Friday, 26 September 2008

Warriors In Love


Thanks to Leila at Ramblings of a Confused Mind for bringing me this wonderful quotation from Paulo Coelho.

"To a warrior, there is no such thing as impossible love.

He does not allow himself to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection. He knows that - behind the icy mask people wear - there is a heart of fire.

That is why the warrior risks more than others. He tirelessly seeks a person’s love - even if this means hearing, many times over, the word
‘NO’ , returning home defeated, feeling rejected in body and soul.

A warrior does not allow himself to be overwhelmed in his search for his needs. Without love, he is nothing."

Paulo Coelho

I was the son of a warrior, and I grew up listening to my father talking about war, and wondering what it meant to be a man in peacetime. I knew that my father protected our family, and I knew that I loved him, but I didn't understand about masculinity and love.

1 comment:

I, like the view said...

ah

The Manual of the Warrior of Light

I love that book

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