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Quotes
butter_fingers
30-Nov-2004
10:33:56 AM
Understand the freedom from the conformity of styles.
Free yourself by observing closely what you normally practice.
Do not condemn or approve, merely observe.

When you are uninfluenced, when you die to the conditioning of classical responses, then you will know awareness and see things totally afresh, totally new.

Awareness has no frontier; it is giving of your whole being, without exclusion.

Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, s/he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, of relationships to [other people]. S/he then becomes a slave to the pattern and takes the pattern to be the real thing.

Above quotes by Bruce Lee.
butter_fingers
30-Nov-2004
10:35:09 AM
The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Half-way cultivation leads to ornamentation.
-Bruce Lee
butter_fingers
30-Nov-2004
10:38:06 AM
It is not difficult to trim and hack off the non-essentials in outward physical structures however, to minimise inwardly is another matter.

===

To become different from what we are, we must first have some awareness of what we are.

==
My two favourite quotes, give you three guesses where they came from, but the first two guesses don't count.
gfdonc
2-Dec-2004
12:03:27 PM
Overheard last night at the gym: two women climbers talking together about which route to do next:
"How about that one over there"
"I've heard it's a ball-breaker"
"Well neither of us has any balls, so we should be OK"

neats
2-Dec-2004
1:18:42 PM
Did you really hear that at the gym last night Steve, or did you just think of it??!!

Rich
2-Dec-2004
1:21:39 PM
hey it's funny, does it matter? ;-)
gfdonc
2-Dec-2004
5:12:31 PM
On 2/12/2004 neats wrote:
>Did you really hear that at the gym last night Steve, or did you just think
>of it??!!

Yes Neats I really really really truly did hear it.
I can even name one of the names if it comes to that. Or maybe just drop enough hints for the well-connected Chockstoners to work it out.


IdratherbeclimbingM9
13-Dec-2004
5:31:30 PM
~"Climbing was still very much an activity requiring extreme commitment and guts."
(snip)
Donn Groom was a climber of such outstanding ability that some of his routes like East Barney, Clemency, Flameout, and the freeing of East Crookneck still command respect over 3 decades after their first ascent. The cool head and emotional control useful on such climbs is, as yet, still unpurchaseable in any store!"~
Robert Staszewski 08/12/04
(Source Qurank)

nmonteith
13-Dec-2004
7:12:10 PM
My mom climbed with Don Groom in the early 60s!
gfdonc
13-Dec-2004
10:03:52 PM
Aha! Neil Monteith, now identified as the love child of some distant but famed 60's Qld climbers, whose boldness genes were forever lost in the intricate mixing of LSD-laced DNA, leading to the man we know today as the face (and drill) of Safer Cliffs.
(or some similar organisation but strangely unrelated to anything appearing within the domain-space of Chockstone..)
BA
14-Dec-2004
1:53:26 PM
Clearly there is some American DNA in there as well ... "mom" indeed! Whatever to the good old Aussie "mum"?
Dave C
16-Dec-2004
10:41:27 AM
On 15/12/2004 kent wrote:
>"Climbers spend countless hours debating style in an attempt to establish
>a social pecking order, and honestly it reminds me of the reasons I did
>not like high school."


Sounds like he's come across the stupid top-roping debates on UKClimbing! They happen almost weekly on there and are the most pointless threads going. Excellent quote!
BA
16-Dec-2004
1:05:45 PM
Speaking of Tommy Caldwell ... This is a quote from the caption under the picture of him on page 48 in CLIMBING #234.

"Caldwell on the fifth and last pitch (5.12d) of the lower dihedrals. After this, the next ten pitches of the Dihedral Wall are 5.13b (8a) or harder, save one 5.12d pitch, an offwidth flare."

5.12d = 27

5.13b = 29

The sound you heard was my jaw hitting the ground at great speed .... thud!!

Also in the same mag is an article from someone called Greg R Pritchard and the Grampians (I remember them, I think).

climbau
16-Dec-2004
5:33:57 PM
"Excuses are like bumholes, we all have one, and they all stink!"
Heard at a local crag when one climber was giving "reasons" for not climbing as well as they felt they should have.

Kris
17-Dec-2004
10:48:10 AM
"It wasn't that I was getting stronger, it was just that everyone else was getting fatter and weaker"

Pommy climber overheard at Cliffhanger
andrew coe
17-Dec-2004
1:38:40 PM
"I don't get pumped, I don't understand what people are talking about when they say they're pumped"

Zac Vertrees circa late 90's early naughties

IdratherbeclimbingM9
31-Dec-2004
3:00:50 PM
Regarding the recent tsunamis;

~"We have never experienced anything like this before," Briton Ken Babb told AFP. "This is not an adventure. This is a disaster."~

dalai
21-Jan-2005
9:53:47 AM
On 20/01/2005 cheesehead wrote: in the Gear lust Belay Biner? topic

>Hijack - (Mike, you ought to frisk us for weapons of mass distraction
>when we board the chockstone astrolounge)

Quality Cheesehead - Would have to be one of the funniest lines ever posted on Chockstone!

Nick Kaz
4-Feb-2005
1:57:00 PM
"If there is one thing that thirty years of climbing has taught me it is this: never pack your lunch in the bottom of your rucksack, especially if you like to eat bananas."-Greg Child.

sabu
4-Feb-2005
11:09:30 PM
*nothing to do with climbing* but heres my version of a Ghadi quote: "an eye for an eye makes the world go blind - so take a leg insted or do the job properly!"

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