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Today’s Question by Suphi

Author: Paulo Coelho

Is there any one in your life, that you admired? And idol ..?

Borges has been a constant source of inspiration. It’s through his novels and short stories that I found ideas that subsequently became books.

The Zahir for instance was a term that I found in one of his stories and his definition is what propelled me towards the realms of obsession.

He also guided me throughout my youth. I remember, when I only caressed the dream of becoming a writer, that I took a two day bus trip to Buenos Aires to meet him. I saw him in a café but didn’t have the courage to talk to him. I regret this. Specially from a man that said something that I regard as being one of the fundamental truths in life: “there no other virtue than being brave”.

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