“My salvation was a free gift. I didn’t have to work for it and it’s better than any gold medal that I’ve ever won.” ―Betty Cuthbert

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“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that’s a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events — the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there — that must also be a miracle. Just because it’s not nice doesn’t mean it’s not miraculous.”
― Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

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