TED演讲:有关激情的故事(01)

发表时间:2018-02-20内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Thank you so much. It's really scary to be here among the smartest of the smart.

非常感谢。站在你们这些绝顶聪明的人之间让我感到有一点可怕。

I'm here to tell you a few tales of passion.

我将会在这里讲述关于激情的故事。

There's a Jewish saying that I love. What is truer than truth? Answer: The story.

我很喜欢一句犹太谚语。比事实更为真实的是什么?答案:故事。

I'm a storyteller. I want to convey something that is truer than truth about our common humanity.

我善于讲故事。我希望能够向大家诉说比事实更为真实且有关于日常人性的故事。

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.

我对所有的故事都感兴趣,让我念念不忘,直到我的写作结束。

Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.

总有一些特定的话题涌入我的脑海:公正,诚实,暴力,死亡,政治以及社会问题,当然也包括自由。

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.

我知道在我们周围充满了神奇,所以我写下了关于偶遇,预感,感情,梦想,自然的力量,魔术的故事。

In the last 20 years I have published a few books, but I have lived in anonymity until February of 2006,

在过去的20年间我出版了一些书籍,但是直到2006年2月我的生活一直很平淡,

when I carried the Olympic flag in the Winter Olympics in Italy. That made me a celebrity.

那时我在意大利冬奥会上举着奥林匹克旗,这让我成为了名人。

Now people recognize me in Macy's, and my grandchildren think that I'm cool.

现在去商场也能被认出来,我的孙子们都觉得这很酷。

Allow me to tell you about my four minutes of fame.

请允许我在四分钟内讲述关于荣誉的故事。

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