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The best things in a man's life are often his hobbies, and if he will not take his hobbies seriously life will lose half its charm. And mountaineering is something more than a hobby... And so I make no apology for this attempt to trace the history of our noble sport. --Arnold Lunn, History of Skiing
It does not matter how long it takes to write a book. What matters is how good it is. --Otto Lang, A Bird of Passage
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. --Pablo Picasso
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. --Sydney J. Harris
Above all, try something. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however. --Richard Bach, Illusions
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
I keep six honest serving men.
They taught me all I knew.
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. --Bishop W. C. Magee
So what use does history serve? Ultimately, just one: It helps us to be more human. Subtract all analytic or pragmatic applications, and you are left with the story -- the essential narrative defining our place in time and in the stream of our culture. --Walt Crowley
You're starting none too soon to catch some of us while we're still around. We don't buy green bananas, you know! --John B. Woodward
Northwest ski pioneer
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