Kilimanjaro 5895

Elbrus 5642

Aconcagua 6962

Asia 2015

Eastern Europe & Russia 2005

Europe 2005


Central America 2004

Mexico 2004

USA 2004

South America 2003

Spain 2003



No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

- Francois Muriac


Being a fascinating, charismatic person is a result of being fascinated by the humans, history, and objects outside of yourself.

- Jamie Beckland


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

- Albert Einstein


It does not matter that you won or lost, but how you played the game.

- Grantland Rice


I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou


If you have the feeling that it's going to be an easy ride, you're going to be disappointed.
If you have a feeling that it's going to be hell all the way, you may be surprised.

- Leonard Cohen


Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

- Salvador Dal


"The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race."

- Susan B. Anthony


"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

- Helen Keller


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
—Mahatma Gandhi


Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

- Mae West


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

- Mae West


There are many paths to wisdom, but each begins with a broken heart.

- Leonard Cohen


We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.

- Ayn Rand


Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

- Apple



Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

- Michael Wickett


People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

- Albert Einstein


He who awaits much can expect little.

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez


There is no elevator to success, only stairs.


Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

- Art Linkletter


I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

- Albert Einstein


Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

- Albert Einstein


People who read Cosmopolitan magazine are very different from those who do not.

- Donald Berry, Statistics: A Bayesian Perspective


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

- Albert Einstein


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it… Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

- Goethe


We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

- Albert Einstein


"In the midst of winter, I finally discovered within me an invincible summer."

- Albert Camus


Think you can, think you cannot - either way you'll be right.

- Henry Ford


If you are going through hell... keep going.

- Winston Churchill


If people believe something, they probably have a reason worth knowing about, even if they’re mistaken.


No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.

- Eli Wiesel - Accepting Nobel Peace Prize (December 10, 1986)


Go in there and do the best you can. That’s all you can do.

- Tiger Woods


All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.

- James Allen


The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.

- Tara Ploughman


Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

- Albert Einstein


Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will.

- Albert Einstein


No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

- Aristotle


What a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive.

- Shakespeare


Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.

- George Santayana


Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

- Albert Einstein


“If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”

- Frank Zappa


Wisely and slow; they stumble who run fast.

- Shakespeare


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

- George Santayana


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

- George Santayana


“It's better to have something to remember than nothing to regret...”

- Frank Zappa


To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.

- George Santayana


Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

- George Santayana


The silence often, of pure innocence persuades, when speaking fails.

- Shakespeare


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

- Aristotle


The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.

- George Santayana


The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

- George Santayana


Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

- Alan Kay


Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

- Sigmund Freud


The ego is not master in its own house.

- Sigmund Freud


Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

- Sigmund Freud


“If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.”
- Sophia Loren


Life is not about finding youself, it is about creating youself!


Those who don't want anything to do with thorns, should not gather roses.



"We said to ourselves: even if we loose our money, at least we had a company."

- Steve Jobs


"Stay hungry, stay foolish "

- Steve Jobs


It's not a job - it's a fucking adventure!

- Kristjan P


You’re not that smart, and we’re not that dumb.

- Hostmann's Law


If you don't do it, someone else will.

- Chapi's Law


I fasten my seatbelt every morning, and take off on a wild ride.

- Beth Comstock



He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for human condition is a fool!

- Sartre


Man is a prisoner of his total freedom in the face of an absurd existence.

- Sartre


The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.

- George Santayana


"The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind."

- Kahil Gibran


"But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me"

- Richard Feynman


The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.

- George Santayana


That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted.

- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture


"The whole Universe is a large joke. Everything in the Universe are just subdivisions of this joke. So why take anything too serious?"

- Frank Zappa


Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.

- Robert Oppenheimer



A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.

- Clive Bell


Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.

- Albert Einstein


All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

- Albert Einstein


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

- Albert Einstein



25 million years is a long time if you're waiting for a bus.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

- Carl Sagan


The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

- Albert Einstein


The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

- Carl Sagan


Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

- Albert Einstein


Most people say that is it the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

- Albert Einstein


"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

- Richard Feynman


Equipped with his five senses,
man explores the universe around him
and calls the adventure Science.

- Edwin P Hubble


The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

- Albert Einstein

Man must accept the fact that there are no values to be found outside of mankind itself. Nature holds no evidence of good and evil. Science cannot tell us what we ought to do, only what we can do.


God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

- Albert Einstein


Nature is not only stranger we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.

- Richard Feynman


Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.

- Enrico Fermi

If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.

- Enrico Fermi

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

- Albert Einstein


Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

- Carl Sagan


For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

- Richard Feynman after Challenger '86 disaster


I think that I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.

- Richard Feynman


Any fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

- Albert Einstein


Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.

- Bertrand Russel


For those who want some proof that physicists are human, the proof is in the idiocy of all the different units which they use for measuring energy.

- Richard Feynman


"To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature ... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in."

- Richard Feynman


Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. That is that the entire universe is made of matter is obvious. And matter is made of particles. It’s made of electrons and neutrons and protons. So the entire universe is made out of particles. Now what are the particles made out of? They’re not made out of anything. The only thing you can say about the reality of an electron is to cite its mathematical properties. So there’s a sense in which matter has completely dissolved and what is left is just a mathematical structure.


"The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man."

- Richard Feynman


In science we want to make as many mistakes as we can, as fast as we can and never make the same mistake twice.

- Robert Hazen



Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.

- Abelson & Sussman, SICP, preface to the first edition


Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.

- Alan Perlis


It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.

- Alan Perlis


The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.

- Alan Perlis


When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

- Alan Perlis


If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.

- Alan Perlis


Always program as if the person who will end up maintaining the code is a dangerous criminal.