affect your impression of how many beers you've drunk.
-- The Heineken uncertainty principle.

What did you do to the cat? It looks half-dead.
-- Schroedinger's wife

"Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, pop psychology is from Uranus."
-- Ben@lspace.org

"My place of work has certainly heard of karoshi. They think it's a good idea."
-- Dave Brown

Fixdpin

Trad climber
Springville,CA
Jun 5, 2011 - 02:46am PT
"Shut up when you're talking to me!"
Israeli tank commander
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Jun 16, 2011 - 08:50pm PT
“More than at any time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

—Woody Allen
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 16, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
"Don't look at me in that tone of voice!"
Deke Cook

"If can,can
If no can, no can"
Pidgin Philosopher


rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2011 - 12:00pm PT
"every man dies, not every man lives" -William Wallace
this just in

climber
north fork
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:02pm PT
"Sh#t, If it's going to be this kind of party I'm gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatoes."
MisterE

Social climber
CA
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:07pm PT
The Revolution will not be motorized
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:09pm PT
“If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.”

    JS Bach
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:11pm PT
I could take a good look at a t-bone steak by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I would rather take the butchers word on it.
Tommy boy
Chango

Trad climber
norcal
Jul 14, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
“I have made an important discovery…that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities , produces all the effects of intoxication. ” ~ Oscar Wilde
justin01

Trad climber
sacramento
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”

Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria."

Ben Franklin.
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
Jul 15, 2011 - 08:02pm PT
Got these off the radio today. I can't offer attribution.

"Inequity leads inevitably to iniquity."

"You can't be too careful when you're dealing with a hex."

This one was in reference to a McCullough chain saw.
The quotee had just explained that he'd torn the saw down to scrap and buried it in three different places.
Bobert

Trad climber
boulder, Colorado
Jul 15, 2011 - 08:12pm PT
"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter." Satchel Paige.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 15, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
Crap, I was going to post that great Tom Higgins quote from one of the best threads on this site, the Frank Sacher thread (Tom posts as "Long Ago on Supertopo), but I did a search and saw I'd already posted it here earlier:-0

F*K it, one more time anyway:-)

...my small benediction: let us be most humbled, thankful and awestruck at the prize of consciousness, the sunny days on what we call rock and mountains with others we call friends, the noble globe itself only a dot in the vast swirl of matter and time, in the great physics of it all Frank pondered, the same which pounds and baffles each of us under a clear night sky. And there, looking up, perhaps I am not alone making a quiet vow to hold more tightly to good friendship and love before sleeping Frank’s sleep.

Tom Higgins"
ncrockclimber

climber
NC
Jul 15, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
The stillness within stillness is not the true stillness; the true stillness is within motion.
Lao-Tsu

Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
Lao-Tsu

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom"

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

There is only one success; to be able to spend your life in your own way.
MH2

climber
Jul 15, 2011 - 10:29pm PT
Hops, hops, and more hops.


The Energizer Bunny
in an interview with Barbara Walters
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pick and missing my mama.
Jul 15, 2011 - 10:34pm PT
It was so cold that even the squirrels couldn't keep their nuts warm. (Marine Corps veteran R. Lee Ermey)
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 16, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Cynic

"an idealist whose rose-colored glasses have been removed, snapped in two and stomped into the ground, immediately improving his vision."
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 16, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
hey there, say all.... awwww, shucks, i got a bunch of little favorite quotes, but most won't make much sense to many-a-folk.... :)


here's one, from a novel by a nifty ol' writer, that i know of:


Anquish now sought to trip-him-up and lay-him-low, and near as fast as a broken boot heel!



:) *need a hint? ;)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 16, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
Hey waiter, this steak still has marks on it where the jockey was hitting it!

Rodney Dangerfield
LongAgo

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2011 - 02:18am PT
From a recent read, Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver:

"The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know." I might add, even or especially with respect to ourselves.

"Lies are infinite in number and the truth so small and singular." Again, even to ourselves.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
davidji

Social climber
CA
Aug 6, 2011 - 01:01am PT
The winds of grace are always blowing, but we have to raise our sails. -- Sri Ramakrishna
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Aug 8, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
"I GOT AMOUTH RIGHT?"
Weld_it.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 14, 2011 - 10:17am PT
Anderl Heckmair:
"I consider mountain climbing an absolutely egocentric activity; I could therefore never understand why one would want to set up rules for it. "In the mountains, freedom rules" is an old poacher's saying. Whether and how I use artificial means is my business. To climb in the cleanest and smoothest way possible - that was my desire. How others climb is their business, and nobody else has the right to interfere. Most people abide by rules because they want to be accepted. I was only truly content when I succeeded in completing a climb the way I had envisioned it. Naturally, there is satisfaction when a climb is acclaimed by the experts, but basically, this was not as important to me as the recognition by my friends."

