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He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff,
by Ruth Park

He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff,
so what? Always a risk-taker by nature,
now I became one by intent.
- Ruth Park

The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do.
There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient.
But in real and lasting writing the character is.
- Ruth Park

Writing is a passion I have never understood,
yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
- Ruth Park

In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn't come back in.
This was not a spectacular event.
The sea did not roll up like a scroll,
like the sky in Revelations.
It quietly withdrew.
- Ruth Park

 

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

The higher one climbs the lonelier one is.
- Mary Barnett Gilson

It's the journey toward doing these harder climbs that
really gives value to the whole activity of climbing.
- Alex Lowe

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I'm just a pack mule.
I've played leads and I've played character roles.
Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs,
the leads thin.
- Marcia Gay Harden

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit,
He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
- Walter Scott

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he
performs above the heads of his audience,
the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find,
O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain,
is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into
the minds of ordinary men.
- Jacob Bronowski

For a traveler going from any place toward the north,
that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher,
while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and
climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond de Goncourt

The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder,
the more they will grant others their own freedom,
and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
- Paul Twitchell

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs
but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
- George S. Patton

Creative people who can't help but explore other mental
territories are at greater risk,
just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk
than someone who just walks along a village lane.
- R. D. Laing

At least 50 times.
I've jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car.
I've been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.
- Dennis Rodman

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over...
is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all.
You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff,
and take chances.
- Patrick Warburton

I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be
in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.
- Jim Otto

We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred
ground for the shots coming up the cliff.
- Christopher Atkins

I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics.
I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.
- Martin Sheen

There's lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay.
Which suggests that he is, but he's not.
Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.
- Johnny Vegas

Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try
out the character for seven episodes.
Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
- John Ratzenberger

When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses,
and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff.
- Chaka Khan

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things,
blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings,
and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
- Sara Teasdale

Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she
once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
- Sara Paretsky

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building
your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

I'm off to sit on a cliff.
- Nik Kershaw

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car.
If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
- Rita Mae Brown

I started improvising the Cliff character,
based on someone I grew up with.
- John Ratzenberger

I involve myself in an organisation called Tear Fund.
- Cliff Richard

It must be able to assist in devising the method of
solution of problems and not merely solve them.
- Cliff Shaw

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
- Cliff Fadiman

I got fed up with being in bands.
I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band,
doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy.
- Cliff Martinez

I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere,
to support each other, to support the needy in those areas,
and that is the thing that I find is a great plus.
- Cliff Richard

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the
book than you did before;
you see more in you than there was before.
- Cliff Fadiman

When I became a Christian my confidence grew.
- Cliff Richard

You don't burn out from going too fast.
You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.
- Cliff Burton

If I'm going to represent God I have to do it the best I can.
- Cliff Richard

It's important to put all I have into my career.
- Cliff Richard

I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV.
If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction.
That's what the American people called for in November,
and that's what we intend to deliver.
- Barack Obama

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation
of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the
Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.
- Cliff Stearns

Someone recommended that I read the Bible,
and it was then I discovered that I knew nothing about it.
- Cliff Richard

It is important to have a circle of Christians friends,
which I do have.
- Cliff Richard

The Spy Act prohibits keystroke logging,
hijacking, and phishing.
- Cliff Stearns

Why should we change onstage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy,
it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way.
- Cliff Burton

The more I read my Bible the more I veered away from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
- Cliff Richard

Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement
did not just begin on September 11,
2001.
- Cliff Stearns

So I will go as far as I can into rock and roll carrying my Christian banner.
- Cliff Richard

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion
is interesting or helpful or amusing.
- Cliff Fadiman

When you're out there with thousands of people it's
probably better to have a bigger show to look at,
and it turned out really well and they videoed it for me.
- Cliff Richard

Control your life through insanity.
- Cliff Burton

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

U.S.
economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability
of a reliable and affordable supply of energy.
- Cliff Stearns

Our industry is full of all sorts of eccentricities
and one of them is owning property.
- Cliff Richard

We are the biggest donor to the United Nations,
contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget
and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
- Cliff Stearns

It's the business I'm in, I can't say that signing
things is the favourite part of my career but you know
that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved.
- Cliff Richard

About two months ago I finished a gospel tour.
- Cliff Richard

To live is to die.
- Cliff Burton

The British regulatory system was revised,
so that bigger profits were encouraged,
which removed the option of big spending on programming.
Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands
either left or were fired for being too expensive.
- Lee Child

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
- Cliff Fadiman

Celebrities meet a lot of people and we just can't
maintain them all in our fuddled brains.
- Cliff Richard

There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths,
and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
- Cliff Fadiman

Perhaps these Ten Commandments cases will be the turning
point in the legal war against religion.
- Cliff Stearns

When you use music to worship you are not attempting to entertain.
- Cliff Richard

Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after
the London Thursday terrorist bombing.
- Cliff Stearns

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first,
then separate and drift, through all the earth and
perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea,
something of me.
A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought,
a ton of worms, I believe it.
- Samuel Beckett

But Jesus changes your attitude towards yourself and towards other people.
- Cliff Richard

And, of course, Barbados is the other place where I like to be.
- Cliff Richard


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