Mountain Climbing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mountain-climbing" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Peter Matthiessen
“My foot slips on a narrow ledge; in that split second, as needles of fear pierce heart and temples, eternity intersects with present time. Thought and action are not different, and stone, air, ice, sun, fear, and self are one. What is exhilarating is to extend this acute awareness into ordinary moments, in the moment-by-moment experiencing of the lammergeier and the wolf, which, finding themselves at the center of things, have no need for any secret of true being. In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us…the present moment. The purpose of mediation practice is not enlightenment’ it is to pay attention even at unextraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of now into each event of ordinary life.”
Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard

Alison Levine
“Never let failure discourage you. Every time you get to the base of a mountain (literal or metaphorical), you're presented with a new opportunity to challenge yourself, to push your limits beyond what you thought possible, to learn from climbers on the trail ahead of you, and to take in some amazing views. Your performance on the mountain you climbed last week or last month or last year doesn't matter - because it's all about what you are doing right now.”
Alison Levine, On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

“If you ignore the mountain, doesn't mean mountain will ignore you too..”
Tanveer Mazhar

Robert Macfarlane
“As de Saussure said, risk-taking brings with it its own reward: it keeps a "continual agitation alive" in the heart. Hope, fear. Hope, fear - this is the fundamental rhythm of mountaineering. Life, it frequently seems in the mountains, is more intensely lived the closer one gets to its extinction: we never feel so alive as when we have nearly died.”
Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar
“The pursuit of science has often been compared to the scaling of mountains, high and not so high. But who amongst us can hope, even in imagination, to scale the Everest and reach its summit when the sky is blue and the air is still, and in the stillness of the air survey the entire Himalayan range in the dazzling white of the snow stretching to infinity? None of us can hope for a comparable vision of nature and of the universe around us. But there is nothing mean or lowly in standing in the valley below and awaiting the sun to rise over Kinchinjunga.”
Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar, Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science

“The real flight of this hawk is impending.

Still,this bird is yet to be tested for real.

Though I have leaped over the seas,

well,the entire sky is still remaining to fly.

And make sure that ,i am gonna do it with all my heart and all my soul.

#loveyoourlife #liveyourlife #hvFUN”
Arunima Sinha, Born Again on the Mountain: a story of losing everything and finding it back

“. . .There is nothing to complain of. . .we had a gorgeous day for the climb, almost windless and brilliantly fine, yet we were unable to get to the summit. So we have no excuse - we have been beaten in fair fight; beaten by the height of the mountain, and by our own shortness of breath. But the fight was worth it, worth it every time, and we shall cherish the privilege of defeat by the world's greatest mountain.”
Howard Somervell

“The mountain greets me with respect and guides me to traverse the rocks and crevices of its body! He is strong and vigorous and he appreciates my stamina and toughness.”
Avijeet Das

Joyce Rachelle
“I know I can't own a hilltop, a meadow, or a mountainside. But keeping it a secret somehow makes it mine.”
Joyce Rachelle

James Rozoff
“No, not conquer, that is too foolish a world. Any man who scales a mountain is still but a man, a transient speck compared to the immensity and permanence of a mountain .”
James Rozoff, Stories Light And Dark: Ten Short Stories

“I was born to live, in pursuit of the penultimate high.
I am guaranteed a Homeric death, when it's my time to die.”
Mekael Shane

Robert M. Pirsig
“The title of this Chautauqua is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," not "Zen and the Art of Mountain Climbing," and there are no motorcycles on the tops of mountains, and in my opinion very little Zen. Zen is the "spirit of the valley," not the mountaintop. The only Zen you fin on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Steven Magee
“If you are looking for a career that may induce a myriad of health conditions into you, I can recommend working at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.”
Steven Magee

“Climbing has taught me many lessons, one of the most important being, just how ever-present death is. Having faced death a few times now while climbing, has made me realize that I have no fear of it.”
Mekael Shane

Krzysztof Wielicki
“Alpnizm to głównie emocje. W kilka minut można przeżyć tyle, ile na dole nie przeżyje się przez całe życie.”
Krzysztof Wielicki

Stephen Trafton
“If you're not moving, you're standing still.”
Stephen Trafton, At The Edge: A life in search of challenge

“To think that there's any mountain too high for me to CLIMB would be the universe playing mind games with me and I'm constantly positioning my mind to not fall for such a trick.”
Chinonye J. Chidolue