Top Everest Quotes

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1. "Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career."
Author: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2. "But what a superb game the three of us are playing. Who is the demon? Who is the liar? Who the human being? Who the cleverest? Who the strongest? Who loves the most? Are we three immense egos fighting for domination or for love, or are these things mixed?"
Author: Anaïs Nin
3. "I don't know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide."
Author: Anatoli Boukreev
4. "The lesson was not lost on Kartane. To be Ringed was the severest form of control. If Daemon couldn't stand the pain, how could he? It became very important not to give Dorothea a reason to Ring him. That night, after Daemon had been allowed to rest a little, he was ordered to serve the witch he'd earlier refused. That night was the first time Daemon went cold."
Author: Anne Bishop
5. "You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues.I'm not saying you're more intelligent than Aristotle, or wiser. For all I know, Aristotle's the cleverest person who ever lived. That's not the point. The point is only that science is cumulative, and we live later."
Author: Aristotle
6. "Imaginative poetry produces a far greater mental strain than novels. It produces probably the severest strain of any form of literature. It is the highest form of literature. It yields the highest form of pleasure, and teaches the highest form of wisdom. In a word, there is nothing to compare with it. I say this with sad consciousness of the fact that the majority of people do not read poetry."
Author: Arnold Bennett
7. "But even the cleverest puzzle has a solution."
Author: Cassandra Clare
8. "Silence is sometimes the severest criticism."
Author: Charles Buxton
9. "Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins."
Author: Charles Eastman
10. "If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
11. "I have lots of other mountains that I would like to climb. I have no dream of Everest, but there are some, like Mount Fuji, I'd like to do."
Author: Christy Turlington
12. "Periodista:-¿Por qué vá a subir al Everest?Mallory:-Porque está ahí."
Author: Conrad Anker
13. "Adventure books are my personal favorites. 'The Endurance,' a story about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctica expedition, or 'Into Thin Air,' Jon Krakauer's personal account of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest, are two notables."
Author: Dean Karnazes
14. "I had set myself an unattainable ideal. Such human skill I could summon wasn't enough for the job. I felt the suicidal despair of all who longed to do what they couldn't, what only a few in each century could – whether blessed or cursed in spirit. No achievement was ever finite. There was no absolute summit. No peak of Everest to plant a flag on. Success was someone else's opinion."
Author: Dick Francis
15. "...and wondering where he had read that clever liars give details, but that the cleverest do not."
Author: Edith Wharton
16. "Who understands war: the solders? the homeless ones? Mussolini? Or the leaders of the English and the Americans? No, nobody understands war, they only think they do. Maybe the earth that drinks up the blood understands it and says: "How foolish is man. Of all the animals that lives upon me, he is the cleverest and the most foolish."
Author: Erik Christian Haugaard
17. "The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
18. "Hay senderos a los que nuestros propios miedos vuelven intransitables. La inseguridad y la angustia pueden llenar de abismos hasta los actos más sencillos. Cada uno tiene su propio Everest."
Author: Gabriel Rolón
19. "A day might be just twenty-four hours but sometimes getting through just one seems as impossible as scaling Everest."
Author: Gayle Forman
20. "You're the cleverest witch of your age I've ever met, Hermione."
Author: J.K. Rowling
21. "By Gryffindor, the bravest werePrized far beyond the rest;For Ravenclaw, the cleverestWould always be the best;For Hufflepuff, hard workers wereMost worthy of admission;And power-hungry SlytherinLoved those of great ambition."
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "When you're climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy. You just take one step at a time, never look back and always keep your eyes glued to the top."
Author: Jacqueline Susann
23. "Alone on the summit of Mount Everest."
Author: Jacqueline Susann
24. "It oughtn't to need a war to make us talk to each other in buses, and invent our own amusements in the evenings, and live simply, and eat sparingly, and recover the use of our legs, and get up early enough to see the sun rise. However, it has needed one: which is about the severest criticism our civilization could have."
Author: Jan Struther
25. "Alzheimer's is the cleverest thief, because she not only steals from you, but she steals the very thing you need to remember what's been stolen."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "This forms the nub of a dilemna that every Everest climber eventually comes up against: in order to succeed you must be exceedingly driven, but if you're too driven you're likely to die."
Author: Jon Krakauer
27. "Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics and others with a shaky hold on reality."
