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Apr 9, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
When the power of love overcomes the love of power,

Only then will the world know peace.

Jimmy Hendrix

Trad climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 04:12pm PT
I always liked this exchange in priority shift between Howard Doyle and Eric Janoscrat on the second pitch of a new climb at Seneca, as related by Howard on the front porch of the Gendarme store.

Howie, who weighed about what a baby grand piano does, was leading a new route and stalled out.

Eric: "what taking you so long Howie?"

Howie: "It's hard."

Eric: "hurry up will you? I see a thunderstorm coming in. We'll get soaked."

Howie: " look, the rock is loose. I might pull half the cliff down on you. The last three pieces suck. If I come off I'm pulling us both off."

Eric: .... Long pause... "take your time...."

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Apr 9, 2014 - 04:16pm PT
My Dad:

"God Hates a Coward"

Going all in playing cards. Oft repeated.

lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
"I don't understand what you are saying but I disagree."


Apr 9, 2014 - 04:23pm PT
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions,

Leonardo da Vinci

Larry Nelson

Social climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 04:26pm PT
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
Helen Keller
scuffy b

heading slowly NNW
Apr 9, 2014 - 05:55pm PT
REPORTER TO GANDHI: What do you think of Western civilization.
GANDHI: It would be a good idea.

Apr 9, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

Henry David Thoreau

lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
Apr 9, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
"When you come to a fork in the road..take it"-Yogi Berra

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 9, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
"the best climber in the world is the one having the most fun"

-alex lowe

"if you are an as#@&%e and you win the gold medal, you are still a as#@&%e"

-cool runnings


Sport climber
Made in California
Apr 16, 2014 - 11:27am PT
“It's not perfection that makes you beautiful, It's your imperfections”
― Peyton J Glenn

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 16, 2014 - 11:39am PT
Never trust machinery more complicated than a knife and fork.

Robert Heinlein, somewhere in Stranger in a Strange Land.
Dal Maxvill

Social climber
Granite City, Illinois
Apr 16, 2014 - 12:38pm PT

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 16, 2014 - 01:13pm PT
Credit: guido

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 16, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
And to second Guido's long-winded quote I offer the following photo with a quote...

"I don't give a sh#t about you and your Master of Sport or Speedclimbing
Champion of the Soviet Union bullshit! Your amerikanski friend tried to
enter the Soviet Union illegaly and now he's going to the Leonid Brezhnev Hotel.
You keep trying to get him off and you're going with him, got it?"
Credit: Reilly

Sport climber
Apr 16, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven a hell, a hell a heaven.

Sport climber
Apr 16, 2014 - 02:41pm PT
K: Did they say why, M, why they want to terminate my project?
M: I was sent on a classified mission, sir.
K: It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?
M: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.
K: Are my methods unsound?
M: I don't see any method at all, sir.
K: I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?
M: I'm a protector of sound command and pure style.
K: You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by the grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

Sport climber
Made in California
Apr 18, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
On Solitude....

“I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Social climber
Apr 21, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
“I can’t stand around talking all day. I have to go drive by the house of the girl that broke my heart.’

Lester Bangs
yosemite 5.9

santa cruz
Apr 21, 2014 - 10:32pm PT
There's always some son-of-a-bitch that doesn't get the word.

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