Wisdom - World premiere launch
"People who work for human rights are the most valuable, and you have to be a hero to do that anywhere."
"Avoid people who look as if they know the answer, or who would have you believe they know the answer. And seek the company of people who are trying to understand the question."
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
"Generosity overpowers greed."
"I feel that I’m constantly learning, in every single thing I’ve ever done."
"Each one of us can be an oasis of peace."
"… in the next few years, people will start realising that there are alternative energies and you don’t have to go around the world starting wars over oil."
"You have to see it to be it."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu personally invited 50 of the world’s most inspiring and iconic figures over the age of 65 to share their words of wisdom. The resulting multi-media exhibition, created by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman, features extraordinary large-format portraits and filmed interviews.
Three famous Australians — Malcolm Fraser, Jimmy Little and Bryce Courtenay — feature among the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Nelson Mandela, Vanessa Redgrave, Clint Eastwood, Frank Gehry, Willie Nelson, Michael Parkinson, Mary Quant and Tutu himself.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of a hardcover photographic book of the same name, published in Australia on 1 October 2008 by Hachette Livre (RRP $75) and available from the Library Shop.