Friday, January 11, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary

I saw in the news that Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mount Everest, died yesterday at 88 years old. Some of his quotes are worth posting:

As Hillary reached base camp after completing the climb of Everest, he summed up the monumental achievement:
"We knocked the bastard off."

I can relate to his simple philosophy of life:
"Adventuring can be for the ordinary person with ordinary qualities, such as I regard myself."

He also once said:
"I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it."

Right on Sir!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Wasn't he also the first man to drive a tractor across Antarctica?