Aron Ralston: You know, I've been thinking. Everything is... just comes together. It's me. I chose this. I chose all of this. This rock... this rock has been waiting for me my entire life. In its entire life, ever since it was a bit of meteorite a million, billion years ago up there In space. It's
Aron Ralston: I'm in pretty deep doodoo here.
Aron Ralston: Good morning, everyone! It's 6:45 Tuesday morning in BJ Canyon! The weather is great. I figure by now that Leona, my housemate - Hi, Leona! - has missed me hopefully since I didn't show up last night. Another hour and a half they'll miss me for not showing up at work... Hi, Brion at
Aron Ralston: Don't lose it. Aron, do not lose it.
[first lines] Aron Ralston: Hey. Aron here. Leave a message. Sonja Ralston: Hey Aron. Sonja here, again. I know that you're probably gonna be away this weekend. But listen, just think about we we're gonna play. Please. 'Cause we have to decide, and we really... We need to practice, okay? Anyway, i
Aron Ralston: Hey there, Aron! Is it true that you didn't tell anyone where you were going?
Eric Meijer: You should stop and rest. Aron Ralston: No, I better keep going. Can one of you run? Can one of you run ahead
Aron Ralston: [gagging on urine] It's no Slurpee!
Aron Ralston: [upon first meeting] I can take you that way if you like... Kristi, Megan: [apprehensive silence] Aron Ralston: Oh, sorry. The, uh - Friday the 13th there. [removes scarf from his face] Kristi, Megan: [nervous laughs] Aron Ralston: [takes off glasses too] I'm only a psychopath on wee
Aron Ralston: [as Brian Stephenson] Good morning, everyone! It is 7 o'clock here in Canyonlands, USA! And this morning on the boulder, we have a very special special guest, self-proclaimed American superhero, Aron Ralston! Let's hear it for Aron! [nods to his imaginary audience] Aron Ralston: [as
Aron Ralston: [to camera] What I could really use is about 20 meters of static wrap rope, 9.8 mil. Uh, three or four pulleys, a rack of carabiners, a sling, power drill, and bolt kit. Oh, and uh, eight burly men to do all the hauling.
Aron Ralston: [whispering to himself during the amputation] Don't mess up.
Aron Ralston: MOVE THIS FUCKING ROCK!
A man must first care for his own household before he can be of use to the state. But no matter how well he cares for his household, he is not a good citizen unless he also takes thought of the state. In the same way, a great nation must think of its own internal affairs; and yet it cannot substanti
In order to succeed we need leaders of inspired idealism, leaders to whom are granted great visions, who dream greatly and strive to make their dreams come true; who can kindle the people with the fire from their own burning souls. The leader for the time being, whoever he may be, is but an instrume
The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.
No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.
Rough board shelves hold a number of books, without which some of the evenings would be long indeed.
In popular government results worth while can only be achieved by men who combine worthy ideals with practical good sense.
We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises; and we are content to stand or to fall by the record which we have made and are making.
The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.
Comparison with something that is better is the thief of joy. Comparison with something that is worse is a joy - full of relief and gratitude! You cannot always choose what happens to you or your circumstances but you can always choose your attitude by what you choose to compare your experiences or
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
I would a great deal rather be anything, say professor of history, than vice president.
Life is a great adventureâ€¦accept it in such a spirit.
We have duties to others, and duties to ourselves, and we cannot shirk either.
Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and Ive got such a bully pulpit!
Life brings sorrows and joys alike. It is what a man does with them - not what they do to him - that is the true test of his mettle.
There is nothing more practical than the preservation of beauty, than the preservation of anything that appeals to the higher emotions of mankind
I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.
There is a delight in the hardy life of the open.
Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation - they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness.