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I can't climb very seriously now but I was a bit of a freak. ...
by Robin Day

I can't climb very seriously now but I was a bit of a freak.
- Robin Day

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

We used to get published a lot.
And there was this vodka advertisement...
it embarrassed me a lot afterwards.
- Robin Day

But I think it's important that things endure.
- Robin Day

 

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

Commerce is against morality.
Morality is going to lose every time.
- Robin Day

I'm pretty much a vegetarian.
- Robin Day

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No one ever contributed anything to my designs.
- Robin Day

I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials.
To be up close to real things like rain and mud;
to have contact with nature.
- Robin Day

I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time
in the arctic and places.
- Robin Day

Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that
you have to keep changing things and get something new.
I think that's balls - evil.
But obviously that's your livelihood.
- Robin Day

Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair.
- Robin Day

I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well;
they should function.
- Robin Day

Well, I'd probably go for any work I could get.
- Robin Day

You've got to build a career and a practice.
- Robin Day

I'm not against vodka - they just asked us.
They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka,
which of course wasn't true.
- Robin Day

I think and hope there are far more people aware of
the need to look after our future.
- Robin Day

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources.
Architects and designers have, I think,
a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials,
and making things durable.
- Robin Day

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

We climb the steps to nowhere - always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage,
or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb,
with great labor, and incessant anxiety,
but never reach the top.
- Robert Browning

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea.
If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do,
he drowns.
- Joseph Conrad

A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence,
but doesn't climb over it.
- Arthur Baer

In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building
because of its shape and architecture.
- Alain Robert

Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman
in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
- Gertrude Stein

I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
- Sara Paretsky

If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder,
I shall decline the invitation.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Spiderman can climb walls and he's got a cool outfit.
- Rhona Mitra

If I know I make this much trouble, I never climb Everest.
- Tenzing Norgay

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day,
the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again,
to retrace one's steps to the upper air -
there's the rub,
the task.
- Virgil

And still I'm not completely happy with my skating.
I always feel I can do more and climb higher.
- Oksana Baiul

When preparing to climb a mountain -
pack a light heart.
- Dan May

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans,
finding our failures were successes.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate,
I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my
ear closer to the wireless speaker.
- Seamus Heaney

Obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Easier to climb up, than to just hang on.
- Ronald Harwood

My career has been a gradual climb.
I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity.
- Lenny Kravitz

How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan,
You Jane, and make a million?
- Johnny Weissmuller

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new.
This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb,
and to seek the mountain view.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I'm trying to climb up both walls at once.
- Charles Olson

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds
not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder,
but a hatred of all injury.
- George Eliot

Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep
where Fame's proud temple shines afar?
- James Beattie

When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine

In my case, Pilgrim's Progress consisted
in my having to climb down a thousand ladders
until I could reach out my hand
to the little clod of earth that I am.
- Carl Jung

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.
Behind me and before me is God, and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller

It is my desire to be a great writer.
I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
- Guy Johnson

If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain,
or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity,
I would always be keen to do it.
I loved the countryside.
- Roger Bannister

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there.
Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long,
slow climb and self-discipline.
- Helen Hayes

Always continue the climb.
It is possible for you to do whatever you choose,
if you first get to know who you are and are willing
to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I'm not afraid of heights.
I rock climb.
I can repel off the side of a building.
- Kate Hudson

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
- Andrew Carnegie

Wanting to take a light camera with me when I climb
or do mountain runs has kept me using exclusively 35 mm.
- Galen Rowell

No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
- John Morley

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall.
Then I climb the tree and shake each limb,
and then each branch and then each twig,
and then I look under each leaf.
- Martin Luther

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out;
it's the pebble in your shoe.
- Muhammad Ali

When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and
play the organ at my own funeral!
- Rick Wakeman

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
- Thomas Fuller

We didn't know if the rover could climb up or down the hills of the crater.
- Steven Squyres

I am confirmed in my division of human energies.
Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
- Julia Ward Howe

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
- Zig Ziglar

You climb to reach the summit, but once there,
discover that all roads lead down.
- Stanislaw Lem


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