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Africa quotes by Terence McKenna
#1. History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers. Every time a culture gets into trouble it casts itself back into the past looking for the last sane moment it ever knew. And the last sane moment we ever knew was on the plains of Africa 15,000 years ago rocked in the cradle of the Great Horned Mushroom Goddess before history, before standing armies, before slavery and property, before warfare and phonetic alphabets and monotheism, before, before, before. And this is where the future is taking us because the secret faith of the twentieth century is not modernism, the secret faith of the twentieth century is nostalgia for the archaic, nostalgia for the paleolithic, and that gives us body piercing, abstract expressionism, surrealism, jazz, rock-n-roll and catastrophe theory. The 20th century mind is nostalgic for the paradise that once existed on the mushroom dotted plains of Africa where the plant-human symbiosis occurred that pulled us out of the animal body and into the tool-using, culture-making, imagination-exploring creature that we are. And why does this matter? It matters because it shows that the way out is back and that the future is a forward escape into the past. This is what the psychedelic experience means. Its a doorway out of history and into the wiring under the board in eternity. And I tell you this because if the community understan #Quote by Terence McKenna
Africa quotes by Liya Kebede
#2. When a woman has her first child in places like Africa, they're really young. They can be 12, 13,14, so their frames are really small, and they're usually malnourished. #Quote by Liya Kebede
Africa quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#3. The South African native is probably the one impossible person to train in the entire world; he is probably impossible by any human standard. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Africa quotes by A.R. Rahman
#4. My list would be Russia, Morocco, Turkey, and South Africa I'm doing which is somewhere I've wanted to go, Australia, Japan maybe, and China, if I have the energy to go and play at all those places. #Quote by A.R. Rahman
Africa quotes by Paul Theroux
#5. No one was interested in Malabo - this was why the people in the village must have suspected him of having a deeper motive for visiting. He wanted something from them - why else would he come all this way to live in a hut? Altruism was unknown. Forty years of aid and charities and NGOs had taught them that. Only self-interested outsiders trifled with Africa, so Africa punished them for it. #Quote by Paul Theroux
Africa quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#6. In Africa, Asia, Amerindia, Oceania, Europe came and established its order of Analysis and Death. What it could not use, it killed or altered. In time the death-colonies grew strong enough to break away. But the impulse to empire, the mission to propagate death, the structure of it, kept on. Now we are in the last phase. American Death has come to occupy Europe. It has learned empire from its old metropolis. But now we have only the structure left us, none of the great rainbow plumes, no fittings of gold, no epic marches over alkali seas. The savages of other continents, corrupted but still resisting in the name of life, have gone on despite everything... while Death and Europe are separate as ever, their love still unconsummated. Death only rules here. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Africa quotes by Barack Obama
#7. The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. #Quote by Barack Obama
Africa quotes by Julius Nyerere
#8. Having come into contact with a civilization which has over-emphasized the freedom of the individual, we are in fact faced with one of the big problems of Africa in the modern world. Our problem is just this: how to get the benefits of European society - benefits that have been brought about by an organization based upon the individual - and yet retain African's own structure of society in which the individual is a member of a kind of fellowship. #Quote by Julius Nyerere
Africa quotes by Leslie Cockburn
#9. After reading Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad when I was a student at Yale, I wanted to live in the world they captured in their books. I had had some experience living in Africa. I was drawn to that kind of adventure. #Quote by Leslie Cockburn
Africa quotes by Adolf Hitler
#10. Under the guidance of the Reich, Europe would speedily have become unified. Once the Jewish poison had been eradicated, unification would have been an easy matter. France and Italy, each defeated in turn at an interval of a few months by the two Germanic Powers, would have been well out of it. Both would have had to renounce their inappropriate aspirations to greatness. At the same time they would have had to renounce their pretensions in North Africa and the Near East; and that would have allowed Europe to pursue a bold policy of friendship towards Islam. (4th February 1945) #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Africa quotes by Angelina Jolie
#11. I had a lovely experience once in Africa working with the UN when a president of a country met me about refugee issues and said 'What do you do?' I said 'I'm an actor.' He replied 'I heard that was a very difficult job and might not be the smartest job to do.' It was lovely. #Quote by Angelina Jolie
Africa quotes by V.S. Naipaul
#12. For the first time in his life he began to experience a kind of true pride. He felt himself, so to speak, taking up space when he walked in the streets; and he wondered whether this was how other people felt all the time, without effort, all the secure people he met in London and Africa. #Quote by V.S. Naipaul
