Words on Mountains...
never conquer a mountain.
You stand on the summit a few moments.
Then the wind blows your footprints away.
(Source: Arlene Blum, Annapurna, 1980)
Climbing is almost an unconscious act for me.
I don't have to drive myself, I'm already driven.
(Source: Stacy Allison, with Peter Carlin, Beyond the Limits,
Nothing puts things in perspective
As quickly as a mountain.
(Source: Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time, 1951)
When you are a child of the mountains yourself, you really
belong to them.
You need them. They become the faithful guardians of your
If you cannot dwell on their lofty heights all your life
Then if you are in trouble, you want at least to look at them.
(Source: Maria Augusta Trapp, Story of the Trapp Family,
The New Beacon Book of Quotations By Women -- Rosalie