“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
– Ayrton Senna
“I’d like to tell you how wonderful I am. I’m an excellent writer. I’ve won too many awards to list. I’ve sold a bunch of books. I can do 10 push-ups without a break, and while I can’t run a four-minute mile, I can drive it in about a minute and a half…”
– “an anonymous and very full-of-themselves” writer???
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, support, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials… and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams .”
Picture: Paddleboard Nelson by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)
* In Our Time (A book of short stories) * The Sun also Rises (“a gripping story, lean”) * Torrents of Spring * Lost Generation (about life in Paris in the early twenties) (“put very simply, focussed, make the story come alive”) * Gardens in the Stream * Islands in the Sun * Farewell to Arms
# Perhaps this book should be renamed ‘Bye Bye Guns’!
* Death (Passage?) in the Afternoon (about Spanish bull-fighting – matadors are heroes – grace in the face of death) * Snows of Kilimanjaro (Hemingway’s most famous short stories) * Green Hills of Africa * For Whom the Bell Tolls (about the Spanish Civil War) * Across the River * In the River??
And his classic work * The Old Man and the Sea
(“the epilogue of all my writing and what I have tried to live”) ‘Old Man’ was the pinnacle, the zenith of his life’s work.