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

I only have so much energy, so something had to go. This is why, at the end of the day, I've preserved my sanity for the children and also manage to do my best at work.

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.

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

 image quote by Edmund Hillary

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

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.

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

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

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

Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity.

Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.

If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything.

It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed.

 image quote by Ernest Rutherford

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important.

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

If you have a little extra parking, I err on the side of getting rid of it in favor of having some more greenery.

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

When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives -- one is so very small -- but that is the satisfaction of writing -- one can impersonate so many people.

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.

I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I didn't like having my picture taken. I was tall and had braces and felt ugly.

Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth.

If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.

It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it.

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.

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.

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

All my album artwork is body painting.

We don't want to deal with a separatist party.

I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.

My grandma was a very traditional woman but, at the same time, would want me to have kids.

After all my probing into the human brain, I should still be aware of mysteries and come up with them myself.

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.

If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.

I've done a lot of that kind of work before, anyway, and I was in good hands.

It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories.

For example, there is no sense in sending a picture book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books.

When you are reading, someone has done a lot of work on your behalf, someone has had ideas and has then written and corrected and improved them so that they can be shared.

When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me.

When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss.

By the time ordinary life asserted itself once more, I would feel I had already lived for a while in some other lifetime, that I had even taken over someone else's life.

We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that.

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

When Jesus calls his disciples 'brothers' and 'friends', he is contradicting general Jewish usage and breaking through into a new concept of brotherhood which is not tribal, but open to any person.

It is a little weird now, going over to Heath's place.

It's like, 'Hi Heath, hi Nomes.' Very strange!

That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.

Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.

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.

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.

Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete.

You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses