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Bryce Courtenay dead at 79

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 23 November, 2012 - 10:38 AM
Bryce Courtenay

4BC Afternoons:  Beloved Australian author Bryce Courtenay has died at his Canberra home on Thursday night, surrounded by his family and pets, aged 79. Courtenay penned more than 20 works including The Power of One, The Persimmon Tree and Jessica.

A statement from Penguin Books said the much-loved writer had passed away peacefully with his wife Christine, his family and his beloved pets by his side.

Photo Gallery: Bryce Courtenay's life in pictures.

LISTEN: Bob Sessions, Bryce Courtenay's publisher with Moyd and Loretta on 4BC Afternoons

LISTEN: Di Morrissey speaks about Bryce Courtenay with Moyd and Loretta on 4BC Afternoons

LISTEN: Peter And Mary From 4BC Breakfast talked with the Courtenay only this January.

Famous quotes:

“It’s been a privilege to write for you and to have you accept me as a storyteller in your lives, Now, as my story draws to an end, may I say only, `Thank you. You have been simply wonderful’.”

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”

“When man is brutalized in such a place like this,always he is looking for small signs. The smallest sign that someone is worried for him is like a fire on the dark mountain. When a man knows somebody cares, he keeps some small place,a corner maybe of his soul, clean and lit”

"The power of one is above all things The power to believe in yourself Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, The body is simply the means it uses."

“It's nothing to be ashamed of. There comes a time in everything when you don't know something.”

“Winning is a state of mind that embraces everything you do.”

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