“I leave shreds of my soul on every experience” – Oriana Fallaci
“The Truth Inspires Fear” – Oriana Fallaci
““The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage” – Oriana Fallaci
“Why does all this happen? In her speech Fallaci explained that it was to a great degree because ‘truth inspires fear’. When one hears the truth, one can only be silent or join the cause. It is a call to a personal revolution, an upheaval, a departure ! perhaps forever ! from a life of ease and comfort. So most will prefer not to hear the truth — in no small part because of the difficulty of living up to it. Yet the real heroes, she said, are ‘those who raise their voices against anathemas and persecution’, while most succumb, ‘and with their silence give their approval to the civil death of those who spoke out’. – Robert Spencer on Oriana Fallaci – quoted within the quote.
09/16/06 Update! – Robert Spencer @ Jihad Watch has posted a fitting tribute to Oriana Fallaci’s life – Oriana Fallaci has died.