Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nelson Mandela: “There is No Time to be Bitter!”

David Frost, in remembering for Piers Morgan some of his favourite interviews, shares this exchange with Nelson Mandela:
“I asked Nelson Mandela, how was it that you got through 28 years, you were wrongly incarcerated, and you're not bitter? Some people said he found religion. But you're not bitter.”
“And he, instead of basking in the tribute, he said, ‘David, I would like to be bitter, but there is no time to be bitter. There is work to be done…Because that was just before the election of '93 which of course he won.
Source: Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN, 26 April 2011.
Image: Nelson Mandela.