“The climbing of a mountain reflects redemption. That is due to the force of the word “above” and the power of the word “up”. Even those who have long ceased to believe in Heaven and Hell, cannot exchange the words ‘above’ and ‘below’.” – Mark Z. Danielewski “House of Leaves” attributed to Erich Kastner

“Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.” -Frank Herbert

“May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Ed Abbey