Africa quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#13. If we in Nigeria and Africa generally are to experience a true national transformation, we must purposefully begin a campaign for national reorientation. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Africa quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#14. Potassium cyanide," says the talent wrangler as she leans over to pick up a paper napkin off the floor. "Found naturally in the cassava or manioc roots native to Africa, used to tint architectural blueprints in the form of the deep-blue pigment known as Prussian blue. Hence the shade 'cyan' blue. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Africa quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#15. She believed in getting as much use as possible from everything, and thought that as long as machinery, or anything else, could be cajoled into operation, it should be kept; to do otherwise, she thought, was wasteful. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Africa quotes by Tahir Shah
#16. As anyone who's ever taken an Ethiopian bus knows, there is an unwritten rule that the windows must remain firmly closed. #Quote by Tahir Shah
Africa quotes by Herman Cain
#17. Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America. #Quote by Herman Cain
Africa quotes by Barry Marshall
#18. If humans evolved in a tiny area of Africa, they only saw plants and animals within a 100-kilometre radius for a million years. When they began to migrate, there would have been different animals and plants - and potentially a lot of allergy issues. #Quote by Barry Marshall
Africa quotes by Beryl Markham
#19. It seemed that the printers of the African maps had a slightly malicious habit of including, in large letters, the names of towns, junctions, and villages which, while most of them did exist in fact, as a group of thatched huts may exist or a water hole, they were usually so inconsequential as completely to escape discovery from the cockpit. #Quote by Beryl Markham
Africa quotes by Ashraf Ghani
#20. What is common among all of these groups [Taliban, Islamic State etc.] is the intent to destroy. The majority of terrorists who come to Afghanistan are from China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or North Africa. They were expelled from their countries and pushed to ours - this is their battlefield - and all of them, be it the Taliban or others, are interlinked with the criminal economy. #Quote by Ashraf Ghani
Africa quotes by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
#21. Why are some countries able, despite their very real and serious problems, to press ahead along the road to reconciliation, recovery, and redevelopment while others cannot? These are critical questions for Africa, and their answers are complex and not always clear. Leadership is crucial, of course. Kagame was a strong leader–decisive, focused, disciplined, and honest–and he remains so today. I believe that sometimes people's characters are molded by their environment. Angola, like Liberia, like Sierra Leone, is resource-rich, a natural blessing that sometimes has the sad effect of diminishing the human drive for self-sufficiency, the ability and determination to maximize that which one has. Kagame had nothing. He grew up in a refugee camp, equipped with only his own strength of will and determination to create a better life for himself and his countrymen. #Quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Africa quotes by Horst Koehler
#22. In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa. #Quote by Horst Koehler
Africa quotes by Jamie Scallion
#23. I'm not sure what's more worrying. The list of demands or the fact he seems unaware the French stopped using francs in the last century and that Africa is a continent?" - Jerome #Quote by Jamie Scallion
Africa quotes by Harlan Coben
#24. It is always us against them. That's what all of life is. We fight wars for that reason. We make decisions every day to protect our own loved ones, even if it means hardships for others. You buy your boy a new pair of cleats for lacrosse. Maybe you could have used that money to save a starving child in Africa. But no, you let that child starve. Us against them. We all do this." "Tripp? #Quote by Harlan Coben
Africa quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#25. He was asleep in a short time and he dreamed of Africa when he was a boy and the long, golden beaches and the white beaches, so white they hurt your eyes, and the high capes and the great brown mountains. He lived along that coast now every night and in his dreams he heard the surf roar and saw the native boats come riding through it. He smelled the tar and oakum of the deck as he slept and he smelled the smell of Africa that the land breeze brought at morning. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Africa quotes by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
#26. With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It's no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive. #Quote by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Africa quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#27. I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn't matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Africa quotes by Jarod Kintz
#28. Last year I built a Courage Machine, but I thought it might be noisy and was too afraid to turn it on. So I coated it with glue, covered it with cat hair, mounted it on my wall, and started claiming it was an exotic animal I killed on a Safari in Africa. I'd like to believe people believe me, on account of it being so strange that it has to be true. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Africa quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#29. I know now that all people hunger for a noble, unsullied past, that as sure as the black nationalist dreams of a sublime Africa before the white man's corruption, so did Thomas Jefferson dream of an idyllic Britain before the Normans, so do all of us dream of some other time when things were so simple. I know now that that hunger is a retreat from the knotty present into myth and that what ultimately awaits those who retreat into fairy tales, who seek refuge in the mad pursuit to be made great again, in the image of greatness that never was, is tragedy. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Africa quotes by Walter Rodney
