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Interviews With Fascinating People From Around The World
  • Sheila E.

        “I used to play until my hands would bleed… It got to the point where I had to warm up on a concrete wall, or a surface that was very strong, so that I could numb my hands before I went on stage because it was that painful.”     Her hands are […]

    No responses 19 min read July 27, 2012
  • William Langewiesche

    “I’ve come close to the possibility of getting killed occasionally…I’ve been mortared, I’ve had a house destroyed by rockets, I’ve been chuck bombed, I’ve been shot at. But whatever, it’s not very frightening. “   William Langewiesche is a very lucky man. Not because he’s escaped death countless times, but because he was in the line […]

    4 responses 30 min read June 1, 2012
  • John Carlos

    “If I don’t stand and fight for change, then I’m part of the tyranny that’s taking place. I refuse to succumb to being a second class citizen…You can’t whitewash what God has planned for me in my life.”   The separation of sports and politics is a widely accepted norm. But some athletes refuse to play by these […]

    5 responses 30 min read March 26, 2012
  • Ravi Zacharias

    “Mahatma Gandhi said it, ‘I like their Christ, I don’t like their Christian.’ Unfortunately, when Christendom has been hijacked and made into a state religion or a power institution it gets abused… Christianity is a commitment of surrender, not of power over humanity.”   The intellectual pursuit of truth and meaning is a global phenomenon. […]

    4 responses 29 min read March 9, 2012
  • Gay Talese

    “When you’re wearing a great suit you don’t feel it, it fits you so perfectly because it’s measured again and again to achieve a finality. That’s what good writing is, it’s well tailored.”   For the past 50 plus years, Gay Talese has been meticulously and painstakingly fashioning hundreds and thousands of words together. The […]

    3 responses 23 min read March 3, 2012
  • James Randi

     “They don’t have any scruples on that, just like any other thief or burglar. A thief doesn’t look at a house and think to pass it up because the family has just suffered a recent tragedy. No, he goes in and robs it anyway.”   James Randi is a magician by trade, but let’s get […]

    2 responses 12 min read February 19, 2012
  • Waris Dirie

    “I believe that it is my responsibility to use the attention I get to fight against the continuing practice of FGM. I don’t know if you can call that spirituality, but I feel physically connected to every single girl on this planet that still has to suffer because of this cruel practice.”     Waris […]

    2 responses 12 min read January 27, 2012
  • Robert Fowler

     “Celine Dion has a huge international following…So, it isn’t surprising that a Senegalese man would know of, and admire, her. But, to have this come from an Al-Qaeda captor in the Sahara Desert, some weeks into our captivity, was so bizarre.”     Anyone who can use the words “Celine Dion,” “Al-Qaeda,” and “captivity” to […]

    No responses 24 min read January 13, 2012
  • Teddy Atlas

    “How could someone be so stupid to say (Mike Tyson) could be the greatest? He had no character. He didn’t have the ability to overcome controversy like Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis. They overcame personal issues…Tyson didn’t have that ability.”   T eddy Atlas has a lot of opinions, and they are not always very popular, […]

    One response 25 min read December 16, 2011