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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 28, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Roy, if you had to thank God for one thing, what would that be?

"The mountains and the valleys. If there were no valley of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountaintop."--from a 1975 interview with Roy Rogers by Joe Curreri
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:21am PT
"Revolution is not a dinner party." - Chairman Mao
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
"Starve a stalker, feed a fever"
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
May 26, 2013 - 10:22am PT
our own beloved Fritz,
"Sometimes, despite knowledge, and good intentions, things do go wrong."

anonymous,
"If you don't have purpose... then your purpose is to find purpose."
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 26, 2013 - 10:26am PT
"Lets just do this till someone gets hurt" ~Overheard from one of my kids to the other
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 26, 2013 - 10:28am PT
They're not the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do!" ~Bill Graham
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
My dad used to say "Son, don't air your dirty laundry in public, but make SURE you don't air someone else's dirty laundry in public, that could get you killed!"
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
"That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had." ~Robert Louis Stevenson
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 5, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Contraband, as defined by Wayno in Psyche Lege thread:

"...things that completely normal people use to enhance the enjoyment of their meager lives or to reduce the pain of the struggle."
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Sep 4, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
On keeping your guard up...

(On letting your guard down...)

"Death has to win only once, but life has to win every day."

In climbing and in living.
MisterE

climber
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
If I keep a green bough in my heart

a singing bird will come

--Chinese proverb
perswig

climber
Sep 19, 2013 - 09:49am PT
Still, it is proper when young to strive for gigantic perfection that doesn't make sense...

Long ago when I had had a child sickness and nobody could tell what it was or how to treat it, my mother put me outside in a bed with mosquito netting over it, and I lay there watching mountains until they made me well.

It is surprising how much our souls are alike, at least in the presence of mountains. For all of us, mountains turn into images after a short time and the images turn true. Gold-tossed waves change into the purple backs of monsters, and so forth. Always something out of the moving deep, and nearly always oceanic. Never a lake, never the sky. But no matter what images I began with, when I watched long enough the mountains turned into dreams, and still do, and it works the other way around - often, waking from dreams, I know I have been in the mountains, and I know they have been moving - sometimes advancing threateningly, sometimes creeping hesitantly, sometimes receding endlessly. Both mountains and dreams.

Name the author?
Dale
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 19, 2013 - 09:37am PT
there's no indication like the second kick of a mule
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 19, 2013 - 10:40am PT
“There is no education in the second kick of a mule.”
Ernest Hollings

.....

perswig,

Still, it is proper when young to strive for gigantic perfection that doesn't make sense...

Thanks.

P.S. Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
(It's the google age, lol!)

A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 19, 2013 - 10:45am PT
When someone yells "duck" do it, then ask why
- me
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 19, 2013 - 11:00am PT

"You will feel better when it stops hurting"

Dad always used this line when one of his sons got injured.
He was right, LOL
weezy

climber
Oct 19, 2013 - 11:08am PT
you don't lose your girlfriend, you just lose your turn.

Ah, life in a small town. At least the weather is splitter.
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Oct 19, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Don't believe everything you think.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2013 - 11:52am PT
'un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.'
Boileau

A fool always finds a bigger fool to admire.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 19, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Old school...

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.


Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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