“If you think you’re a good alpinist then you’ve got to climb hard routes on hard mountains. Unless it’s really hard why would you fucking bother?” – Athol Whimp

“La contrainte. C’est qui te fait vivre. Si c’est confortable… tu passe à côté toute ce destiné qui était destinée à toi” – Nico Favresse

“As with a man making a second marriage, hope triumphed over experience” – HW Tilman

“Truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder – the Man knows, and can look on without a wink” – Joseph Conrad

“We hawk the anomalous, peddle the strange. Merchants of astonishment” – Clifford Geertz

“I know nothing except the fact of my own ignorance” – Diogenes

“Keep your alms, just spare me from your dogs” – Pashto proverb

“There are few treasures of more lasting worth than the experiences of a way of life that is in itself wholly satisfying. Such, after all, are the only possessions of which no fate, no cosmic catastrophe can deprive us; nothing can alter the fact if for one moment in eternity we have really lived.” – Eric Shipton

“Thalassa! Thalassa!” – Xenephon’s 10,000

“We knew that the time had come for us to be brave, so that we might continue to believe that we were, even if we should face the worst” – Andrew Exum

“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” – TE Lawrence

“It is the shift from deadliness to normal family life that is the strangest” – Ernest Hemingway

“What means all this?” – Marcus Aurelius

“All Faith is false, all Faith is true: Truth is the shattered mirror strown
In myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own.” – Richard F. Burton

عاشر القوم أربعين يوماً. فإما صرت منهم وإما رحلت عنهم – Arabic Proverb

“Cogitum ergo armatum sum” – Davo


2 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to make things comprehensible, require the medium of theories, mythologies, and lies. – Hermann Hesse

    • Sure. We see our world through a myriad of subjectivities which might be true, false, both true and false, and/or true to us but false to others. I’m an anthropologist so I can’t tell you much about the extent to which psychology is based on lies. Thanks for your comment 😀

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