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  1. Surviving is not something you need to learn. You don’t need to learn survival skills; you have them already. That’s why we’re here, all of us, because it’s a game of survival anyway.
  2. I wanted to go to the extreme in the sense of places that were not explored and meeting people, tribes. I wanted to have an adventure.
  3. I have returned to the Amazon to thank the people that were involved in my rescue and upon meeting them I realised that their life is in danger. They have asked for my help on a community-based initiation of a tourism project.
  4. At one point, I shook a tree full of fire ants on my head just to have some pain to distract me from my aching feet so that I could continue to walk.
  5. It was like a dream come true for me. When you write the book, it’s still intimate. It might have been a best-seller but it’s still my story, as I wrote it. The moment we or they make a movie, it’s not my story anymore. There’s a lot of letting go involved in the process.
  6. The corporate sector in my view is the most important since it is actively involved in the shaping of our life on the planet. The corporate world has the power and the means to influence politics and public trends.
  7. If you find your freedom, if you find something that cannot be taken from you, then you’re free. If your freedom depends on what you have, or you position, or your security, or anything that is just passing, because those are just waves of things.
  8. I was young, out of the military service in Israel. I was looking for a big adventure, and I was searching for it.
  9. I’d say that the only trauma I’ve suffered was existential.
  10. I think the main parenting or education you do for your children is by way of being, and not by way of having guidelines or some agenda. I think that life itself is constantly bringing learning opportunities.
  11. Sometimes experience is an obstacle because you cast your future based on your past experience.
  12. I’m not an expert on India-Pakistan relations, but, Pakistan is big enough without Kashmir and India too is big enough without Kashmir.
  13. As to the Amazon itself, the transition from conservation to sustainable development was a huge awakening since conservation was a western concept and strategy to encourage the developing world to protect biodiversity resources for the sake of future generations and the wellbeing of the planet.
  14. Everyone at Arclight has been very supportive, professional, and warm, and working with producers Mike Gabrowy and Gary Hamilton has been a wonderful experience.
  15. Survival is very powerful. All your faculties want to cling to life. We’re not tested usually, luckily, but when we are, we become superheroes.
  16. For two days I had the company of a girl. She appeared next to me. It was no less of a miracle if it was my imagination which had summoned her up, because it happened at the very moment I had broken down and given up.
  17. I have discovered that inner search by far is the most uncharted domain and it needs great courage and determination to cut through the dense vegetation of the mind so to speak before arriving at the core.
  18. When you lose everything, then you have something. It’s exactly the opposite because everything that you have, it’s not really yours. What is yours, you don’t need to earn. It’s yours by right.
  19. I went to South America with the idea that I would be an explorer, that I’d find lost tribes, become one of them, marry the chief’s daughter and find riches of gold.
  20. A professional knows what’s impossible. If you know it’s impossible, it is impossible. But if you don’t know it’s impossible, suddenly it is possible.

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