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Mount Everest Quotes By Edmund Hillary

I think the whole attitude towards climbing Mount Everest has become rather horrifying. The people just want to get to the top. They don't give a damn for anybody else who may be in distress and it doesn't impress me at all that they leave someone lying under a rock to die. — Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest Quotes By Al McGuire

I tell the players that they can't relive any day in their lives and that they can't relive the minutes of a game, so they should make a great effort, a Mount Everest type effort, to live up to their potential. Success is a communal type thing, and if we win, then everyone can be considered successful and we can move uptown together. — Al McGuire

Mount Everest Quotes By Paula Cole

People have become less discriminating listeners, which is tragic, really. There's a lot of emperor's new clothes out there, whether they're female or male solo acts. That bothers me. It's hard to break through, and it's like climbing Mount Everest if you actually do. — Paula Cole

Mount Everest Quotes By Karen Marie Moning

How will we get back up?" I worried. "I have a different route in mind for our return trip." "Does it involve stairs?" I asked hopefully. "No." "Of course not. How silly of me. And for our return adventure we will be scaling the side of Mount Everest, hiking boots to be provided by our trusty sponsor, Barrons Books and Baubles. — Karen Marie Moning

Mount Everest Quotes By Alan Huffman

Most of the planet's terrestrial surfaces are visually accessible through video cameras and satellite imagery, if not physically within reach. Even the approaches to Mount Everest are now littered with human debris. One can drive to Timbuktu, which for centuries was synonymous with inaccessibility. — Alan Huffman

Mount Everest Quotes By Mike Mullane

We were like the Mount Everest climbers stepping over frozen corpses from prior climbing disasters in our quest for the summit. Like those climbers, we were motivated by a fear far greater than death - the fear of not reaching the top. — Mike Mullane

Mount Everest Quotes By Ron Moody

There are names like Savoy Hotel, Caruso, Shangri-La, Pavlove, Mount Everest and the Treorchy Male Choir that just hang up there as peaks of excellence - perfect things that we simply take for granted as symbols of greatness. So imagine how delighted and honoured I am to join with all the other small peaks in congratulating the Choir of Choirs on its anniversary. In admiration, since I was a boy! — Ron Moody

Mount Everest Quotes By Linda Howard

I told you, we haven't had sex! It was just a kiss. Like the Viper was just a car, and Mount
Everest was just a hill. — Linda Howard

Mount Everest Quotes By Edmund Hillary

No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time. — Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest Quotes By David Eagleman

The first (and so far only) blind person to climb Mount Everest. Today he climbs with a grid of over six hundred tiny electrodes in his mouth, called the BrainPort.30 — David Eagleman

Mount Everest Quotes By Jacqueline Susann

She was climbing Mount Everest and the air was invigorating and wonderful. Even if every second verged on crisis, this was part of living - not just watching from the sidelines. — Jacqueline Susann

Mount Everest Quotes By Alan Rickman

A lot of the time I hate the theater. You think, 'I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.' Oh, the theater is a scary place to be. — Alan Rickman

Mount Everest Quotes By Tenzing Norgay

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame. — Tenzing Norgay

Mount Everest Quotes By Victoria Scott

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. — Victoria Scott

Mount Everest Quotes By Raha Moharrak

I wanted something different; I wanted something that challenged me and that pushed me further. Then this idea of climbing Mount Everest came to my mind. It stuck in my head for days. Someone told me I couldn't do it, and that really annoyed me. — Raha Moharrak

Mount Everest Quotes By Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

We have scaled the heights of Mount Everest, dominated the Southeast Asian games, we have won international beauty titles, and of course punched our way to triumph in the boxing world. Our people compete and win every day in every imaginable job throughout the world. — Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Mount Everest Quotes By George Leigh Mallory

The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. — George Leigh Mallory

Mount Everest Quotes By Friedrich Max Muller

The true history of the world must always be the history of the few; and as we measure the Himalaya by the height of Mount Everest, we must take the true measure of India from the poets of the Veda, the sages of the Upanishads, the founders of the Vedanta and Sankhya philosophies, and the authors of the oldest law-books, and not from the millions who are born and die in their villages, and who have never for one moment been roused out of their drowsy dream of life. — Friedrich Max Muller

Mount Everest Quotes By John F. Kennedy

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said Because it is there. Well, space is there, and were going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. — John F. Kennedy

