It’s not because Rey is strong that she’s amazing. It’s because she is a well-drawn person who is struggling with things and you’re with her.
– Daisy Ridley
One of the sensations that I love about soloing is the feeling of being really big and really small at the same time. Being on a 3,000ft wall makes you feel like this tiny insignificant speck, and if you fell off, you’d be dead, and nothing would actually change – nature doesn’t care. It really puts you in your place; you’re just nothing in the grand scheme of the world. But at the same time, you feel amazing because you’re doing the thing that you do best: you’re at the very limit of your capabilities; you’re the best version of yourself. It’s like – ‘I’m the man, and also I’m nothing’ – concurrently while you’re climbing.
– Alex Honnold
I think cricket is there in Usain Bolt’s blood. Since I got to watch from close quarters, it was amazing to see him run up to bowl. The perfect delivery stride is understandable because he is a world champion athlete. But the manner – he loaded at the crease and then bowled the ball – left me zapped. He looked like a natural cricketer.
– Harbhajan Singh
I grew up in Los Angeles, and I was always fascinated by the La Brea Tar Pits. Right in the middle of the city, in an area called the Miracle Mile, for crying out loud, we have these eldritch ponds of dark, bubbling goo. And down in the muck, there’re all these amazing fossils: mammoth and saber tooth cat and dire wolf.
– Greg van Eekhout
Israel’s creation was politically amazing and caused by a number of unusual events. And I understand. For centuries, Jews endured horrible suffering, and like other people, deserve the right to self-determination, but the way Israel is going now frightens me. Jews make awkward colonial overlords.
– Harvey Pekar