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Ingrid Betancourtová

Datum narození: 25. prosinec 1961

Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio je kolumbijsko-francouzská politička, bývalá senátorka a kandidátka na prezidenta Kolumbie.

Citáty Ingrid Betancourtová


„Mé srdce krvácí, protože moji druhové, další Kolumbijci, zůstali dál v rukou FARC. Nejsou slyšet, jsou sami a po události, která se stala před deseti dny, jsou možná ještě více ohroženi, než kdykoli předtím.“ po svém osvobození

„I was discovering that the most precious gift someone can give us is time, because what gives time its value is death.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle


„I am alone. I am here. No one is watching me. In these hours of silence that I cherish, I talk to myself and reflect. That past, entrenched in time, motionless and infinite, has vanished onto thin air. None of it remains. Why, therefore, am I hurting so much? Why did I bring back with me this nameless pain? I followed the path I set for myself, and I have forgiven. I do not want to be chained to hatred or resentment. I want to have the right to live in peace.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„I told myself that I'd had life too easy, conditioned by an upbringing where fear of change was disguised as caution.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„He looked at the world from above. Where I saw threatening waves, he saw tranquil water.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„I knew of no instruction manual for reaching a higher level of humanity and a greater wisdom. But I felt intuitively that laughter was the beginning of wisdom, as is was indispensable for survival.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„If you believe what you say, words become reality.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„I had not suffered enough to find the rage in my guts I needed to struggle to death for my freedom.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle


„I was beginning to think that in life there might be some suffering that was worth enduring.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„I already knew that I had the ability to free myself from hatred, and I viewed this as my most significant conquest.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„I often think about her. One thing she said stayed with me, a dagger in my heart: "You know for me the most horrible thing of all is knowing that he will forget me."

I lacked the presence of mind to tell her that it was impossible; she was simply unforgettable.“
Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„In this condition of the most devastating humiliation, I still possessed the most precious of liberties, that no-one could take away from me: that of deciding who I wanted to be.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle


„Now I realized that life supplies us with everything we need for the journey. Everything I had acquired either actively or passively, everything I had learned either voluntarily or by osmosis, was coming back to me as the real riches of my life, even though I had lost everything.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„There are things that are more important than life.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„But the Indians gesture touched me. It was nothing, but it was everthing. It took so little to mane a difference.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

„It is said that the compensation for the effort courage, tenacity, and endurance displayed during the journey was not happiness. Nor glory. What God offered as a reward was only rest.“ Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

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