#30. Ethnic differences exist; of course they exist on the African continent. They are not necessarily political differences, however. They don't necessarily cause people to kill each other. They become so-called 'tribalism' when they are politicized in a particular framework. And in post-independence Africa they have been politicized largely by sections of the so-called African elite. #Quote by Walter Rodney
Africa quotes by Dambisa Moyo
#31. Many Africans succumb to the idea that they can't do things because of what society says. Images of Africa are negative - war, corruption, poverty. We need to be proud of our culture. #Quote by Dambisa Moyo
Africa quotes by John Vockler
#32. For us in the Pacific, in Asia, in India, and in Africa, Christian unity is not an optional extra. It is an urgent necessity, for our divisions are a real stumbling-block to the proclamation of the Gospel. #Quote by John Vockler
Africa quotes by Paula Hawkins
#33. I grew up in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, and I moved to London when I was 17. And I started commuting and, actually, to go to college. And I used to really enjoy that part of my journey where the - it was actually a Tube train, but it was over ground, and it went right past the backs of people's houses, and I could actually see right in. #Quote by Paula Hawkins
Africa quotes by Lewis Gordon Pugh
#34. Of all the creatures in the world that really frighten me - the hyena in Africa, the great white shark - leopard seals are near the top of the list. They're killers. If my team spots one, they'll pull me out of the water. #Quote by Lewis Gordon Pugh
Africa quotes by Chris Cleave
#35. Death is 'where you run to when none of the principalities of your conscience will grant you asylum.' ... 'In my world [(Africa)] death will come chasing. In your world [(the West)] it will start whispering in your ear to destroy yourself.'
'We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? ... A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means 'I survived'
'A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know, something fine will happen to her, something marvellous, and she will turn around and smile. #Quote by Chris Cleave
Africa quotes by Mark Haddon
#36. When people die they are sometimes put into coffins, which means that they don't mix with the earth for a very long time until the wood of the coffin rots.
But Mother was cremated. This means that she was put into a coffin and burned and ground up and turned into ash and smoke. I do not know what happens to the ash and I couldn't ask at the creamatorium because I didn't go to the funeral. But the smoke goes out of the chimney and into the air and sometimes I look up and I think that there are molecules of Mother up there, or in clouds over Africa or the Antarctic, or coming down as rain in the rain forests in Brazil, or snow somewhere. #Quote by Mark Haddon
Africa quotes by Noam Chomsky
#37. In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce. The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just don't want them. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Africa quotes by Saul Williams
#38. We cannot continually barricade ourselves under some falsified idea of race, because our idea of blackness and race is simply reactionary. Africans didn't walk around Africa being black and proud, they walked around proud. #Quote by Saul Williams
Africa quotes by Dan Rather
#39. There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples' necks if they dis-sented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions ... And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism. #Quote by Dan Rather
Africa quotes by Don Yaeger
#40. With a tennis racket strapped tightly to her hiking pack, Martina Navratilova began her ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. The tennis legend had visions of celebrating at the summit of Africa's highest peak by hitting a couple balls to see how far they might fly in the thin air at 19,341 feet. #Quote by Don Yaeger
Africa quotes by Gossy Ukanwoke
#41. Schools kill time and creativity. Find ways to workaround these limitations #Quote by Gossy Ukanwoke
Africa quotes by Lisa Morton
#42. South Africa is the only place in the Southern hemisphere where Halloween is really catching on. They have a lot of sporting events that have made it more popular there. They have motocross and rave celebrations, and they're embracing it as a youth culture thing. #Quote by Lisa Morton
Africa quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop
#43. By the Middle Ages… the introduction of the Trivium was well-known: SÂDI, an educated black from Tombouctou, author of the well-known work entitled, 'Tarikh es-Soudan' cites amongst the subjects that he mastered, logic, dialection, grammar, rhetoric, not to mention law and other disciplines...the long lists of subjects studied and the lettered African intellectuals who taught them at the University of Tombouctou… #Quote by Cheikh Anta Diop
Africa quotes by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
#44. The plant and animal kingdoms (excluding humans) offered some pleasant surprises. Organisms from these realms are much simpler to figure out. Their behaviours are not muddied by personality factors or flawed belief systems. If an insect smells like a fart, you can be sure that the stench has a genetic basis. It is neither trying to make a lofty point, nor is it suffering from an inferiority complex. #Quote by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
Africa quotes by Luke Harding
#45. As much as 25 per cent of the world's current internet traffic crosses British territory via the cables, en route between the US, Europe, Africa and all points east. Much of the remaining traffic has landing or departure points in the US. So between them Britain and the US play host to most of the planet's burgeoning data flows. #Quote by Luke Harding
