He Will Kill Himself With Climbing

“And what, O Queen, are those things that are dear to a man? Are they not bubbles? Is not ambition but an endless ladder by which no height is ever climbed till the last unreachable rung is mounted? For height leads on to height, and there is not resting-place among them, and rung doth grow upon rung, and there is no limit to the number.”
― H. Rider Haggard, She

Ladder for Booker T. Washington Martin Puryear Modern Art Musuem of Fort Woth

Ladder for Booker T. Washington
Martin Puryear
Modern Art Musuem of Fort Woth

“Tell him to seek the stars and he will kill himself with climbing.”
― Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

Ladder for Booker T. Washington Martin Puryear Modern Art Musuem of Fort Woth

Ladder for Booker T. Washington
Martin Puryear
Modern Art Musuem of Fort Woth

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