“One must first of all endure.”

‘There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.’

One must first of all endure.

– Ernest Hemingway, the “master writer”

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Must have been talking about the writing journey.

… or perhaps Nelson Mandela

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”
– Nelson Mandela

from  https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/12/


…or perhaps “the master writer” was simply talking about life’s journey!




MANdela (first trip to London 1962)


Ayrton Senna with his winner's garland, British Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Oulton Park, March 27, 1982

from http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

PATH up mountain

“Life is queer with its twists and turns…”

and www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“One must first of all, endure”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“The Persistent Hemingway”: “It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”


“It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”

– inspiring words from the great South African writer, Alan Paton (author of the classic book, Cry the Beloved Country 1948), that can greatly encourage and sustain all of us throughout the dark times of life

 from www.grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com 


and http://www.writersonthewritingjourney.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

sunrise (from ngatipics.com)

East coast NZ sunrise from http://www.ngatipics.com

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand.”

“One must first of all endure.”

“One must first of all endure.”

“One must first of all endure.”
– Ernest Hemingway

from https://hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com/

and www.craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com

picture from


PS: This (endurance and persistence) also mirrors the themes of my personal journey and writings… though definitely without the quality of the “master writer”.


“If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

― Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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