Africa quotes by George Orwell
#46. The birds sang, the proles sang. the Party did not sing. All round the world, in London and New York, in Africa and Brazil, and in the mysterious, forbidden lands beyond the frontiers, in the streets of Paris and Berlin, in the villages of the endless Russian plain, in the bazaars of China and Japan - everywhere stood the same solid unconquerable figure, made monstrous by work and childbearing, toiling from birth to death and still singing. #Quote by George Orwell
Africa quotes by Paul Theroux
#47. There are places that I've always wanted to go. First I went to Africa, and when I was there I realized there were places in Africa I really to wanted to visit: The Congo, West Africa, Mombassa. I wanted to see the deep, dark, outlandish places. #Quote by Paul Theroux
Africa quotes by Oscar Pistorius
#48. To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honor and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together. #Quote by Oscar Pistorius
Africa quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#49. In Congo, a slashed jungle quickly becomes a field of flowers, and scars become the ornaments of a particular face. Call it oppression, complicity, stupefaction, call it what you like, it doesn't matter. Africa swallowed the conqueror's music and sang a new song of her own. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Africa quotes by Nicholas D. Kristof
#50. Leadership must come from the developing world itself, and that is beginning to happen. In India, Africa, and the Middle East, men and women alike are pushing for greater equality. These people need our support. #Quote by Nicholas D. Kristof
Africa quotes by Jack Falahee
#51. If I wasn't acting, I would sail professionally. Nowhere specific, but I'd sail to Bermuda, South Africa, ya know, get paid to race in Regattas, I think that'd be pretty rad. #Quote by Jack Falahee
Africa quotes by Ban Ki-moon
#52. From the Balkans to Africa, from Asia to the Middle East, we have witnessed the weakening or absence of effective governance leading to the ravaging of human rights and the abandonment of longstanding humanitarian principles. We need competent and responsible states to meet the needs of "we the peoples" for whom the UN was created. And the world's peoples will not be fully served unless peace, development and human rights, the three pillars of the UN, are advanced together with equal vigour. #Quote by Ban Ki-moon
Africa quotes by Carroll Quigley
#53. To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain. #Quote by Carroll Quigley
Africa quotes by Tara Fela-Durotoye
#54. If you start to see more successful businesses that are playing on a global level, the story of Africa will begin to change #Quote by Tara Fela-Durotoye
Africa quotes by Freeman
#55. Illuminati In Kenya Nairobi
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Africa quotes by Countee Cullen
#56. What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star or jungle track, Strong bronzed men, or regal black Women from whose loins I sprang When the birds of Eden sang? #Quote by Countee Cullen
Africa quotes by Anne Royall
#57. These bible people remind me of another calamity similar to this missionary scheme, when our people, or any christian power would go to Africa for the pious purpose of kidnapping negroes, the mother would cry out to her children "run, run, the christians are coming," so when ever you hear "bibles," run for your life, if you do not want your pockets picked, or to be insulted and slandered as I was ... and if you hear "hopeful conversions" or the "gospel," don't stop to look behind you. #Quote by Anne Royall
Africa quotes by Michael Shermer
#58. Checking a box on a form for race - "Caucasian," "Hispanic," "African-American," "Native American," or "Asian-American" - is untenable and ridiculous. For one thing, "American" is not a race, so labels such as "Asian-American" and "African-American" are still exhibits of our confusion of culture and race. For another thing, how far back does one go in history? Native Americans are really Asians, if you go back more than twenty or thirty thousand years to before they crossed the Bering land bridge between Asia and America. And Asians, several hundred thousand years ago probably came out of Africa, so we should really replace "Native American" with "African-Asian-Native American." Finally, if the Out of Africa (single racial origin) theory holds true, then all modern humans are from Africa. (Cavalli-Sforza now thinks this may have been as recently as seventy thousand years ago.) Even if that theory gives way to the Candelabra (multiple racial origins) theory, ultimately all hominids came from Africa, and therefore everyone in America should simply check the box next to "African-American. #Quote by Michael Shermer
Africa quotes by Henry Rollins
#59. The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Africa quotes by Edward Amani
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Africa quotes by Richard Dowden
#61. People had warned me about the culture shock of going to Africa. Nothing prepared me for the culture shock of coming the other way. No matter how much I talked no-one understood what I was saying. #Quote by Richard Dowden
Africa quotes by Jerry A. Coyne
#62. Since Dart's time, paleoanthropologists, geneticists, and molecular biologists have used fossils and DNA sequences to establish our place in the tree of evolution. We are apes descended from other apes, and our closest cousin is the chimpanzee, whose ancestors diverged from our own several million years ago in Africa. These are indisputable facts. And rather than diminishing our humanity, they should produce satisfaction and wonder, for they connect us to all organisms, the living and the dead. But #Quote by Jerry A. Coyne
Africa quotes by Terri Irwin
#63. That night Bindi, Steve, and I all curled up in bed together. "As long as we're together," Steve said, "everything will be just fine."
