ben kingsley – a grain of sand

“Creative people are making a pearl. What’s in the middle of that pearl? Something that’s really scratching it. A grain of sand, and it has to cover it, to smooth it. We all have our grain of sand, and we find a way of smoothing it.”

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“But you find yourself repeating patterns of behaviour until the gods say to you: ‘We will not tolerate you doing this any more.’ And something happens. The gods send us things if we are open and on a journey towards healing. But it can be a jolly long slog. I’ve had moments of immense joy with work, and then gone back to personal chaos. I will leave it at that.”

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His father is dead. But his mother must be proud of him now. “I haven’t a clue. You can’t… you can’t go there.” But I only asked if his mother was proud of him. “Yes.” What about his siblings? “I don’t think we can go there. It’s part of the grain of sand.” I see. And will he ever talk about this stuff? “I doubt it. But it will be in my work. It’s fully expressed in my work.”

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interviul e realizat de rachel cook pentru the observer si il puteti citi aici

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