Saturday, June 06, 2009

Archbishop Tutu Shares Secret to Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently spoke to members of The Purpose Project in an Atlanta Hotel:

“A few years ago, I was in Bali with about 300 young people, and other elders...three or four Nobel Peace Laureates. And, at one point, one of these young people said, 'What do you have to do to win a Nobel Peace Prize?'”

“And I said to them, 'Ah, it's easy. You need three things.”

“One, you must have a large nose.”

“Two you must have an easy name, like Tutu.”

“Three,'--you know it was very hot in Bali and I'm in shorts, and I said, 'Three, you must have sexy legs.'”

“Basically saying...that Nobel Laureates don't come dropping from the sky....You don't come in a way, sort of specially equipped. We all come equally able.”

Link: Michelle Cote: Archbishop Tutu’s Dream for the Future, THP, 5 June 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Archbishop Desmond Tutu.