--- "I never once heard him mention God or heaven or any kind of afterlife. Nelson Mandela believed in justice in this lifetime."

--- "And he was, in fact, like a leader from another era, the pre-television era, with his courtliness, his seriousness, his indifference to the camera."

--- "The solution was to love him into acquiescence."

--- "Today we lost not only an international hero and a symbol of the resilient human spirit, but also the very first political figure ever who people actively wish was still alive and affecting world affairs."

--- "The words 'Nelson Mandela is dead' feel strange in the mouth today, almost impossible to say, given the unique way he was both martyred and canonised during his lifetime."