Lynn Hill:
"It goes boys"

Toni Kurz:
"Ich kann nicht mehr"
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2011 - 04:42pm PT
Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but the problem in today's world is people are being used and things are being loved.

anon
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Aug 20, 2011 - 05:24pm PT

"My once-keen analytical mind has become so dulled by endless hours of baking in the hot sun, thrashing about in tight chimneys, pulling at impossibly heavy loads.... so that now my mental state is comparable to that of a Peruvian Indian, well stoked on coca leaves..." — Warren Harding (1925-2002), Reflections on a broken down climber.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Aug 20, 2011 - 07:10pm PT
Eighth Tao

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places that men reject and is like the Tao.

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep into the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing.

No fight: No blame.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Aug 28, 2011 - 10:21am PT
things sure have changed since we got kicked out of high school
The ramones
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Aug 28, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
"Imitate, integrate, innovate." -Clark Terry
http://jazzadvice.com/clark-terrys-3-steps-to-learning-improvisation/
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Aug 28, 2011 - 10:39pm PT
Bud Lite? Must be a small party.
Vosser

Trad climber
reno, NV
Aug 28, 2011 - 11:45pm PT
Life is hard! Especially when your a pussy.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 29, 2011 - 02:16am PT
"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life."

Gandhi
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Aug 29, 2011 - 02:39am PT
My grandfather;

"If you always want to be employed, find the job that no one else wants to do, and do it better then everyone else."

Little did I know at the time that would translate into many years of packing parachutes for a living...

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Sep 2, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
"Teenage dreams make teenage mums."

Top rated comment at YouTube for Teenage Dream, by Katy Perry.

Hahaha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE&ob=av2e
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Sep 18, 2011 - 12:23pm PT

Anniversaries are pretty much just a way of bragging to the world that someone can put up with your sh#t for an extended period of time.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Sep 18, 2011 - 12:53pm PT
"You'll never find enlightenment on a full stomach."

Doug Scott's reply to Greg Child when, during a FA of Shivling's East Pillar, they were running very low on food and fuel. Greg asked Doug what they would do when they totally ran out of food, fuel and were still stuck in the storm they were presently in............
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Sep 18, 2011 - 08:35pm PT
These are my own:

"one way of ruining a miracle is to try to figure it out"

"It is the risks we take in life which allows us to truly live, but it is the memories, not the risks, we choose to remember which can cripple or enhance the joys of the future"

"There is a little bit of "them" in all of us"

"Justifing your actions does not make them right"



This is my dads:

"Don't sweat the small stuff"
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Sep 18, 2011 - 10:06pm PT
Adventures not possessions.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Sep 18, 2011 - 11:56pm PT
"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

 Twain
ruppell

climber
Sep 18, 2011 - 11:59pm PT
To the victors goes the spoils

NOT TWAIN
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Sep 19, 2011 - 12:50am PT
"That jam's lousy, but at least it's awkward." ~ Donini
steve shea

climber
Sep 19, 2011 - 09:03am PT
"It's so crowded, nobody goes anymore" Yogi Bera
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Sep 19, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
The pen is mightier than the sword... OK, you take the pen and I'll take the sword.

Excellent.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 19, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Not a tear bedims the eye
that time and patience will not dry.
-Bret Harte
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 19, 2011 - 07:26pm PT
I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 19, 2011 - 07:27pm PT
"Don't sweat the petty stuff.....and don't pet the sweaty stuff."

George Carlin
tom Carter

Social climber
Sep 20, 2011 - 01:19am PT
"If ya wanna quite drinking coffee.....just keep drinking it"!

Dave Bircheff at the Grill in Tuolumne 1973.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 20, 2011 - 02:06am PT
"Hold my beer, watch this..."

 Bubba
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 28, 2011 - 09:16pm PT
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
Gary

climber
Desolation Row, Calif.
Sep 28, 2011 - 11:47pm PT
We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.
    Buenaventura Durruti
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 28, 2011 - 11:53pm PT
"you have to watch how you get"


very true philosphy from a book by william heat leats moon called blue highways,

anybody read it?

Blue Highways is an autobiographical book by William Least Heat-Moon, born William Trogdon.