Mount Everest Quotes By Roger Horchow

My friend Dick Bass (now in his 70s) has travelled far and wide and had many adventures. His achievements include being the first person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents, as well as being the oldest person (by five years) to climb Mount Everest (at the age of 55.) He once told me a story of a plane ride, on which he sat next to a nice man who listened to him go on about the treacherous peaks of Everest and McKinley, the time he almost died in the Himalayas, and his upcoming plan to reclimb Everest. Just before the plane landed, Bass turned to the man sitting next to him and said, 'After all this, I don't think I've introduced myself. My name is Dick Bass.' The man shook his hand, and responded, 'Hi, I'm Neil Armstrong. — Roger Horchow

Mount Everest Quotes By Ari Fleischer

There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest. — Ari Fleischer

Mount Everest Quotes By Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time because you've grown all you are going to grow ... but I'm still growing! — Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest Quotes By Jeaniene Frost

I think Mount Everest is gorgeous, too, but that doesn't mean I have any intention of trying to climb it — Jeaniene Frost

Mount Everest Quotes By Brian Dickinson

Whether your mountain is a literal one or not, I believe that God has put each of us on this planet to live a life that is beyond imagination. I don't recommend the death zone for everyone, but I do recommend that whatever spot you find yourself in, you discover and climb your personal Mount Everest. — Brian Dickinson

Mount Everest Quotes By Amy Johnson

Had I been a man I might have explored the Poles or climbed Mount Everest, but as it was my spirit found outlet in the air ... — Amy Johnson

Mount Everest Quotes By Gary Johnson

I was on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday. The question was, 'You're on the torture rack, they're going to kill you, who are you going to vote for? Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama? I said, 'Look, I've climbed Mount Everest. I know how to do what it takes. Take this to the bank: I would rather die.' — Gary Johnson

Mount Everest Quotes By Harper Lee

Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there. — Harper Lee

Mount Everest Quotes By Tarquin Hall

These included the top of Mount Everest and up the chief's rear passage. — Tarquin Hall

Mount Everest Quotes By George Mitchell

There were no aisles, so to get to the empty cot I had to climb over other senators. The first was Ted Kennedy. He was a big man, and at that moment he looked to me like Mount Everest. — George Mitchell

Mount Everest Quotes By Stephen King

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. — Stephen King

Mount Everest Quotes By George Leigh Mallory

Because it is there [famous explanation for wanting to climb Mount Everest]. — George Leigh Mallory

Mount Everest Quotes By George Mallory

People ask me, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is of no use.'There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behaviour of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron ... If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for. — George Mallory

Mount Everest Quotes By Jon Krakauer

But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest, I just couldn't summon the energy to care. — Jon Krakauer

Mount Everest Quotes By Yuval Noah Harari

Climbing Mount Everest is more satisfying than standing at the top; flirting and foreplay are more exciting than having an orgasm; and conducting groundbreaking lab experiments is more interesting than receiving praise and prizes. — Yuval Noah Harari

Mount Everest Quotes By Lewis Pugh

Mount Everest is a very spiritual place, it's a beautiful mountain. — Lewis Pugh

Mount Everest Quotes By Sherman Alexie

I hate this little town. It's so small, too small. Everything about it is small. The people here have small ideas, small dreams; they all want to marry each other and live here forever.'
'What do you want to do?' I asked.
'I want to leave as soon as I can. I think I was born with a suitcase.'
'Where do you want to go?' I asked.
'Everywhere. I want to walk on the Great Wall of China, I want to walk to the top of the pyramids in Egypt, I want to swim in every ocean, I want to climb Mount Everest, I want to go on an African safari, I want to ride a dog sled in Antarctica. I want all of it; every single piece of everything. — Sherman Alexie

Mount Everest Quotes By Kristin Hannah

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. — Kristin Hannah

Mount Everest Quotes By Aldous Huxley

People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly! — Aldous Huxley

Mount Everest Quotes By Chris McCormack

You don't play triathlon. You play soccer; it's fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It's the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that? — Chris McCormack

