Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

This Saturday, April 25, is the annual One Day Hike. I’m doing the 50K (31.1 miles) version for the 4th time. And with far less training than previously.

Let’s do some dirty quotes and get inspired.


‘It is not the mountain we conquer, it is ourselves.’ – Edmund Hillary

Conquer the mountain


‘I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.’ – Rosalia de Castro

See your path


‘Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.’ – Anonymous



‘One step at a time is good walking.’ – Chinese Proverb

Good Walking


‘Walking is a man’s best medicine.’ – Hippocrates

Best Medicine


Walk it off!


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Five Random Quotes: Dog Edition

‘If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.’ – Will Rogers

Will Rogers


‘My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.’ – Unknown


‘Happiness is a warm puppy.’ – Charles M. Schulz



‘If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.’ – Phil Pastoret


‘No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.’ – Christopher Morley




‘Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx


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In honor of my upcoming 50 kilometer One Day Hike along the C & O Canal Towpath, let’s enjoy a few quotes.


‘In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.’ – John Muir


‘Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.’ – Steven Wright



‘Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson


‘A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.’ – O.A. Battista



‘Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.’ – T.S. Eliot



‘Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week. For 93 percent of all trips outside the home, for whatever distance or whatever purpose, Americans now get in a car. On average, the total walking of an American these days – that’s walking of all types: from car to office, from office to car, around the supermarket and shopping malls – adds up to 1.4 miles a week…That’s ridiculous.’ – Bill Bryson from A Walk In The Woods





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‘There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.’ – Bill Veeck

The baseball/softball season is just around the corner! Let’s get off to a good start this year with some baseball themed quotes:

‘Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.’ – Babe Ruth

‘Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.’ – Bob Feller

‘I’ve never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.’ –  Leo Durocher

‘Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.’ – Mike Royko
‘A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.’ – Earl Wilson
Bonus for Mariners fans!
‘Get out the rye bread and mustard grandma, cause it’s GRAND SALAMI TIME!’ – Dave Neihaus (RIP)



‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over.’ –  Yogi Berra
But this post is.

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Five Random Quotes: Election

‘I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!’ ― Will Rodgers

With all the Election Day hubbub, let’s have a peek at some quotes that may stir you up, motivate or just plain make you angry. Happy voting.

‘A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.’ ― James Freeman Clarke

‘Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.’ ― Abraham Lincoln

‘The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.’ ― Winston Churchill

‘A vote is like a rifle: it’s usefulness depends on the character of the user.’ ― Theodore Roosevelt

‘The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.’ ― P.J. O’ Rourke


‘A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.’ ― Bill Vaughan


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I am not afraid…I was born to do this. – Joan of Arc



Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! – Dr. Seuss

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. – James Russell Lowell

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. – Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot


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Let’s lead off our exploration of truth with a little nugget from Stephen Colbert ‘I can’t prove it, but I can say it.


Speak the truth, but leave immediately afterward. – Slovenian Proverb

Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it. – Andre Gide

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. – Edward R. Murrow

It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar. – Jerome K. Jerome

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth. – George Bernard Shaw


If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

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