I enjoy every climb – maybe it’s because it’s a literal dance between life and death.
I was not willing to give up because I was born to like taking risks and that is my way of life.
Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.
I did climb about 80 buildings around the world and I climbed even the five tallest.
With buildering, I get to keep that element of danger. Plus, I very much like the feeling of height, and buildings have even more of a feeling of height than rock faces.
Sometimes doing the forbidden can be nice.
It’s a great feeling to know that 100 cops want to stop you doing something and they can’t.
Authorities arrest me, release me, and then invite me back to host public events. I think it’s interesting.
There is a percentage of people who want to be a little bit outside their comfort zone and I am one of them, someone who lives on the edge.
If you’ve climbed the first 140 meters it doesn’t mean that you’ve succeeded; you are going to succeed by climbing the last 10 meters.
We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.
In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.
Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done.
All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden.
To me, climbing is like eating or drinking. I have to do it; it’s part of my life.
Plus, I very much like the feeling of height, and buildings have even more of a feeling of height than rock faces.
When I climb a building, I’ve been there already, and carefully planned how to start the climb as well as how to do it.
People need to learn to live with more risk.
We are living in a world where everything is based on security.
When I was 12, I forgot the keys to my parent’s apartment. So I simply climbed up seven floors to get in.
I love all people, whatever race they are.
Life has to be dangerous.
I feel completely alone – it’s like melting, I am the structure, and I am also Alain Robert.
I don’t want to follow the herd.
I make good money: One speech nets me more than what most people make in six months.
Whenever I climb I have to also entertain.
I see myself as a climber and an activist.