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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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Nov 02, 06

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, fiction
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 2002

One of my top 5 favorites. Read this at the deeper/figuring your life out moments - it will give you strength and inspiration.
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Bryce Courtenay
“Always in life an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come and they will try to choke your idea so it cannot grow and it will die and you will never know you had a big idea, an idea so big it could have grown thirty meters through the dark canopy of leaves and touched the face of the sky.' He looked at me and continued. 'The vines are people who are afraid of originality, of new thinking. Most people you encounter will be vines; when you are a young plant they are very dangerous.' His piercing blue eyes looked into mine.' Always listen to yourself, Peekay. It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention. If you are wrong, no matter, you have learned something and you grow stronger. If you are right, you have taken another step toward a fulfilling life.”
Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

Bryce Courtenay
“First with the head, then with the heart.”
Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One


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