It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.— Fridtjof Nansen
Belligerent Ski quotations
I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.
You are one with your skis and nature.
This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive.
If you don't do it this year, you'll just be one year older when you do.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
I don't like bungee jumping, but I do like skiing.
Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith.
Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.
Instead of learned young people we have donkeys with University degrees.
Instead of future leaders we have mollusks with expensive blue jeans and phony revolutionaries with ski masks. And do you know what? Maybe this is another reason why our Moslem invaders have such an easy game.
There are only four things you can do on skis. Turn right, turn left, go straight, or sell them.
There's no such thing as too much power!
All things are possible, except skiing through a revolving door.
It's hard to give tips to skiers if I don't know how they ski, but I think the most important thing in skiing is you have to be having fun. If you're having fun, then everything else will come easy to you.
I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding.
We're not necessarily the ski boat, we're the skier.
There are countries like Japan and Korea and others who are the ski boat at this point, but we're getting pulled right behind them.
I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of the hill.
I had ordered long legs, but they never arrived.
My eyes are weird too, one is gray and the other is green. I have a crooked smile and my nose looks like a ski slope. No, I would not win a Miss contest.
Jet-skiing is my favorite water sport.
My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity.
I know my family and I would always go up to the mountains just for fun.
We always skied. Then, all of a sudden, my brother started snow boarding. Older brother thing, I had to do what he was doing. So I started snow boarding.
I think what it takes to succeed remains the same.
You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up.
As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived - life lived in a blaze of reality.
Joy is the response of a lover receiving what he loves.
This is the joy we feel when skiing powder… This overflowing gratitude is what produces the absolutely stupid, silly grins that we always flash at one another at the bottom of a powder run. We all agree that we never see these grins anywhere else in life.
It's amazing how much of this is mental.
Everybody's in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it's who wants it the most, and who's the most confident on his skis.
Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate.
Life is like skiing. Just like skiing, the goal is not to get to the bottom of the hill. It's to have a bunch of good runs before the sun sets.
I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who ski better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.
Feel the mountain and let it show you how you're going to ski it.
Relax and cruise. This isn't a fight, it's a dance, and the mountain always leads.
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing - my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet, and it worked.
My relationship with the mountains actually started when I was 16.
Every year, a group used to be taken from Auckland Grammar down to the Tangariro National Park for a skiing holiday.
It is not that I don't recognize the danger in ski racing, but that I don't fear the consequences.
Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.