Mount Everest Quotes By Christopher Abts

Most people would not attempt to climb Mount Everest on their own. Typically, climbers will look toward Sherpas, who have served as guides for generations in Nepal, high in the Himalayas. They help climbers prepare and show them along the routes that will get them to the top. They are seasoned and know every details of the trails. But your guide is even more essentail if you are to make it back down safely. Coming down the mountain can be the most perilous part. You're tired. Your defenses are down. You may very well fall at the critical moment. You need that guide. As you approach retirement, you are moving to a different phase of life. You are descending the mountain. — Christopher Abts

Mount Everest Quotes By Gordon Korman

fact, it's just crazy enough to be the kind of thing that actually happens in your family. A regular hiding place isn't good enough for you Froot Loops; you have to use Mount Everest! — Gordon Korman

Mount Everest Quotes By Zig Ziglar

People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. — Zig Ziglar

Mount Everest Quotes By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Mount Everest Quotes By George R R Martin

Start with short stories. After all, if you were taking up rock climbing, you wouldn't start with Mount Everest. So if you're starting fantasy, don't start with a nine-book series. — George R R Martin

Mount Everest Quotes By Dr. Seuss

I still climb Mount Everest just as often as I used to. I play polo just as often as I used to. But to walk down to the hardware store I find a little bit more difficult — Dr. Seuss

Mount Everest Quotes By Yuichiro Miura

I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world's best feeling, although I'm totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well. — Yuichiro Miura

Mount Everest Quotes By Heidi Klum

Sure, climbing Mount Everest would be cool, but that's something I would now like to do as a family. Big experiences like that I don't want to have on my own anymore. I want to share them. — Heidi Klum

Mount Everest Quotes By Zig Ziglar

There was joy in getting his blood pressure down ... joy in climbing Mount Everest ... joy in reaching the summits of six more of the world's highest mountains ... joy in building a profitable company providing houses that people could turn into homes ... joy in learning to fly. But he will also tell you there has been no joy as great as giving from what God has blessed him with so that he might bless and serve others. That's the true and ultimate purpose of setting and reaching goals. — Zig Ziglar

Mount Everest Quotes By G. Harry Stine

Market studies suggest space tourism-a rubbernecker's trip to earth orbit-is likely to draw 50,000 passengers a year if the ticket can be pushed below $25,000. That's what tens of thousands of people spend each year on competing trips, such as round-the-world cruises on luxury liners and adventure tours to Antarctica or Mount Everest. — G. Harry Stine

Mount Everest Quotes By Colin Wilson

The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting that you cannot see the mountain. — Colin Wilson

Mount Everest Quotes By Tenzing Norgay

I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life. — Tenzing Norgay

Mount Everest Quotes By Peak

the only thing you'll find at the summit of mount everest is a divine view, the things that really matter lie far below it — Peak

Mount Everest Quotes By 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

Mount Everest Quotes By Carmen Ambrosio

I was inspired to write (Life Continues) to tell people dealing with MS or any other illness that if opening your eyes, or getting out of bed, or holding a spoon, or combing your hair is the daunting Mount Everest you climb today, that is okay. — Carmen Ambrosio

Mount Everest Quotes By Sherrilyn Kenyon

It wasn't a gun wound. I just fell. (Zarek) No offense, but you'd have to fall of Mount Everest to have those kinds of wounds. (Astrid) Yeah, maybe next time I'll remember to take my climbing gear with me. (Zarek) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mount Everest Quotes By Natalie Du Toit

Qualifying for the Olympic Games was one of those moments where you just cry because it was like you've climbed Mount Everest. — Natalie Du Toit

Mount Everest Quotes By Jacqueline Susann

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. — Jacqueline Susann

Mount Everest Quotes By Andy Hall

In comparison, Mount Everest, though 29,029 feet above sea level, rests on the 17,000-foot-high Tibetan plateau and rises just 12,000 feet from base to summit. A similar plateau boosts the Andes; without those geological booster seats, those peaks all would lie in Denali's shadow. — Andy Hall

Mount Everest Quotes By Edmund Hillary

Ever since the morning of May 29, 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and I became the first climbers to step onto the summit of Mount Everest, I've been called a great adventurer. — Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest Quotes By Lewis Thomas

We have dominated and overruled nature, and from now on the earth is ours, a kitchen garden until we learn to make our own chlorophyll and float it out in the sun inside plastic mebranes. We will build Scarsdale on Mount Everest. — Lewis Thomas

Mount Everest Quotes By Christy Turlington

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. — Christy Turlington

Mount Everest Quotes By Roger Bannister

It's amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the 4-minute mile. — Roger Bannister

Mount Everest Quotes By Ed Begley Jr.

