More Warren Miller quotes

Had to post these as I’m a sucker for a good quote. This guy is like the Yogi Berra of the ski world or something.

In a hundred years, all new people.

If I ask anybody who learned to ski after the age of five, they can remember their first day of skiing — what the weather was like, who they went with, what they had for lunch. I believe that’s because that first day on skis was the first day of total freedom in their life.

Streets are straight, houses are square, and our bodies are round. We don’t belong there. We belong outside, doing stuff.

Oh yeah, there’s status in skiing. My house is bigger than yours. How many days did you ski last winter? Thirty-eight. Well, this liar doesn’t have a chance, because the guy who asked him skied thirty-nine. But when you ask them if they ever saw the porcupine eating the bark off the tree on the way down: No.

When you get shit on from a height, you can walk around smelling, or you can go take a shower.

In World War II, Russia lost about ten million, Germany lost five million. We lost fifty-five hundred of the best marines in the world on Iwo Jima. Those guys, they’re the ones who ran out of the trenches, flew the airplanes, fought the wars. That was a two- or three-hundred-thousand-year-old gene pool getting killed. They would have been the grandparents of the world leaders today. And that’s my analysis of why there aren’t any great world leaders today.

One person out of one will die.

The best place in the world to ski is where you’re skiing that day.

1 comment to More Warren Miller quotes

  • a-man

    mine favorite is always, “want yer skis: go get em!” To be used when at a Russian ski lift where everyone is wacked out.

    the dude is cool. I remember him saying he’d’ve been a snowboarder if that was around when he started…and didn’t he switch to snowboards to save his knees at the very end? I don’t think he can do either anymore…but yeah anyways I’m cool with him.

    although I have no idea what the porcupine quote means.

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