It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love.

You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time because you've grown all you are going to grow... but I'm still growing!

All of physics is either impossible or trivial.

It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial.

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.

 image quote by Edmund Hillary

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

If the going is tough and the pressure is on, If the reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight, then the quality to seek in the person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slack or rest.

One does not simply walk into Mordor.

While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn't the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.

I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

When we have found how the nucleus of atoms is built up we shall have found the greatest secret of all — except life. We shall have found the basis of everything — of the earth we walk on, of the air we breathe, of the sunshine, of our physical body itself, of everything in the world, however great or however small — except life.

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.

 image quote by Ernest Rutherford

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.

The sexual deviance - I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss that;

but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality.

I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant, so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like my comeback this Saturday. You need those big goals to drive you on.

Challenge is what makes men. It will be the end when men stop looking for new challenges.

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge.

Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.

New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape.

When women are able to live in a safe and secure environment, they can participate effectively in the economy and society. This helps overcome poverty, reduces inequalities and is beneficial for children's nutrition, health and school attendance. Every woman and girl has the right to live in safety in her home and community.

The explorers of the past were great men and we should honour them.

But let us not forget that their spirit lives on. It is still not hard to find a man who will adventure for the sake of a dream or one who will search, for the pleasure of searching, not for what he may find.

I have been seriously afraid at times but have used my fear as a stimulating factor rather than allowing it to paralyse me. My abilities have not been outstanding, but I have had sufficient strength and determination to meet my challenges and have usually managed to succeed with them.

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.

I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.

A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.

Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in.

An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.

You know, a few months ago, I made a terrible mistake.

I realized something, and instead of crushing the thought the moment it came I... I let it hang on, and now I know it to be true. And I'm afraid it's stuck in my head forever. These are the best days of our lives. It's a terrible thing to know, but I know it.

I have discovered that my freedom is within me, and nothing can destroy it.

It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies.

If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word... nothing actually happens.

There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life.

I have a saying 'train, don't strain.

' The Americans have the saying 'no pain, no gain' and that's why they have no distance running champions. They get down to the track with a stopwatch and flog their guts out thinking that it'll make them a champion, but they'll never make a champion that way.

They have a word in Finnish called sisu, which basically means guts.

It’s the strongest word in the Finnish language. You tell a Finn he doesn’t have sisu, that’s like spitting in his face.

The big-budget blockbuster is becoming one of the most dependable forms of filmmaking.

How hard it is to escape from places.

However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — like rags and shreds of your very life.

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Oh, impossible. Fancy cream puffs so soon after breakfast. The very idea made one shudder. All the same, two minutes later Jose and Laura were licking their fingers with that absorbed inward look that only comes from whipped cream.

No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.

The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.

Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress.

I adore Life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity. They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of Life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for Love.

I must confess it was very unexpected and I am very startled at my metamorphosis into a chemist.

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.

I don’t really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now.

The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It’s become very franchise driven and superhero driven.

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices.

Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.

I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur.

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.