shake hands. Their roots may touch; they may keep together
some way up; but at length they part company, and rise
into individual, insulated peaks. So is it with great
— J.C. and A.W. Hare, Guesses at Truth
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there
are many more hills to climb.
— Nelson Mandela
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
— Joseph Campbell
I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about
Everest — it’s only a mountain
— Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the
pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
— Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to