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“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
Ranulph Fiennes
“It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.”
Ranulph Fiennes
“People should be treated the same and, if black or brown, they should neither be penalized nor rewarded. Positive discrimination is counterproductive.”
Ranulph Fiennes, The Feather Men
“a committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide nothing can be done.”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
“The answer was obvious. The useless finger ends must be cut off at once, so they could no longer get in the way and hit things. I tried tentatively to cut through the smallest finger with a new pair of secateurs, but it hurt. So I purchased a set of fretsaw blades at the village shop, put the little finger in my Black & Decker folding table’s vice and gently sawed through the dead skin and bone just above the live skin line. The moment I felt pain or spotted blood, I moved the saw further into the dead zone. I also turned the finger around several times to cut it from different sides, like sawing a log. This worked well and the little finger’s end knuckle finally dropped off after some two hours of work. Over that week I removed the other three longer fingers, one each day, and finally the thumb, which took two days.”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
“I did not intend to blow up anything in particular but fancied the notion that I had the capacity to do so, given”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
“But, by the end of four dark days, we had logged eleven northerly miles. This would not sound very impressive except to someone who has also pulled a load in excess of his own bodyweight over pressure rubble in the dark and at a temperature of –40°C.”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
“Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others preoccupy themselves with simpler tasks such as understanding the theory of relativity.”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
“Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others preoccupy themselves with simpler tasks such as understanding the theory of relativity.’ All”
Ranulph Fiennes, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know


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