A very rare lady – beautiful as much on the inside as on the outside. The only thing I knew about her was that she was a novelist who had won the Booker prize. I recently came across these speeches recently and I found them incredibly insightful, witty, and moving. The fact that she expresses so beautifully and eloquently the clarity of thoughts in her mind, greatly adds to the pleasure of listening to her.
A quote that I particularly liked.
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.