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Quotes about climbing

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My old autosig:

 

"I climb because it feels so good when I stop

---?

 

I climb because beer tastes so good afterwards"

---Steven Baldwin

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"You cannot stay on the summit forever. You have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this. What is above has seen what is below. What is below has not seen from above. One climbs,one sees,one descends,one can no longer see, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions based on what one has seen from above"-Rene Duval

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There are only three sports: Motor racing, Bullfighting, and Mountaineering; the rest are merely games.

 

-Ernest Hemmingway

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Alpinfox said:

 

"You cannot stay on the summit forever. You have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this. What is above has seen what is below. What is below has not seen from above. One climbs,one sees,one descends,one can no longer see, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions based on what one has seen from above"-Rene Daumal . Mt. Analogue

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Alpinfox said:

 

There are only three sports: Motor racing, Bullfighting, and Mountaineering; the rest are merely games.

 

-Ernest Hemmingway

 

actually i think hemmingway never said that. it's an urban legend or something. fwiw.

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It seems that every climb i do these days is like a dream. When i get down, and reflect it seems like i have just lived a lifetime in a day, and the lifetime is just a hazy dream. My goal is to make the dream reality.

Nick

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Not originally climbing related, but if you read between the lines....

 

"When the going gets wierd,

The weird turn pro"

Hunter S.

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"It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun."

-Twight?

 

"Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are withing reach."

-John Muir

 

 

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"First and foremost, in the spirit of classical mountaineering, it is a self-evident requirement that the first ascent of a summit or a climbing route.....must always start from below!"

-- Dietrich Hasse

 

and…

 

“The day you don't have a hill to climb, you might as well forget about it."

-- Dag Aabye

 

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"We're going to suffer"

 

-Scott Bakes being asked what we're gonna do now during some shitty epic.

 

"just call me underscore(_)"

-me to my fans when asked if I am indeed michael_layton wazzup.gif

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gregm said:

Alpinfox said:

 

There are only three sports: Motor racing, Bullfighting, and Mountaineering; the rest are merely games.

 

-Ernest Hemmingway

 

actually i think hemmingway never said that. it's an urban legend or something. fwiw.

 

i think 90% of all quotes have been dispelled as urban legends on this site... it is a funny occurence... that is even not including all those voltair quotes after the MN scandal... yellaf.gif

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gregm said:

Alpinfox said:

 

There are only three sports: Motor racing, Bullfighting, and Mountaineering; the rest are merely games.

 

-Ernest Hemmingway

 

actually i think hemmingway never said that. it's an urban legend or something. fwiw.

 

Since 1999, the Hemingway Quote Finder has fielded more than 5000 quote source requests and has become a phenomenon in its own right. People from all walks of life have e-mailed in quotations: professors, film production companies, government officials, and authors. If I had a dollar for each time the following quotation was submitted, I would soon corral enough money to pay my web hosting fees until the next millennium: "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."8 I've received this inquiry so many times that it prompted me to e-mail back a standard reply:

 

This is one in a long list of quotations mysteriously attributed to Ernest Hemingway. While the general public seem to agree that this is in fact a Hemingway quotation, scholars have some reservations and for good reason. The early Hemingway did not believe that bullfighting was a sport. For him it was a tragedy. See his October 20, 1923 article titled "Bullfighting A Tragedy" reprinted in By-Line: Ernest Hemingway Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades edited by William White. Hemingway reiterates his beliefs regarding the tragedy of bullfighting in his 1932 book, Death in the Afternoon.

 

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Quite a collection here:

http://www.gdargaud.net/Humor/QuotesClimbing.html

 

"One method of getting loved ones to look more fondly on your climbing is to tell them that since you've started climbing you hardly do drugs anymore." — David Harris.

 

"I've seen 5.11 divided into 11 different grades of increasing difficulty, as follows: 5.11a, 5.10d, 5.11-, 5.11b, 5.11, 5.11c, 5.9 squeeze, 5.11+, 5.10 OW, 5.12a, 5.11d" — Brutus of Wyde.

 

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barely got off the ground on License to Bolt (11b) the other day. I hate that climb

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I agree with those who say that climbing is not life. It is much better than that. In climbing you get nothing other than what you absolutely deserve. It has no skin color, no gender, no rules that matter ( att: retrosoreass wave.gif)and no lawyers, referees, or pushy parents. You can't get any more than exactly what you put into it. There are no dead ends in climbing, no barriers other than the ones we impose upon ourselves. The blend of skill, boldness, and the desire of each route is unique unto itself and yet connected to every other route as if within one long contiguous passage. Life is hard on dreams, and even harder on dreamers. Climbing was built for them. For in climbing success and failure both lead to the same place, to new resolves and new possibilities. LIFE SHOULD BE SO GOOD!!!

From Stone Places by Geof Childs

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"Climbing is one of the few sports in which the arena (the cliffs, the mountains and their specific routes) acquire a notoriety that outpopulates, outshines and outlives the actual athletes." — Jonathan Waterman

 

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my favorite climbing quote

 

"but Ken... It's not about how many 5.10's you led, it's about how many 5.10 leaders you've laid"

- Bev Johnson

 

it reminds me to not take everything so seriously wink.gif including myself tongue.gif

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