If you're struggling uphill; carrying your heavy load; fighting to stay afloat or battling your demons, know that you are definitely on the right path, and ascending to the place where you will one day embody the legend you seek to become. - Seon Stronghold
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. - Ambrose Bierce
The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without ascending it, the work would have been permitted. - Franz Kafka