Studying the martial Way is like climbing a cliff: keep going forward without rest. Resting is not permissible because it causes recessions to old adages of achievement. Persevering day in, day out improves techniques, but resting one day causes lapses. This must be prevented.— Mas Oyama
Practical Cliff quotations
When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.
The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man's heart.
You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
The blues appealed to me, but so did rock.
The early rockabilly guitarists like Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore were just as important to me as the blues guitarists.
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.
Look at it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I'm not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!
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.
My father was a film-maker. He always said he wanted to go like Humphrey Jennings, the legendary director who stepped backwards over a cliff while framing a better shot.
It was at home I learned the little I know.
Schools always appeared to me like a prison, and never could I make up my mind to stay there, not even for four hours a day, when the sunshine was inviting, the sea smooth, and when it was joy to run about the cliffs in the free air, or to paddle in the water.
Where would you like to go, what would you really like to do with your life? See Istanbul, Port Said, Nairobi, Budapest. Write a book. Smoke too many cigarettes. Fall off a cliff but get caught in a tree halfway down. Get shot at a few times in a dark alley on a Morrocan midnight. Love a beautiful woman.
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.
In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis.
They'll just ask, "So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?"
When politics and religion are intermingled, a people is suffused with a sense of invulnerability, and gathering speed in their forward charge, they fail to see the cliff ahead of them
Living there [Horse Mesa] was like living in a natural cathedral.
Waking up every morning, you walked outside and looked down at the blue lake, then up at the sandstone cliffs--those awe-inspiring layers of red and yellow rock shaped over the millennia, with dozens of black-streaked crevices that temporarily became waterfalls after rainstorms.
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
One's mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing, and conceptual crystallizations break apart into deposits of gritty reason.
Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair.
.. or go into business. You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Moss is inconceivably strong. Moss eats stone; scarcely anything, in return, eats moss. Moss dines upon boulders, slowly but devastatingly, in a meal that lasts for centuries. Given enough time, a colony of moss can turn a cliff into gravel, and turn that gravel into topsoil.
Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break;
but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.
If Annabeth's mother was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, then why didn't Annabeth know better than to fall off a cliff?
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
The landscape everywhere, away from the river, is of rock - cliffs of rock;
plateaus of rock; terraces of rock; crags of rock - ten thousand strangely carved forms.
Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
Love is scary, like anything else, whether you're falling in love, whether you're discovering love in something else...if you're really going to jump off the cliff, when you meet somebody that you love you're going to jump off that cliff, you've got to give them everything. And when you have a kid, it's on a much greater level.
If you raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, you'll do nothing to address the debt and the deficit. And the thing you might do is you might finally put this economy over another cliff. These millionaires and billionaires are the folks that try to create jobs and help grow the economy.
The way up is a staircase. The way down is a cliff.
I want my body to help fertilize the growth of a cactus or cliff rose or sagebrush or tree.
We think a flower on a cliff is beautiful Because we stop our feet at the cliff's edge Unable to step out into the sky Like that fearless flower --Sosuke Aizen,Flower on the Precipice
Women don't want all that. Women just want a partner who is considerate and attentive, who will spoon with them while reciting Keats, and feed them organic yogurt by candlelight on a seaside cliff at sunset.
Each time I saw a cliff, I wondered whether I could free solo it.
My life shaped itself around the understanding that falling means I die. To break the paradigm I had to empty out my essence, rummaging for fundamentals I thought were gone forever.
These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.
...Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers.
At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos.
There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover.