If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Adventure runs on all sorts of whiskey.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
I’ve always wanted to skydive.
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
I have often been downcast but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary, I treat all the privations as amusing.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Rationalism is an adventure in the clarification of thought.
Sometimes an ember is all we need.
I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
The greatest journeys all start with a single step.
All my life the only thing I’ve been good at has been climbing and throwing myself off big things.
Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.
To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.
The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.
The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.
Adventure is worthwhile.