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Trad climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
" When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are going to kill him again. "



Nov 15, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
If I died with money in the bank, I would consider myself a failure.

Errol Flynn

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Nov 15, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
The good thing about science is that it's true even if people don't believe in it.

No idea who said it first but would like to know.

Social climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:06pm PT

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

 Mark Twain

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 08:13am PT
Leonard Cohen:

Ring the bells that still can ring....forget your perfect offering -
there is a crack in everything....that's how the light gets in.

Nov 21, 2012 - 09:21am PT
“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”

James Joyce
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:07am PT
Never up, never in.--a golfer's take on the Playboy Philosophy

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:18am PT

"I think it's really cool that you've picked a musical instrament as a hobby...

But you might want to rethink that SKIN FLUTE choice"

~~~ Some IDIOT approx. 51 seconds ago...

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jan 4, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Back when I was starting the new Yosemite X-C school, I tried to hire some Norwegian students from U of Cal. at Berkeley as weekend instructors to work with Ned Gillette and Jim Speck. I couldn’t find anyone else available in CA with that skill. But a stubborn Customs/Immigration bureaucrat blocked us for a time, insisting that a downhill ski instructor was a ski instructor, and there were plenty of those. I finally won after multiple frustrating trips to SF, but his attitude validated two sayings:

1. A bureaucrat is someone who says NO and then searches the files for a precedent (author unknown), and

2. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.... (Emerson).

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
More Helen Keller:

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.


Jan 11, 2013 - 08:16am PT
A senior advertising executive explaining the guiding priniciple of " bigger, more, always bigger and more" that is the mantra of his industry.

" Consumers are like roaches. You spray them and spray them, and they get immune after a while."


Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:27am PT
“فما دام هناك «جزء من المجتمع يمتلك حق استثمار وسائل الإنتاج، فإن الشغيلة، أحرارا أو غير أحرار، مرغمون على أن يضيفوا إلى جانب العمل الضروري لبقائهم، عملا إضافيا لإنتاج وسائل العيش إلى مالكي وسائل الإنتاج»”
― Friedrich Engels

Social climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:51am 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
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:30am PT
My five year old son yesterday, responding to his 11 year old brother telling him he couldn't play baseball just yet.

"Anyone can do anything!"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 28, 2013 - 08:38am 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

Social climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:21am PT
"Revolution is not a dinner party." - Chairman Mao

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
"Starve a stalker, feed a fever"
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
May 26, 2013 - 07:22am PT
our own beloved Fritz,
"Sometimes, despite knowledge, and good intentions, things do go wrong."

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

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 26, 2013 - 07:26am PT
"Lets just do this till someone gets hurt" ~Overheard from one of my kids to the other

Trad climber
Nor Cal
May 26, 2013 - 07:28am PT
They're not the best at what they do, they're the ONLY ones who do what they do!" ~Bill Graham
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