In 1978, after separating from his wife and losing his job as a teacher, Moon, 38 at the time, decided to take an extended road trip around the United States, sticking to only the "Blue Highways." Heat-Moon had coined the term to refer to small, forgotten, out of the way roads connecting rural America (which were drawn in blue on the old style Rand McNally road atlas).

He outfits a green van with a bunk, a camping stove, a portable toilet and a copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and John Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks. Referring to the Native American resurrection ritual, he christens the van "Ghost Dancing," and embarks on a three month soul-searching tour of the United States, wandering from small town to small town, often just because they have interesting names. The book chronicles the 13,000 mile journey and the people he meets along the way, as he steers clear of cities and interstates, avoiding fast food and exploring local American culture.

Well-researched and intriguing stories and historical facts are included about each area visited, as well as verbatim conversations with characters such as a born-again Christian hitchhiker, a teenage runaway, a boat builder, an Appalachian log cabin restorer, a Nevada prostitute, fishermen, a Hopi Native American medical student, owners of western saloons and remote country stores, a maple syrup farmer, and Chesapeake Bay island dwellers.




dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 2, 2011 - 04:47am PT
It’s hard to bitch but sometimes I still do, Life’s been good to me so far.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 2, 2011 - 05:21am PT
"Everything in moderation...including moderation.
-Delhi Dog
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Oct 2, 2011 - 05:22pm PT
"When the music's over, turn out the lights."

 a fine biotrope to live by
 a fine epitaph, too (think I'll use it if I have a chance)
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2011 - 05:33pm PT
Asshole of the century quote:

Henry Kissinger -- "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 5, 2011 - 07:23pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#219995
luggi

Trad climber
from the backseat of Jake& Elwood Blues car
Oct 5, 2011 - 07:53pm PT
"If you don't know what it is....throw a rock at it"


Grandpa
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 08:50pm PT
Love Betty White!

"If I had a d*ck, this is where I would tell you to suck it"

The movie Lake Placid, talking to the sheriff.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 7, 2011 - 07:29am PT
"we're here to put a dent in the universe" -steve jobs
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2011 - 09:19am PT
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Schopenhauer
MikeL

climber
Oct 19, 2011 - 10:15am PT
Climbers' quotes, some romantic, others ironic.


• What can this rock give you?. . . . Nothing. . . . and what will you hold in your hands on the Summit? I can tell you now: nothing. It’s all lunacy. (Reinhard Karl)

• [Mountaineering is] ‘the conquest of the useless’ (Lionel Terray)

• Many sages have said that a creative life requires . . . . [an] arena where men and women have risked all (John Long).

• I came to find my own mediocrity and that of the world intolerable. I recognized that I . . . was degenerate. . . . I realized that I was not a man in the full sense of the word, . . . and the realization was so bitter that I often wept. . . . If I undertook The Shroud, it was precisely for that reason: to submit myself and my life to God’s purpose . . . . it was, of course, a wholly egotistical act (Ivan Ghirardini).

• I was strong. I could have done anything. I seethed with desire. Believing in my self-importance, I stroked and blessed my ego. Ambition was so precious. I worshipped it and stole for it. I rationalized every evil thing I ever did by weighing it against my ambition. I wanted to be a god without the boredom of sainthood (Mark Twight).

• I used to be afraid that I would die young but after living for a while I got scared that I wouldn’t (Mark Twight).

• I find I want this loss of control. I want to feel very small in very deep water. I don’t want to know what I’m doing, but to learn it (Peter Croft).

Deprivation [Mt. Hunter, Alaska] taught me about the existence of this mystic path in the mountains . . . . How can I be tired while climbing on the mountain when I have become the mountain? I have searched within myself through both passive and active meditation, for the tools to open this ‘door’ whenever I will it. I still search (Mark Twight).

• The whole notion of ‘deep play’—the gambling theory of extreme risk taking when the gambler stands to lose far more than he could ever possibly win—may well be an apt description of some levels of climbing, but playing the game in reality now seemed a conceited and ridiculous enterprise (Joe Simpson).

• When we undeniably see that we create our own misery, we stop. The force generated by this insight changes anyone. Even Mark. His internal struggles for personal freedom, outwardly manifested through his climbing, eventually transformed Dr. Doom into Dr. Om. (Brian Eno about Mark Twight)

• After my ascent, and typical of other climbers before me, the accomplishment and rite of passage were partly why I could bow out of the central camp scene [a climber’s camp and hangout in Yosemite Valley] and its infinite loop of harder and harder climbing . . . . Perhaps thus enlightened, I turned to new thoughts and still deeper ways of looking at my life, as I grew older (Peter Haan).