It was spooky, and I didn't want to think about it, but it did indeed seem that Steve got into trouble more when he was off on his own. Around that time, on a shoot in Africa with the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Steve slipped as he rushed to get a shot of a lizard. He put his hand out to catch himself, and placed it down right in the middle of a euphorbia plant. The bush broke into pieces, and the splinters sank deep into Steve's hand.
Kalahari bushmen use the resin of the euphorbia plant to poison-tip their spears. Steve's arm swelled and turned black. He became feverish and debated whether to go home or to the hospital. He sought the advice of the bushmen who worked with the poisonous resin regularly.
"What do you do if you get nailed by this poison?"
The bushmen smiled broadly. "We die," they said.
John filmed every step of the way as the skin of Steve's arm continued to blacken and he rode out the fever. He worried about the residual effects of gangrene.
Ultimately, Steve survived, but he felt the effects for weeks afterward. Once again, Steve and I discussed how uneasy we felt when we were apart. Every time we were together on a trip, we knew we'd be okay. When we were apart, though, we shared a disconcerting feeling that was hard to put into words. It made me feel hollow inside.
The Africa trip had #Quote by Terri Irwin
Africa quotes by Timothy Snyder
#64. After Tony [Judt]'s death, in August 2010, I toured to discuss the book we had written together, which he had entitle 'Thinking the Twentieth Century.' I realized as I traveled around the United States that its subject had been forgotten all too well. In hotel rooms, I watched Russian television toy with the traumatic American history of race, suggesting that Barack Obama had been born in Africa. It struck me as odd that the American entertainer Donald Trump picked up the theme not long thereafter. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Africa quotes by Jimmy Dore
#65. If it wasn't anti-Semitic to do it to South Africa, it's not anti-Semitic to do it to Israel. #Quote by Jimmy Dore
Africa quotes by Harrison Ford
#66. I want to go back to the Pantanal in Brazil. I've never been to sub-Saharan Africa. I'd like to take my Caravan over there and do a flying safari. I've never flown to Alaska. #Quote by Harrison Ford
Africa quotes by Boyd Norton
#67. Wilderness gave us knowledge. Wilderness made us human. We came from here. Perhaps that is why so many of us feel a strong bond to this land called Serengeti; it is the land of our youth. #Quote by Boyd Norton
Africa quotes by Victor Adeagbo
#68. The deficiency of the negro race is not as a result of the deluge number of bad leaders;rather, its is an outcome of the shortage of young negro intellect ready to lead a revolutionary africa. #Quote by Victor Adeagbo
Africa quotes by St. George Tucker
#69. Whilst America hath been the land of promise to Europeans, and their descendants, it hath been the vale of death to millions of the wretched sons of Africa ... Whilst we were offering up vows at the shrine of Liberty ... whilst we swore irreconcilable hostility to her enemies ... whilst we adjured the God of Hosts to witness our resolution to live free or die ... we were imposing on our fellow men, who differ in complexion from us, a slavery, ten thousand times more cruel than the utmost extremity of those grievances and oppressions, of which we complained. #Quote by St. George Tucker
Africa quotes by Peter Lerangis
#70. And stay away from bushes."
"Why?"
