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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
"This is my resignation letter. Iím walking out in silence. In the future there will be no need for people like me because there wonít 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 weíve already seen in history, theyíll 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?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:56pm PT


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

"Fuk'em all but six"...

~~~ My Dad (though others have no doubt said them too)...
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 Britainís first woman member of the House of Commons. In the 1930ís she headed a clique in the House of Commons that found something to admire in Hitlerís 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, Iíd put poison in your coffee." "Nancy," Churchill replied to the acid-tongued woman, "if I were your husband, Iíd 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
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
Hey, maybe I need education in using the Net. Or...

Oct 19, 2013, Paul Souza wrote
"present dangers are less than future imaginings" attributed to Shakespeare.

So I try to find this line and the closest I find is
"present fears are less than horrible imaginings" from Hamlet, Act I scene 3

but I find Paul's quote used by Pastor Wendell Jones on Twitter, who
attributes it to Shakespeare.

Howbout it?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:19pm PT

Hehe... possibly too much altar wine...

Or we can leave it to CMC:

The truth about the world, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.

The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man's mind can compass, the mind itself being but a fact among others.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:21pm PT

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon. It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Mountain Dreamer, Indian Elder
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall, CO
Mar 12, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
I was on the Captain with Kor and I asked "How'm I doing Layton? Am I going fast enough?"

He said "You're faster than everyone but Roper on aid."

I'm still not sure if it was a grand compliment or one of his puns.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:27pm PT


No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
2 l l

Sport climber
Rancho Verga, CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:38am PT
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

Elbert Hubbard
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Marlow, that Mountain Dreamer quote is beautiful. My new favorite one.
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 18, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
Got the following quote inked on the inside of my forearm this evening:

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." ~Rumi




~peace
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