Tom Bishop: “Ah, Jesus Christ, you just... You don't just trade these people like they're baseball cards! It's not a fucking game!”

Nathan Muir: “Oh yes it is. It's exactly what it is. And it's no kid's game either. This is a whole other game. And it's serious and it's dangerous. And it's not one you want to lose.”

Robert Redford as Nathan Muir to Brad Pitt as Tom Bishop in Spy Game, 2001

“When climbing outdoors, the beauty of movement is very important for me. Very often I can find it on some rocks that a lot of people would think of as very crappy. But the beauty of movement is there, the interesting moves you need to really ponder about for hours, imagining the sequence and planning how to do it. Also very often a solid looking wall turns out to be very stupid from the climber's point of view.”

Adam Ondra

“To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an enemy drawn up in calm and confident array:—this is the art of studying circumstances.”

Sun Tzu
The Art of War