Author: Jon Krakauer
28. "Every time I've been on Everest, people have died, though not in any expedition I was part of."
Author: Kenneth Kamler
29. "You probably thought that curse was the cleverest thing ever, didn't you?"His lips turned down as he tried not to smile. "It was one of my better moments." I saw lights ahead of us past the trees, and for a moment I thought I was seeing souls in a whole new freaky way until I realized they were, in fact, red and blue and flashing. Police lights. Lots and lots of police lights."What the crap?" I hurried toward the flashing police lights, but Reth put a hand on my arm to slow me."Perhaps, for once, it would be best to evaluate the situation before charging in. This particular type of human carries weapons slightly more lethal than your beloved pink monstrosity.""Why would the police be here though? Something must be wrong."Reth looked exasperated. "When is something ever not wrong in your life?"I frowned. "That's my line."
Author: Kiersten White
30. "The trip from Portland to New York City was like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen. It went on and on, and by the time you reached your destination, there was no sensation left in your extremities."
Author: Kristin Hannah
31. "Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
32. "I told you, we haven't had sex! It was just a kiss." Like the Viper was just a car, and MountEverest was just a hill."
Author: Linda Howard
33. "Every king sleeps, but not every king wakes up as king! The snakes of the intrigue crawl around during the night! The cleverest king is the least sleeping king!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
34. "The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
35. "...we have to surpass ourselves every day, make every day undying. Climb our own personal Everest and do it in such a way that every step is a little bit of eternity. That's what the future is for: to build the present, with real plans, made by living people."
Author: Muriel Barbery
36. "We, the French, the cleverest people on Earth, we, the exquisite, the charming, incomparable people, -listen, I mean it- we have a weakness for thieves. In our novels, in our plays, in our comic operas, whenever a thief appears, he is interesting. The author knows where the way to success lies. He is scarcely concerned with moral rectitude; the main thing is to please the audience."
Author: Paul Féval
37. "He was dead, all right. He had been shot, poisoned, stabbed, and strangled. Either somebody had really had it in for him or four people had killed him. Or else it was the cleverest suicide I'd ever heard of."
Author: Richard S. Prather
38. "It's amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the 4-minute mile."
Author: Roger Bannister
39. "For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God."
Author: Roland Smith
40. "He drew from under the table a sheet of strangely scented yellow-Chinese paper, the brushes, and slab of India ink. In cleanest, severest outline he had traced the Great Wheel with its six spokes, whose centre is the conjoined Hog, Snake, and Dove (Ignorance, Anger, and Lust), and whose compartments are all the heavens and hells, and all the chances of human life."
Author: Rudyard Kipling
41. "An iceberg is water striving to be land; a mountain, especially a Himalaya, especially Everest, is land's attempt to metamorphose into sky; it is grounded in flight, the earth mutated--nearly--into air, and become, in the true sense, exalted. Long before she ever encountered the mountain, Allie was aware of its brooding presence in her soul."
Author: Salman Rushdie
42. "I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book."
Author: Sara Paretsky
43. "I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons."
Author: Stephen King
44. "I was never comfortable with the risk of climbing in the Himalayas, or the amount of time in idleness that is involved in the Everest expedition."
Author: Steve Fossett
45. "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."
Author: Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar
46. "The severest test of character is not so much the ability to keep a secret as it is, when the secret is finally out, to refrain from disclosing that you knew it all along."
Author: Sydney J. Harris
47. "I have climbed Everest from the Nepal route and the China route. The other routes are too hard for me. So I don't think I can climb Everest again."
Author: Tamae Watanabe
48. "In practice we always base our preparations against an enemy on the assumption that his plans are good; indeed, it is right to rest our hopes not on a belief in his blunders, but on the soundness of our provisions. Nor ought we to believe that there is much difference between man and man, but to think that the superiority lies with him who is reared in the severest school."
Author: Thucydides
49. "I wake up feeling like I spent the last three days in a massage parlor. My muscles are relaxed, and I feel refreshed, like I could climb Mount Everest or build an ark or cure the world of minivans."
Author: Victoria Scott
50. "Lest others should attempt the ascent of this terrible climb and perish, they swore themselves to secrecy (telling only enough people to ensure the perpetuation of their epic) and went off to try Everest instead."
Author: Whipplesnaith

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