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Sport climber
Mar 19, 2014 - 06:26pm PT
"Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence." Hermann Buhl

Sport climber
Mar 19, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
"If the conquest of a great peak brings moments of exultation and bliss, which in the monotonous, materialistic existence of modern times nothing else can approach, it also presents great dangers. It is not the goal of grand alpinism to face peril, but it is one of the tests one must undergo to deserve the joy of rising for an instant above the state of crawling grubs. But soon we have to start the descent. Suddenly I feel sad and despondent. I am well aware that a mountaineering victory is only a scratch in space But in spite of this, how sad I feel at leaving that crest ! On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude."

Lionel Terray

Sport climber
Mar 19, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
"The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security in order to do what they themselves think worth doing. They do the useless, brave, noble, divinely foolish, and the very wisest things that are done by Man. And what they prove to themselves and to others is that Man is no mere creature of his habits, no automaton in his routine, but that in the dust of which he is made there is also fire, lighted now and then by great winds from the sky."

Walter Lippmann

Sport climber
Mar 19, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
"If in normal conditions it is skill, which counts, in such extreme situations, it is the spirit, which saves."

Walter Bonatti

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 24, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”

~ Rumi

Dal Maxvill

Social climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:49pm PT
"Have you ever thrown a ball 100 miles an hour? Everything hurts. Even your ass hurts. I see pictures of my face and say, 'Holy shit', but that's the strain you feel when you throw. I had one of those faces you look at it, man, and say, 'Man he's an ass-hole.' Could be, depends on if you pissed me off or not."
-- Bob Gibson

Mar 24, 2014 - 11:55pm PT

Stop fighting for the truth, it exist outside of others. People who want to will see it and the rest, well... Those that don't see it are usually the very ones you should avoid. It's a built in life filter of sort.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:56pm PT
"Marriage was a perfectly workable human institution when the life expectancy was 40"....Margaret Mead.
Trusty Rusty

Tahoe Area
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:04am PT
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Great lines in there Marlow.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 31, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
Peter Tangvald

"I had to choose between her and the boat, she said. Any sailor will know it is a lot more difficult to get a new boat than a new wife so I bought her a one-way ticket back to Norway."
Dal Maxvill

Social climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
I don't think I will win a game in this match. Lasker plays too stupidly for me to look at the board with any interest. - David Janowski

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 7, 2014 - 01:57pm PT
I have a new favorite quote, just saw it this morning:

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones
-- John Lennon

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 7, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Credit: guido

Social climber
granada hills
Apr 8, 2014 - 03:55am PT
"It's like 5.12 rests."

-Troy Wald

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Apr 8, 2014 - 04:23am PT
Build a man a fire, and you keep him warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and you keep him warm for the rest of his life.

Mountain climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 9, 2014 - 01:50pm PT
"We are more certain when we are ignorant, with knowledge comes doubt." - J W von Goethe

"At both ends of the social spectrum, lies the leisure class." - Eric Beck

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple -- and wrong." - H L Mencken

"If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse." - Henry Ford

"Anything worth doing is worth doing superficially. Anything not worth doing is not worth doing well." - various (Tukey, Ehrlich)

"Practice all things in moderation, including the practice of moderation." - Arnold Beckman

"Wise men speak when they have something to say, Fools when they have to say something." - Plato

"Snowflakes are the hieroglyphs sent from the sky." - Ukichiro Nakaya

"I have outlived my pecker." - Willie Nelson, on his 75th birthday.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
"Why do people say 'Grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you really want to get tough, grow a vagina. Those things take a pounding".
Betty White

Apr 9, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
When perversions go unchecked they become the norm.

I'm not sure who said this but I agree.

San Jose, CA
Apr 9, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
"Many more people can take machines to pieces than can put them together again."
 H.G. Wells
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
"I like men who have a future and women who have a past."
Oscar Wilde
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