STATUS QUOtes — 20240424

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“No person is good by chance. Virtue is something which must be learned.” — Seneca

“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.” — Haruki Murakami

“In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty.” — Robert M. Pirsig

“If truth is beauty, then how come no one has their hair done in a library?” — Lily Tomlin

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20180202

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” — Robert M. Pirsig

“The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“They think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results.” — Jeff Bezos

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” — Sam Ewing

 
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Half Dome Photo with Quote – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 218

Robert M. Pirsig quote about what each brings to the hiking experience

“The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there..” – Robert M. Pirsig

Photographof Half Dome from Setinel Dome
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The reason this quote resonates with me is that when I speak of hiking, especially if it involves going uphill on a mountain, some of my friends look at me as though I have three eyes. They can’t seem to grasp why I would want to work that hard to get to the mountain top. Of course this is their prerogative. They don’t have to appreciate how I feel when I get to the top of the peak and look out over a vast panorama that strikes like a bolt of awe straight into my being.

It isn’t just the hike to the top that motivates me. It is the miracles one can find along the way! If you don’t like the outdoors and nature and you don’t have a calm, awe inspired attitude when walking in the woods, or watching birds or other experiences nature offers, then climbing a mountain may not provide the same astonishment and wonder it brings to others.

You have to bring that sense of adventure, wonder and deep appreciation with you as you climb and that is what helps to keep your feet moving as you hike.

 
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