“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one — one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

Heraclitus

“When climbing outdoors, the beauty of movement is very important for me. Very often I can find it on some rocks that a lot of people would think of as very crappy. But the beauty of movement is there, the interesting moves you need to really ponder about for hours, imagining the sequence and planning how to do it. Also very often a solid looking wall turns out to be very stupid from the climber's point of view.”

Adam Ondra

“This is a war. And this war will have a winner and it will have a loser. We are not here to fight the war. We are here to win it.”

General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir