For Madmen Only
“He who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to work with such a concentration of his forces as, to idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.”—Parkman
Lest I be misunderstood, just because I'm against drugs and wrapping yourself in material that lies about your true strength does not mean that I endorse a passive and mediocre path. I've crossed an ocean more than once completely resolved to be shipped home in a pine box before a stone I'd come to lift remained landlocked.
It's not maniacal methods that irk me. It's cheating that makes me mad.
Editor's Note: Steve Jeck’s books, Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter; and videos, Kviahellan DVD, Jeck on Stonelifting video, and Classic Jeck: The First Works CD, are available in our on-line store.
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