Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sharing a few Quotations/Thoughts on HOPE (from the new novel ‘Stirling’ )

These are some of the notes (in point form) from thoughts and quotations that I’ve written down and collected over the years, which may be of interest and get you “tinking” about these “airey-fairey matters”. These thoughts will form an extract from a chapter of a novel I’m currently writing, called ‘Stirling’. Hope that these thoughts may be helpful and perhaps even inspirational to you… so am sharing. Enjoy…

“Without trust, there is no hope for love and love is all we ever have to hold against the dark.”

– Creina Alcock

“Like a modern Gandhi, she (Aung San Suu Kyi) lives those timeless and universal notions which have always appealed to humans – freedom, sacrifice, endurance, peace, courage, forgiveness, and most of all, hope, when there is little reason for it.”

Fine writing by Simon Scott in his article LOOKING TO BUILD HOPE IN A TROUBLED COUNTRY.

What I see for 2011 is the need to try to make the people understand that we have the capacity to bring about change. What I want most of all is to empower the people and make them understand ‘we are the ones who can bring about change in this country’.”

as published in the NZ Herald, Jan 17 2011.

Shared by ä champion of hope”

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

– craig

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Sharing a few Quotations/Thoughts on HOPE and LOVE

“In the depth of the valleys there is hope. In the deserts of despair, there is the refreshing oasis of the human spirit…always.”

– craig

SOUTH AFRICA

“Either we stayed as we were, trapped inside our fortress of paranoia, deformed by fear and greed, or we opened the door to Africa… and set forth into the unknown.”

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Stirling

Racing driver in a deep coma (Stirling)

* quest trying to find the unknown author (Stirling’s favourite), because the father is convinced that if he can bring author (and dog) to his comatose son’s bedside, a miracle will occur. Sets out to find the one person he believes will be able to help his son come out of his coma and get better.

In short, it’s a story about hope and PEACE, plain and simple!

FOR MY BELOVED SONS

Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy
to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen
you hurry it along with love.
But still you’re disappointed
at giving someone life enough
to walk off on their own
and not be carried in your arms.
You never turn back – not once,
and yet one day they’ve grown apart
or taller
It’s all the same.

Polly put the kettle on, we’ll all have tea.
Giving love to children
has made us older overnight.

Rod McKune

NOW LET’S WRITE THE STORY!
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LOOKING TO BUILD HOPE IN A TROUBLED COUNTRY

Like a modern Gandhi, she lives those timeless and universal notions which have always appealed to humans – freedom, sacrifice, endurance, peace, courage, forgiveness and most of all, hope, when there is little reason for it.

“Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration to many people across the world who believe in freedom, who believe in democracy. I arrived here as a great admirer of her work and fortitude and long struggle for values and freedom and democracy. Now I’m even more of an admirer. I hope that we are at a stage where we can say that a long-held dream now has a chance of being realised… that the long darkness through which the people of this country have lived may be coming to an end.”
– UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
-Steve Biko (South African anti-apartheid activist 18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) in a Speech in Cape Town, 1971

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

– craig lock

Well, what I see for 2011 is the need to try to make the people understand that we have the capacity to bring about change. What I want most of all is to empower the people and make them understand ‘we are the ones who can bring about change in this country’.

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