Quotations From DIETER IAN MAREE


 

  • There are two sets of rules in Life. The Written and the Unwritten. The mature being does not need the written whereas the immature being has no particular interest in the unwritten...
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  • There comes a point when you realize that there is no script, that life can be infinitely more beautiful and intriguing than the movies. It all depends on what you`re willing to do...
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  • I don`t fall for looks...I fall in love with vulnerability, tenderness and maturity rooted in self-respect...
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  • That golden thread that should define all our relationships "… do unto others as you would have them do unto you …" - starts with discovering and loving yourself for who you are and not who society expects you to be.
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  • Our political emancipation and its derivatives (e.g. academic freedom and freedom of expression) have yet to bear fruit once we start asking a few questions; who am I addressing, what am I addressing and lastly, have my indigent brothers and sisters actually felt my presence when confronted with a very harsh reality?
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  • A soulmate certainly understands that you have a far greater destiny than simply being someone`s husband or wife and appreciates the fact that he/she has a role to play in the attainment of that destiny...
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  • We cannot assess or gauge the potential harmful effects of any relationship without knowing who we are as individuals -our values and principles and not just our preferences will facilitate the above exercise to a great extent. We have to know what we stand for, what keeps us grounded and where we seek refuge when society condemns us for not playing by its rules.
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  • Get a life by finding out who you are, what you`re passionate about and how you can make the most of your life before offering yourself wholeheartedly to someone else.
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  • The broken but blessed heart will always have enough curiosity and faith to know and not just believe that there is something or someone better around the corner...
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  • '...ek strooi stadig en suinig my laaste bietjie bruin-suiker in die vallei langs jou linker-wang, `n paar sagte korrels in die droë rivierbedding onder jou regter-oog en die soet geur van swart koffie tussen jou harde lippe wat angstig wag...'
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