• My whole psychology believed it was right to cultivate risks to achieve success. This led me to take terrible chances. Because I was soloing, in my self-centered world I could talk myself into it. Without being conscious of it, I behaved as if summits were worth dying for. I don’t buy that anymore. (Joe Beyer)


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 19, 2011 - 10:20am PT
Funny thing about Twight, he developed the "Dr. Doom" persona but never learned how to rock climb.
badcom

Gym climber
Ewing, NJ
Oct 19, 2011 - 12:36pm PT
"Of every one hundred men they send me, ten should not be here. Eighty are nothing but targets. Nine are real fighters, they make the battle. Ah, but the one, he is a warrior, and he will bring the others back"
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Oct 19, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
rockermike, that's a good one
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2011 - 02:56am PT
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2011 - 10:18am PT
(Brian Eno about Mark Twight
Really? Brian Eno?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Oct 22, 2011 - 10:41am PT
Thanks again, RM, I'll take it (once again, again) to heart. ;)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired to Appalachia
Oct 22, 2011 - 10:58am PT
"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt."
-unknown

"Everything in moderation, including moderation."
-me
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Oct 23, 2011 - 11:52am PT
re: favorite (ludicrous) quotes

"The President has been a failure when it comes to foreign policy."

Michele Bachmann, U.S Republican Presidential Laughingstock (2011)
Face the Nation, 23 oct 2011

hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 23, 2011 - 02:21pm PT
"it never dawned on me till the first day" - yup, that's the difference
between high flying conceptualization and ground truthing
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Oct 24, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
"We are the Animal Kingdom's way of knowing its evolved drives and feelings reflected in human terms; and because we speak – of expressing this reflection in words. In words."

 a rockclimbing evolutionist, 1996

This might even be better:
"We are the cat's way or the dog's way or the chimp's way or the honey badger's way or the sea lion's way or the dolphin's way of knowing its evolved drives and feelings reflected in human terms; and because we speak – of expressing this reflection in words. In words."
 HFCS
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 27, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." (President Merkin Muffley (Dr Strangelove))
noone

Trad climber
mountain tornado alley
Oct 28, 2011 - 03:50pm PT
From "Horrible Bosses"

"I'm a drag racer"

"In a Prius?"

"I don't win a lot"
DanaB

climber
CT
Oct 28, 2011 - 04:56pm PT
"Those are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others."


"No, we have an agreement. The flies don't practice law, and I don't walk on the ceiling."



Groucho Marx.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 28, 2011 - 05:03pm PT
"People ask me why I drink so much. It’s because of a morbid fear of dehydration."

"I don't know why they call me working-class. As far as I know I'v never worked a day in my life."

"There are two kinds of climbers... smart ones and dead ones."

Thatchers secretary: "Mr Whillans, Mr Whillans. Your flies are undone”,
Don: ”Tha need not have worried, yer know. Dead birds never fall out the bleedin’ nest!”

— Don Whillans
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 28, 2011 - 06:17pm PT
Nancy Astor was a native Virginian who became Britain’s first woman member of the House of Commons. In the 1930’s she headed a clique in the House of Commons that found something to admire in Hitler’s Germany. Churchill described an Astorite as an appeaser "who feeds the crocodile hoping that it will eat him last." One time shortly thereafter, Churchill found himself at Cliveden, the Astor mansion.

After dinner Lady Astor presided over the pouring of coffee. When Churchill came by, she glared and said. "Winston, if I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee." "Nancy," Churchill replied to the acid-tongued woman, "if I were your husband, I’d drink it."
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 28, 2011 - 07:15pm PT
Yeah, it's a total sandbag
-Todd Gordon
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Oct 28, 2011 - 07:18pm PT
What lies build, fools believe. Don't play with fools.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 29, 2011 - 04:46am PT
"Assuming that one wants to praise at all, there’s a refined and at the same time noble self-control which always gives praise only where one does not agree:—in other cases one would be really praising oneself, something that contradicts good taste—naturally, a self-control which provides a good opportunity and provocation for one to be constantly misunderstood. In order to permit oneself this real luxury of taste and morality, one must not live among spiritual fools, but rather among people whose misunderstandings and false ideas are still amusing for their sophistication—or one will have to pay dearly for it!—“He is praising me: thus, he admits I’m right”—this asinine conclusion ruins half of life for us hermits, for it brings the asses into our neighbourhood and our friendship."
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Oct 29, 2011 - 04:51am PT
"Jesus built my car, its a love affair"
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 15, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
"Be thankful we don't get all the government we pay for."
WILL ROGERS
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 15, 2011 - 08:31pm PT
My Maserati does 185.
I lost my license, now I don't drive.
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Nov 15, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
I know something about everything.

