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Bryce Courtenay Quotes

Let me conclude by saying in my experience the glittering prizes in life come more to those who persevere despite setback and disappointment than they do to the exceptionally gifted who, with the confidence of the talents bestowed upon them, often pursue the tasks leading to success with less determination.
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First with the head, then with the heart.

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I learned that in each of us there burns a flame of independence that must never be allowed to go out. That as long as it exists within us we cannot be destroyed.

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Winning is a state of mind that embraces everything you do.

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Sometimes in life doing what we shouldn't do is the emergency

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Sometimes, very occasionally, you do your best boxing with your mouth.

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It's good to be a little frightened. It's good to respect your opponent. It keeps you sharp. In the fight game, the head rules the heart. But in the end the heart is the boss.

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Mediocrity is the best camouflage known to man.

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The imagination is always the best torturer.

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It's not what a man does, it's what a man is that counts!

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Each of us has been designed for one of two immortal functions, as either a storyteller or as a cross-legged listener to tales of wonder, love, and daring. When we cease to tell or listen, then we no longer exist as a people.

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I had never seen a prison, nor had I even imagined one, but there is a racial memory in man that instinctively knows of these things. The architecture of misery has an unmistakable look and feel about it.

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Cleverness is a false presumption', Doc had explained, 'it is like being a natural skater, you are so busy doing tricks to impress that you do not see where the thin ice is and before you know, poof! You are in deep, ice-cold water frozen like a dead herring. Intelligence is a harder gift, for this you must work, you must practise it, challenge it and maybe towards the end of your life you will master it. Cleverness is the shadow whereas intelligence is the substance.

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In each of us there is a flame that must never be allowed to go out. That as long as it burns within us, we cannot be destroyed.

— Bryce Courtenay

I spoke the language the sentences that had lied their grandfathers and sent their grandmothers to the worlds first concentration camps.

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Humans best survive when they are given a purpose; a common enemy to defeat, revenge to wreak or a dream to cling to.

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Without courage, there is no luck and no hope. He who dares, wins.

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A sentiment, coming from it is not to be trusted.

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My job is essentially that of an entertainer, no different to that of a musician, no different to that of an actor. I just happen to be an author.

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I watch people get older and lose their intellectual acuity; you lose that sharpness, that cleanness, that brain that you worked so hard on and that you were gifted with and lose the gifts that were given.

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