"I have a grim outlook on the world, and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it, but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason."
"To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top."
"The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass and beyond there is a different country."
"Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak."
"I could see myself in a relationship with a girl Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She's mesmerizing."
"I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it's like climbing a mountain or building a building. It's a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself."
"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."
"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer."
"Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove."
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."