I know everything about nothing.
hellroaring

Trad climber
San Francisco
Nov 15, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
Saw this written on a bathroom wall:

"it's hard to imagine what you're missing
when you're missing your imagination"

(the circle A anarchy symbol drawn right beneath)
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 16, 2011 - 11:29am PT
"A fool and his money are soon elected."
Will Rogers
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired to Appalachia
Nov 16, 2011 - 12:05pm PT
"Everything in moderation -- including moderation."

-Sierra Ledge Rat
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired to Appalachia
Nov 16, 2011 - 12:06pm PT
"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Nov 20, 2011 - 05:36pm PT
"Every pig got a Saturday."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Dec 9, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?"

Chuck Palahniuk, novelist
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 11, 2011 - 01:06am PT
"work is the curse of the drinking class"
ruppell

climber
Dec 11, 2011 - 02:33am PT
Three things I know to be tru

Is four things halve to be false
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 11, 2011 - 02:38am PT
"I was only wrong once, and that's when I thought I was wrong."
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 21, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
"all rich people buy politicians, they aren't very expensive"

Jim Cramer

socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Jan 30, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
Few joys are greater than ignoring people who are desperately trying to be noticed.

Charles
locker

Social climber
CO
Jan 30, 2012 - 06:11pm PT


"Sh!t and two make four"...


Beautiful_Corn

Trad climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Jan 31, 2012 - 08:38am PT
Found in a bathroom stall:

"She offered her honor
so I honored her offer
and all night long
I was on her and off her."
Leggs

Sport climber
Home Sweet Home, Tucson AZ
Jan 31, 2012 - 08:58am PT
"If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near forty"
Chris Rock


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 31, 2012 - 09:55am PT
"Mexican culture has a deep conviction that nothing can be proven except that it be made to bleed. Virgins, bulls, men. Ultimately God himself."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:38am PT
A slogan for a new age: "Clean up the world. Exterminate all the bolts"
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 31, 2012 - 11:39am PT
"Not guilty, yer honour!"
plund

Social climber
OD, MN
Jan 31, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
If you tell the truth, you never have to remember your story -- my Pops

I f'in swear too much -- my buddy Matt

That looks like a dick, only smaller -- one of my "friends", to me, whilst side-by-side @ the urinals(I think during a softball tourney)
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Jan 31, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
"never trust a hoar, no matter how deep you bury her."

Charles
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad surfing the galactic plane
Feb 20, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
"John Wayne didn't wear lycra!" Ron Kauk
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Feb 20, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Don't ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies

Lynyrd Skynyrd
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Feb 20, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
"Legitimacy is just an existential state defined by whoever you're dealing with. Unless you define it for them first."
 Nans Ludwig
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 20, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Also in a bathroom stall, I guess adopted from an old protest quip:

Split beaver, not atoms.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
"Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It's a battle against oneself.", Walter Bonatti.

"You have to train your ropes better. Ropes are like dogs. Think consistent reinforcement of good behavior. New ropes need a lot of work. My rope is usuallys well behaved. However, Emily's rope is always getting itself tied up in knots. I think she neglected it when it was young." — Sue Hopkins.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
"Climbers have no sense of smell." — Conrad Anker's mother.

"I wouldn't go there if I were you. They steal from the store and they smell and they wear rags and even piss right outside their tents. I tell you, it's like a leper colony, that place." — Yosemite Lodge bellman trying to dissuade a girl from visiting Camp 4, 1962.
ImplicitD

Trad climber
Boise
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
All generalizations are false, including this one. Twain

There are old climbers and bold climbers but no old bold climbers.

When in doubt, run it out.

Cant do, then teach. Cant teach, then teach the teachers.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 27, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Not bad!

"I couldn't catch a ball or any of that stuff. I could do only what required brute stupidity." — Warren Harding (1925-2002).

Ever tried
ever failed
try again
fail better...
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 28, 2012 - 02:18am PT
"he bowls ... overhand"

-from a dos equis commercial
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 28, 2012 - 09:38am PT
I thought they were fairy guns
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 28, 2012 - 09:56am PT
You want me to do WHAT???!!!

famous last words

DMT
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Mar 19, 2012 - 12:38am PT
"There is no way of knowing where the next discovery will come from, what dream of the mind's eye will remake the world. These dreams begin as impossibilities."

