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The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Sep 13, 2012 - 09:44am 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 - 09:47am 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 - 09:52am 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 - 11:09am 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 - 11:13am PT
"A life without cause is a life without effect." - Barbarella
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 13, 2012 - 11:50am 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 - 11:55am 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 - 12:03pm PT
Hej, Marlow, jag også följer fågelstigarna.
Could you introduce me to Jussi?
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2012 - 12:16pm 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 - 01:09pm 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 - 01:19pm 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 - 01:27pm 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 - 01:29pm 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 - 02:09pm 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 - 02:47pm 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 - 03:35pm 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 - 03:44pm PT
"So it goes..."

Kurt Vonnegut
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Sep 13, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
"It seemed like a good idea at the time."
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Sep 14, 2012 - 01:41pm 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 - 05:51pm PT
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."

Kurt Vonnegut
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