People are overwhelmed looking up at the Mount Everest of environmental challenges that we face. But you put one foot in front of the other and you recognize that not everyone is Sir Edmund Hillary. — Ed Begley Jr.

Mount Everest Quotes By Dave Barry

Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case. — Dave Barry

Mount Everest Quotes By T.A. Loeffler

My Everest is not your Everest. Your Everest is not mine. We all have an Everest. Each of us. Sometimes the peak is literally Mount Everest but most times it lies deep within us, figuratively occupying a mountainous inner space. It calls us to rise up, to do what we formerly labeled as impossible, and to be who we deeply and desperately want to be. I know that I have found an Everest when my soul furiously pokes me repeatedly until I listen. Heeding this call to passionate adventure of any sort initiates a journey of intense immense proportion that changes every molecule of my being. — T.A. Loeffler

Mount Everest Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut

The Abominable Snowman has arrived," he said to Milo. "If I'm not as clean as most abominable snowmen are, it is because I was kidnapped as a child from the slopes of Mount Everest, and taken as a slave to a bordello in Rio de Janeiro, where I have been cleaning the unspeakably filthy toilets for the past fifty years. A visitor to our whipping room there screamed in a transport of agony and ecstasy that there was to be an arts festival in Midland City. I escaped down a rope of sheets taken from a reeking hamper. I have come to Midland City to have myself acknowledged, before I die, as the great artist I believe myself to be. — Kurt Vonnegut

Mount Everest Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

When I meet people who say - which they do all of the time - 'I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,' and so forth, I switch off quite early. — Christopher Hitchens

Mount Everest Quotes By Yuichiro Miura

After retiring, I was a little bored with nothing to do and got fat. I thought, if a 60-year-old metabolic fat man, after five years, can get to Mount Everest, that would be very exciting. — Yuichiro Miura

Mount Everest Quotes By Ada Yonath

I wanted to reveal how genetic code is translated into protein. I knew a great application could be for antibiotics, since half of the useful ones target the ribosomes, but I didn't believe I could contribute to it. It was like the next Mount Everest to conquer. It was my dream to contribute something to humanity. — Ada Yonath

Mount Everest Quotes By Jacqueline Susann

Alone on the summit of Mount Everest. — Jacqueline Susann

Mount Everest Quotes By Julie Powell

How much more interior can you get, after all, than the interior of bones? It's the center of the center of things. If marrow were a geological formation, it would be magma roiling under the earth's mantle. If it were a plant, it would be a delicate moss that grows only in the highest crags of Mount Everest, blooming with tiny white flowers for three days in the Nepalese spring. If it were a memory, it would be your first one, your most painful and repressed one, the one that has made you who you are. — Julie Powell

Mount Everest Quotes By Chico Xavier

Jesus Christ did not ask much from us, He did not demand that people climb Mount Everest or make great sacrifices. He just asked that we love one another. — Chico Xavier

Mount Everest Quotes By Pete Dye

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top. — Pete Dye

Mount Everest Quotes By Roland Smith

The only thing you'll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. — Roland Smith

Mount Everest Quotes By Douglas Hofstadter

We create an image of who we are inside our self. The image then becomes very deeply entrenched, and it becomes the thing that we attribute responsibility to - we say "I", "I" did this because "I" wanted to, because "I" am a good person or because "I" am a bad person. The loop is the fact that we represent our selves, our desires, hopes, dreads and dreams: it is the way in which we conceive of ourselves, rather than the way we conceive of Mount Everest or of a tree. And I say it exists entirely in the loop: the self is an hallucination hallucinated by an hallucination. — Douglas Hofstadter

Mount Everest Quotes By Chuck Palahniuk

Do you respect someone's right to challenge and discover their true potential?How is a gang-bang any different than risking your life to climb mount Everest? — Chuck Palahniuk

Mount Everest Quotes By George Leigh Mallory

Why climb Mount Everest? Because it's there. — George Leigh Mallory

Mount Everest Quotes By Gary Johnson

I climbed Mount Everest. I don't quit. — Gary Johnson

Mount Everest Quotes By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Mount Everest is about as tall as a mountain on Earth can grow before the lower rock layers succumb to their own plasticity under the mountain's weight. — Neil DeGrasse Tyson