 Carl Sagan, Cosmos
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:32pm PT
"Crating, slack-lining, climbing, hell civilization itself is just a bulkhead against boredom."
rockermike
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1853829/Exciting-New-Sport-Replaces-Slacklining
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 15, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
"Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy. Used to be solid."
cybele
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1808464/Anyone-up-for-the-east-side
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
"if you're not at the table, you're on the menu"
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Jun 15, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
    T E Lawrence
ELM !

climber
Near Boston
Jun 15, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
"don't get into a pissing match with a Skunk"

Dad
WBraun

climber
Jun 15, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Americans are so stupid they drive their cars to go somewhere to walk or hike.
laughingman

Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jun 15, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
"one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon."

The Alchemist
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 15, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Rocks make no compromise for sex....rock climbing is not like some sports, where it is made easier for women; or sports like, say, softball, which is only baseball for soft people. On a rock, everything is equal.--Beverly Johnson
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 15, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Prefatory note to The Dangerous Book for Boys, C. & H. Iggulden

"Don't worry about genius and don't worry about not being clever. Trust rather to hard work, perseverance, and determination. The best motto for a long march is 'Don't grumble. Plug on.'
"You hold you future in your own hands. Never waver in this belief. Don't swagger. The boy who swaggers--like the man who swaggers--has little else that he can do. He is a cheap-Jack crying his own paltry wares. It is the empty tin that rattles most. Be honest. Be loyal. Be kind. Remember that the hardest thing to acquire is the faculty of being unselfish. As a quality it is one of the finest attributes of manliness.
"Love the sea, the ringing beach and the open downs.
"Keep clean, body and mind.'"

Sir Frederick Treves, Bart, KCVO, CB, Sergeant in Ordinary to HM the King, Surgeon in Ordinary to HRH Prince of Wales, written at 6 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, London, on September 2, 1903, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Boy's Own Paper
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jun 15, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
"intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit, common sense is knowing not to add it to a fruit salad."
DanaB

climber
CT
Jun 15, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
There's always free cheese in a mouse trap.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jun 15, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Love many, trust few, do harm to none.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 15, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
Why are smart people so stupid?--WBraun, unpublished quotes

I know so much that I don't know where to begin.--New Yorker magazine

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/daniel-kahneman-bias-studies.html


Smart? Read this, feckers!


Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jun 15, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
"He has a trophy wife...Obviously it wasn't first place"
Larry the cable guy

"She was convulsing like an epileptic at a strobe light convention"
Alec Baldwin
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jun 16, 2012 - 12:06am PT
"refugees in winter dress/skating home on thin ice/from the Apocalypse."

Verandah Porche, describing her contemporaries in the LNS



Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jun 23, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Money makes the monkey dance

"Money makes the monkey dance," Angel Perales told an FBI informant, according to court documents.

Perales, Mayor David Silva and Councilman Osvaldo Conde (from Cudahy)were arrested Friday and charged with soliciting and accepting cash bribes totaling $17,000 to support the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 23, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
"Kirk is gonna be leading this climb cuz he's bad-ass."--Captain Kirk's Number Two, James :)
cool vid!
wivanoff

Trad climber
CT
Jun 23, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
Good judgment comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jun 23, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Why is patience a virtue?
Because not many people have it!
2 l l

Sport climber
Rancho Verga, CA
Jun 23, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
I've Been Listening to my Gut since I Was 14 Years Old, and Frankly Speaking, I've Come to the Conclusion That My Gut Has Sh#t for Brains. ~ Nick Hornby
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jun 23, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
"I guess I'm not the man she was looking for
I'm just the man she found"

Dave Edmunds
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 01:13am PT
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jun 26, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


Oscar Wilde
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike, rather than those who think differently." Nietzsche
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
THAT MAN WILL FIGHT US EVERY DAY & EVERY HOUR TILL THE END OF THE WAR.


General Longstreet -- speaking of General U. S. Grant.


Spoken to southern officers (on the day Grant was given the army of the Potomac) who still thought they might win the war.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 29, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.


Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

- Geo. Washington
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Jun 30, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

... In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus, William Ernest Henley, 1875
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Jun 30, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
"Yer still gonna die!!!"
---Most of us at one time or another.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 10, 2012 - 04:37pm PT
Stolen from another:

Some people think about all the great things they could have done and feel bad.

I think about all the bad things I could have done and feel great.

    Tyrus Bachar
Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Jul 10, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser.
    Buenaventura Durruti

PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jul 10, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
"Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." - Mark Twain

"What is to give light, must endure burning" - Dr. Viktor Frankl
DanaB

climber
CT
Jul 16, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
"It was not a bomb. It was an explosive device."

Mayor Wilson Goode of Phialdelphia, after a bomb was dropped on the MOVE headquarters in West Philadelphia, 1985. Eleven dead, over 60 homes burned to the ground.
paranoid-android

climber
Jul 16, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Attitude Determines Altitude
Maintain Attitude, Maintain Altitude
Good Attitude Gains Great Altitude

~yours truly
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jul 16, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
" you can change it but it's gonna be different"
The Dude

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 04:42am PT
"A man with a bible is more dangerous than a man with a gun"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 30, 2012 - 05:08am PT
up is arbitrary.

friction is you bitchen with gravity.

--Norwegian

Credit: Marcel Simon
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
"You know too much about baseball to be a lawyer."--Justin Beiber in new Eastwood flick, Trouble With the Curve


"Hard work never hurt anybody--why take chances?"--Edgar Bergen
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
"In the mountaineer are bound up the poet, the painter, the thinker, the citizen; in him are a heart open to all fine feelings, a mind thirsty for all knowledge, an observer who on the mountains sees far into a thousand things around him and within him that most men do not see, and which serve as food for his mind and reveal a stimulating and illuminating line of thought to others. In him, too, there is the writer."--Edmondo de Amicis, speaking of Guido Rey specifically in the last sentence, I'm sure; and maybe, maybe giving non-writing climbers some slack in the first
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Sep 12, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
"My beard has nothing to do with function or a lack of initiative. It's pure style. It says 'take note, squares. This is how it's done.'"

That popped out of my mouth one day as my boss was chiming in about a new "grooming" policy.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Sep 12, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
"You can find a thousand reasons not to lead a pitch. The trick is, to find the one reason to lead it anyways."

- Wendell Broussard
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 12, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
"Verandah Porche?"

"Verandah hell am I?"--many of us at one time or other

Yes, I'm going back thru the thread. Priceless!

"I like your threads, dude! Stylin'!"--Mtn. Project to Taco
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Sep 12, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
"I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me baby."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 12, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
"manless climbing"--Maggie
Margaret O'Brien, 1929.
Margaret O'Brien, 1929.
Credit: Brave New Wild Film Bog

Maggie gave us this phrase, useless as it is. :)

Climbing is climbing is climbing, indicates G. STEIN.

"Maggie's drawers" on that one, lady.

and

"There's no there there."--G. STEIN

Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Sep 12, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
"I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me baby."

Haven't you heard its supposed to be:

"I just met you, and I am crazy, I've got your number, I'll stalk you daily"
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Sep 12, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. ~ Helen Keller
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 12, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl S. Buck

edit: Don Paul - i like that HK quote, she should know, eh! Thnx
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Sep 12, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
"It's storming like crazy! We gotta go get on the Route Major now!"

-Walt Shipley

We were too late. It was avalanching like crazy when we made it over there all drunk in the dark.
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 13, 2012 - 09:42am PT
"We will have plenty of time to reminisce once we're dead. We are all business now, ain't got no time to waste!" ~ Splitter

Hah!

Lol!
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Sep 13, 2012 - 10:35am PT
"summit or die, either way I win"- Rob Slater
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Sep 13, 2012 - 10:40am PT


"Its a good day to Die."

Klingon Proverb

Actually, Crazy Horse said that at Custers Last Stand
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Sep 13, 2012 - 11:04am PT
I can't believe someone is quoting Pearl S Buck. One of my favorite books is The Good Earth, full of wisdom on every page. Copied an audio version from the library, have listened to it at least 5 times now. It's such an inspiring story.
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Sep 13, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Hoka hey! (It's a good day to die.)

Sioux warriors shouted this when going into battle.

Read: Black Elk Speaks and Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions

Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Sep 13, 2012 - 11:56am PT
“Sit, be still, and listen,
because you're drunk
and we're at
the edge of the roof.”
― Rumi
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Sep 13, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Finding something you're really good at, if you haven't already done so by your mid-20s, is difficult.
-Shino Jomoto

(used without permission from Super Topo)
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
'Its a good day to die.'. I thought that was Henry the V. Lol. I guess a lot of people have said it.
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Sep 13, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Always been a fan of T.E. Lawrence (AKA Lawrence of Arabia):

"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Sep 13, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
I also remind myself daily to, "Harden the f#&k up."

"Chopper" explains: (Warning: bad language, and nothing but, actually)
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 13, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
I can't believe someone is posting Pearl S. Buck.

That be me!

What an incredible woman! Over fifty novels. And numerous other phenomenal accomplishments! I would be content to have accomplished 1% of what she did! She won the Pulitzer Prize that year (1932) for "The Good Earth"

"Inspiring" indeed!

