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John Simpson, journalist, 63

8th December, 2007

John Simpson, journalist, 63

The point of living is not to be placid and untouched by the world but to be painfully sensitive to it, to accept its savagery as much as its beauty. Anything is better than indifference.

I’m like the Flying Dutchman, condemned to travel the world forever. A life spent sitting at home would bore me to death.

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