- Lynn Hill, the first climber to make a free ascent of El Capitan’s Nose: “Even if it’s not rational, if you believe in yourself enough, that desire can make you rise to the level of whatever you’ve imagined.”
- Kelly Slater, who won the surfing world championship eight times: “What’s driving you can also be the thing that you need to heal. When you really master something competitively, then it becomes fun. Then you don’t need it anymore.”
- Scott Lindgren, expedition kayaker who led the first (seemingly impossible) descent of the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet: “There were a lot of decisions to be made. It takes a strong person who knows what they’re doing and will still be respected. It’s the same as any position.”
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