Worth repeating!

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation!" ~ Pearl S. Buck

edit: btw, She was the living embodiment of that quote! Just check out her life & accomplishments on wiki for an example! Her Chinese name was Sai Zhenzhu (beautiful name).
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 13, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
"Det här är mina skogar, fast jag äger dom inte".
"Jag följer fågelstigarna"

Nitahå-Jussi.

Nitahå Jussi
Nitahå Jussi
Credit: Finnskog og trollskap

WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Sep 13, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
"A life without cause is a life without effect." - Barbarella
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 13, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
"He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not." ~ Isaiah
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Sep 13, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. -- Heraclitus
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
Hej, Marlow, jag også följer fågelstigarna.
Could you introduce me to Jussi?
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!". Upton Sinclair
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
this one sounded like it was well worth investigating, so i gave it my best shot...

"At either end of the social spectrum lies a leisure class." ~ Eric Beck

edit: i dropped this quote on one of my psych professors during class one day, and she responded, "NO THERE IS NOT"! So I ask her, "Have ya ever been to Camp Four? lol
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
Reilly

Nitahå-Jussi was said to be the last wanderer at Finnskogen. He knew the woods well and took a job where he found it, when he needed it. He lived and worked for a while in the US, but returned to Sweden to take over the farm after his father's death. Someone had illegally taken over the farm and years of juridical trouble started. In the film "Finnskog and trollskap" we are following Jussi. The film made him "famous", as did the book that was written about him. The book carried his own name. He was still active as an old man - as you see from the picture. The film "Finnskog and trollskap" has finally reached dvd and is now to be bought.

In the film I can also see my great grandfather Lauritz who was among the men who waited at the border for the Swedes in 1905. He was a person worth his own film. A lot of stories are told about him.

Et annet sitat fra Jussi er at "Det er et knep ved alt" - med andre ord alt har sin løsning bare du finner knepet - så også i klatringen.... Lol...

I will check out Crusoe of Lonesome Lake by Leland Stowe.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Marlow, takk. You would love Crusoe of Lonesome Lake by Leland Stowe.
I just checked Amazon and there are only a few available at big bucks.
A pity as it deserves a re-issue. I guess I should take care of my copy.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
(Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster, but Janis Joplin sang it best)
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Sep 13, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to, he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

"That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

"It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

"They're trying to kill me," Yossarian told him calmly.

"No one's trying to kill you," Clevinger cried.

"Then why are they shooting at me?" Yossarian asked.

"They're shooting at everyone," Clevinger answered. "They're trying to kill everyone."

"And what difference does that make?"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 13, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Yo Nutjob,

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
(Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster, but Janis Joplin sang it best)

Funny you mention that one. The band that played for our Russian language school 'graduation' party in Leningrad in 1973, had been banned from performing for soviet audiences for singing that very lyric!!

Seemed strange then, and makes no more sense to me now.....
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Sep 13, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Rumi .... who is that guy, anyway? One of the inventors of facebook? If Mark Zuckerberg isnt paying him, he should be.
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Sep 13, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
"So it goes..."

Kurt Vonnegut
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Sep 13, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
"It seemed like a good idea at the time."
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 14, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
"A house built on granite and strong foundations, not even the onslaught of pouring rain, gushing torrents, and strong winds will be able to pull down.
Some people have written the story of my life representing it as truth, what in fact derives from ignorance, error, or envy; but they cannot shake the truth from its place, even if they attempt to make others believe it."
 Tafari Makonnen
sullly

Trad climber
Sep 14, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."

Kurt Vonnegut
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 14, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
"There are only two stories in all of literature-a man takes a jouney,
a stranger comes to town." - Tolstoi
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
"the essence of first-hand experience is our most immediate index when we ask one of life's hardest questions: What can I honestly know?"--Mike Borghoff, Moments of Crisis
ruppell

climber
Sep 14, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
Since there seems to be some Vonnegut fans here:

If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 14, 2012 - 11:42pm PT
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
sullly

Trad climber
Sep 14, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
Stiil more Vonnegut:

"I could carve a better man out of a banana."


"Here we are trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why."

Ruppell, If I'm not mistaken, that's a hilarious dig at Leaves of Grass.
ruppell

climber
Sep 15, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Sully

A dig at I Sit and Look Out? Kurt sure liked amber

All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse V
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Sep 18, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

I thought this was pretty funny :)

I would not personally throw out Atlas Shrugged from the childhood reading list. Rather I think it should be a mandatory high school read with lots of directed discussion and debate to explore concepts of what governm