quote by Edmund Hillary

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!

— Edmund Hillary

Blissful Everest quotations

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 needed to go . . . the pull of Everest was stronger for me than any force on earth.

Had I been a man I might have explored the Poles or climbed Mount Everest, but as it was my spirit found outlet in the air. . . .

You don't play triathlon. You play soccer; it's fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It's the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?

If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.

I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life.

Jesus Christ did not ask much from us, He did not demand that people climb Mount Everest or make great sacrifices. He just asked that we love one another.

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Expedition EVEREST adds a new dimension to our storytelling in Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a thrilling adventure themed to the folklore of the mysterious yeti.

If by some fiat I had to restrict all this writing to one sentence, this is the one I would choose: The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone.

I can't understand why men make all this fuss about Everest-it's only a mountain.

I was on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday.

The question was, 'You're on the torture rack, they're going to kill you, who are you going to vote for? Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama? I said, 'Look, I've climbed Mount Everest. I know how to do what it takes. Take this to the bank: I would rather die.'

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.

Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream

I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80.

This is the world's best feeling, although I'm totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well.

Geography was not furthered by the achievement, scientific progress was scarcely hastened, and nothing new was discovered. Yet the names of Hillary and Tenzing went instantly into all languages as the names of heroes, partly because they really were men of heroic mold but chiefly because they represented so compellingly the spirit of their time.

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.

I tell the players that they can't relive any day in their lives and that they can't relive the minutes of a game, so they should make a great effort, a Mount Everest type effort, to live up to their potential. Success is a communal type thing, and if we win, then everyone can be considered successful and we can move uptown together.

A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag.

If I know I make this much trouble, I never climb Everest.

- Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest, Sir? - Because it is there.

We don't live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means, and that is what life is for.

An iceberg is water striving to be land;

a mountain, especially a Himalaya, especially Everest, is land's attempt to metamorphose into sky; it is grounded in flight, the earth mutated--nearly--into air, and become, in the true sense, exalted. Long before she ever encountered the mountain, Allie was aware of its brooding presence in her soul.

You don't need to go to the ends of the earth, you don't need to climb Everest to have a great adventure, it's invariably on our doorstep.

If you have a high-way on Everest, you don't meet the mountain.

If everything is prepared, and you have a guide who is responsible for your security, you cannot meet the mountain. Meeting mountains is only possible if you . . . are out there in self-sufficiency.

...we have to surpass ourselves every day, make every day undying. Climb our own personal Everest and do it in such a way that every step is a little bit of eternity. That's what the future is for: to build the present, with real plans, made by living people.

I was in continual agony; I have never in my life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and sat there, oblivious to everything.

There's no magic to running far or climbing Everest.

Endurance is mental strength. It's all about heart.

It's kind of too movie-like to say, "When I started climbing, I knew I wanted to climb Everest some day." Instead, I just started rock climbing as a kid, when I was 16, and then I started teaching and a buddy of mine started taking me out.

The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy.

For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God.

Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there.

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