Nature doesn't like empires. It doesn't like accumulation in one place, it doesn't like monoculture. It's always trying to make diverse species. It wants to spread everything out. And we're constantly trying to hold everything in.
nature quotesempires quotesaccumulation quotesplace quotesmonoculture quotesmake quotesdiverse quotesspecies quotesspread quotesconstantly quoteshold quotes
APAYvon Chouinard Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=nature-doesnt-like-empires-it-doesnt-like-accumulation-in-one-place-it-doesnt-like-monoculture-its-always-trying-to-make-diverse-species-it-wants-to-yvon-chouinard
ChicagoYvon Chouinard Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2020. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=nature-doesnt-like-empires-it-doesnt-like-accumulation-in-one-place-it-doesnt-like-monoculture-its-always-trying-to-make-diverse-species-it-wants-to-yvon-chouinard, accessed .
MLA"Yvon Chouinard Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2020. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=nature-doesnt-like-empires-it-doesnt-like-accumulation-in-one-place-it-doesnt-like-monoculture-its-always-trying-to-make-diverse-species-it-wants-to-yvon-chouinard
I've always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach about an 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession that doesn't appeal to me. Once I reach 80 percent level I like to go off and do something totally different; that probably explains the diversity of the Patagonia product like - and why our versatile, multifaceted clothes are the most successful.
thought quotes80 quotespercenter quotesthrow quotespassionately quotessport quotesactivity quotesreach quotespercent quotesproficiency quoteslevel quotesrequires quotesobsession quotesappeal quoteslevel quotestotally quotesexplains quotesdiversity quotespatagonia quotesproduct quotesversatile quotesmultifaceted quotesclothes quotessuccessful quotes
...there's no such thing as sustainability. There are just levels of it. It's a process, not a real goal. All you can do is work toward it. There's no such thing as any sustainable economy. The only thing I know that's even close to sustainable economic activity would be organic farming on a very small scale or hunting and gathering on a very small scale. And manufacturing, you end up with way more waste than you end up with finished product. It's totally unsustainable. It's just the way it is.
thing quotessustainability quoteslevels quotesprocess quotesreal quotesgoal quoteswork quotessustainable quoteseconomy quotesclose quoteseconomic quotesactivity quotesorganic quotesfarming quotessmall quotesscale quoteshunting quotesgathering quotesscale quotesmanufacturing quotesend quoteswaste quotesfinished quotesproduct quotestotally quotesunsustainable quotes
young quoteskid quotesgrowing quotesdreams quotessomeday quotesbusinessman quotesfireman quotessponsored quotesathlete quotesforest quotesranger quoteslee quotesiacoccas quotesdonald quotestrumps quotesjack quoteswelchs quotesbusiness quotesworld quotesheroes quotesbusinessmen quotessimilar quotesvalues quotes
solution quoteslot quotesworlds quotesproblems quotesturn quotesforward quotesstep quotesmake quotesflawed quotessystem quoteswork quotes
There is a beginning and end to all life - and to all human endeavors. Species evolve and die off. Empires rise, then break apart. Businesses grow, then fold. There are no exceptions. I'm OK with all that. Yet it pains me to bear witness to the sixth great extinction, where we humans are directly responsible for the extirpation of so many wonderful creatures and invaluable indigenous cultures. It saddens me to observe the plight of our own species; we appear to be incapable of solving our problems.
beginning quotesend quoteslife quoteshuman quotesendeavors quotesspecies quotesevolve quotesdie quotesempires quotesrise quotesbreak quotesbusinesses quotesgrow quotesfold quotesexceptions quotespains quotesbear quoteswitness quotessixth quotesgreat quotesextinction quoteshumans quotesdirectly quotesresponsible quotesextirpation quoteswonderful quotescreatures quotesinvaluable quotesindigenous quotescultures quotessaddens quotesobserve quotesplight quotesspecies quotesincapable quotessolving quotesproblems quotes
risk quotesimportant quotescare quotesgreat quotesfinancial quotesphysical quotesrisk quotesput quotesfact quotesmeans quoteslot quotes
surfing quotesclimbing quotesuseless quotessports quotesconquistadors quotesuseless quotesclimb quotessummit quoteshike quotestop quotesdirection quotesimportant quotespart quotessurfing quotes
Climbing for speed records will probably become more popular, a mania which has just begun. Climbers climb not just to see how fast and efficiently they can do it, but far worse, to see how much faster and more efficiently they are than a party which did the same climb a few days before. The climb becomes secondary, no more important than a racetrack. Man is pitted against man.
climbing quotesspeed quotesrecords quotespopular quotesmania quotesbegun quotesclimbers quotesclimb quotesfast quotesefficiently quotesworse quotesfaster quotesparty quotesdays quotessecondary quotesimportant quotesracetrack quotesman quotespitted quotesman quotes
I live for the moment. I'm basically a Buddhist-type person. I'm just here right now, and I don't think about what's going to happen a hundred years from now. I try to concentrate on what's going on right now. But I'm really trying to run this company like it is going to be here a hundred years from now. That's what's important.
live quotesmoment quotesbasically quotesbuddhisttype quotesperson quoteshappen quoteshundred quotesyears quotesconcentrate quotesrun quotescompany quotesimportant quotes
personally quotesmade quotessold quotesshipped quotesstored quotescleaned quotesultimately quotesthrown quotesenvironmental quotesharm quotesstep quotesdirectly quotesresponsible quotesbehalf quotes
Doing risk sport had taught me another important lesson: never exceed your limits. You push the envelope and you live for those moments when you're right on the edge, but you don't go over. You have to be true to yourself; you have to know your strengths and limitations and live within your means.
risk quotessport quotestaught quotesimportant quoteslesson quotesexceed quoteslimits quotespush quotesenvelope quoteslive quotesmoments quotesedge quotestrue quotesstrengths quoteslimitations quotesmeans quotes
goal quotesclimbing quotesbig quotesdangerous quotesmountains quotesattain quotessort quotesspiritual quotespersonal quotesgrowth quoteshappen quotescompromise quotesentire quotesprocess quotes