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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:13pm PT
Credit: pyro
You took the pussy route bro! A.k.a medusa
Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Richard Buckminster Fuller nailed it:

"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete"

Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 23, 2014 - 07:48am PT
Don't know if this one's been posted before. The second of my two favourite quotes:
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
― Arthur C. Clarke
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:08am PT
My favourite quote is by Oscar Wilde. :-)

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Mar 9, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841 – 1935)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Holmes was a stone master?
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
One that I can relate to:

"All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I realize that I should have been more specific"
Lily Tomlin
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
"It's not that I am afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens".
Woody Allen
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 9, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
"Say what you want about the Nazis, but no woman has ever had a fantasy about being tied up and sexually ravaged by a man dressed as a liberal." -- P.J. O'Rourke
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 11, 2014 - 10:46am PT
"Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go"


So true.



~peace
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
"This is my resignation letter. I’m walking out in silence. In the future there will be no need for people like me because there won’t be a democracy to save, just private interests, battles for more power, more money. The few files I take with me regard men who must save themselves from the storm, black souls, mercenary captains. ... as we’ve already seen in history, they’ll be the rulers of the chaos..." Romanzo Criminale, Italian film.

"The man who wishes to educate himself must first know how to doubt, because the doubting mind can get to the truth." Aristoteles.

"Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it" Chinese proverb.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
"No tiny fingers, No tiny toes
The memory lingers but the digit goes
In an Eastern Railway carriage, where the River Ganges flows
There are Twenty Tiny Fingers and Twenty Tiny Toes.
Chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop"

Annapurna-expedition 1950. Who wrote the poem?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:12pm PT
Marlow, from what did you resign?

And the twenty tiny fingers was Patey? (pretty sure it weren't Herzog)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
Reilly

Bingo... Patey's right...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves.
Who said this?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Churchill?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
Haha... the elegance of Churchill...

Here's Churchill:
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."
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:27am PT
After a vigorous debate in Parliament, Churchill retired to the men's room. Standing at one end of the urine trough was Churchill's arch political rival. Churchill goes to the other end, and his rival quips:
"What's matter Sir Winston, feeling a bit standoffish today"?
Churchill replies:
"Not at all. It's just that whenever you see something that is large, you want to nationalize it"
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:50am PT
'I was going to open a hairdressing salon. Who knew any of this would last?'

Ringo Starr.
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Mar 12, 2014 - 09:38am PT
Marlow asked, "Who said this?"

Shakespeare Kick in the Rear wrote it (I think; no research undertaken to verify my guess).
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
TWP

Yes, Shakespeare wrote it. It's the words of Dogberry, taken from Much Ado About Nothing.

And who said this:
"These men who [bolt] the rock with such monotonous regularity, where performance lack all originality, imagination and inventiveness - it can only be assumed that they make lousy lovers."

Answer: Doug Scott
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