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The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and read more

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

by Ben Okri Found in: Competence Quotes,
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Not many artists commit suicide by leaping off the pinnacle of success.

Not many artists commit suicide by leaping off the pinnacle of success.

by Ben Okri Found in: Suicide Quotes,
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To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who read more

To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they

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We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life read more

We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.

by Ben Okri Found in: Childhood Quotes,
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