"Dude, this is South Africa home of the cobras. And I don't mean the hot ones like Ian. #Quote by Peter Lerangis
Africa quotes by Miranda Sherry
#71. From way up here, Southern Africa looks like a creature that's rolled over to expose the vast curve of a mottled brown belly with a grey tracery of veins. #Quote by Miranda Sherry
Africa quotes by John Henrik Clarke
#72. The people and the cultures of what is known as Africa are older than the word 'Africa.' According to most records, old and new, Africans are the oldest people on the face of the earth. The people now called Africans not only influenced the Greeks and the Romans, they influenced the early world before there was a place called Europe. #Quote by John Henrik Clarke
Africa quotes by Rory Freedman
#73. Compassion and mercy are important, period. It doesn't matter who's at our receiving end, but we need to be flexing those muscles. It's not mutually exclusive: If you have compassion for children starving in Africa, it doesn't mean you can't have compassion for adults in Africa or animals that are being tortured and abused. #Quote by Rory Freedman
Africa quotes by Jared Diamond
#74. In short, Europe's colonization of Africa had nothing to do with differences between European and African peoples themselves, as white racists assume. Rather, it was due to accidents of geography and biogeography - in particular, to the continents' different areas, axes, and suites of wild plant and animal species. That is, the different historical trajectories of Africa and Europe stem ultimately from differences in real estate. #Quote by Jared Diamond
Africa quotes by Aleister Crowley
#75. But neither Europe nor Africa can show any such desolation as America. The proudest, stubbornest, bitterest peasant of deserted Spain, the most primitive and superstitious Arab of the remotest oases, are a little more than kin and never less than kind at their worst; whereas in the United States one is almost always conscious of an instinctive lack of sympathy and understanding with even the most charming and cultured people. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Africa quotes by Richard Fortey
#76. When I meet some of my commuting acquaintances on the 6.21 home to Henley-on-Thames they occasionally enquire what I have done that day. I have been known to reply: 'I moved Africa 600 kilometres to the south.' They usually turn quickly to the soccer page. One #Quote by Richard Fortey
Africa quotes by Stephen J. O'Brien
#77. Field biologists studying large and charismatic animals wanted to know if their own species had genetic problems. I listened carefully to stories of koalas in Australia, giant pandas in China, black-footed ferrets in the Midwest, elephants, rhinos, and leopards in Africa, and orangutans in Asia--all threatened or endangered species attended by packs of worried field biologists. If cheetahs paid a price for their brush with extinction, did these species suffer the same? #Quote by Stephen J. O'Brien
Africa quotes by James A. Baldwin
#78. An American Negro, however deep his sympathies, or however bright his rage, ceases to be simply a black man when he faces a black man from Africa. #Quote by James A. Baldwin
Africa quotes by Robert Cohan
#79. As an American, the first thing I noticed about British dancers
was their intellectual response to movement. In countries like Israel, the USA,
Australia and South Africa, the approach is much more athletic. People spend
a lot of time outdoors, and play sports in clothing that exposes the body.
Northern Europeans tend to be more introverted – more covered up in every sense. #Quote by Robert Cohan
Africa quotes by Colson Whitehead
#80. It was nigh impossible to understand Howard's speech under normal circumstances. He favored a pidgin of his lost African tongue and slave talk. In the old days, her mother had told her, that half language was the voice of the plantation. They had been stolen from villages all over Africa and spoke a multitude of tongues. The words from across the ocean were beaten out of them over time. For simplicity, to erase their identities, to smother uprisings. All the words except for the ones locked away by those who still remembered who they had been before. "They keep 'em hid like precious gold," Mabel said. #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Africa quotes by Paul Robeson
#81. Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa. #Quote by Paul Robeson
Africa quotes by Kevin Pietersen
#82. Leaving South Africa was very difficult. #Quote by Kevin Pietersen
Africa quotes by Jesse Jackson
#83. In many ways Africa subsidised America and Europe's development. #Quote by Jesse Jackson
Africa quotes by Paul Theroux
#84. Tourists who go to Africa have more of a traditional experience than Africans do. A tourist goes on safari; Africans don't. #Quote by Paul Theroux
Africa quotes by Evangeline Lilly
#85. If I were to live in Africa, serving the poor, the number-one thing I'd miss wouldn't be running water or electricity - it would be style ... being able to get dressed up and feel beautiful. #Quote by Evangeline Lilly
Africa quotes by Djimon Hounsou
#86. Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes. #Quote by Djimon Hounsou
Africa quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#87. Chomie' is South African homosexual men's unofficial name. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Africa quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#88. I feel like everybody needs to take a sabbatical and go to Russia and Africa and work in orphanages and really witness true suffering. And then you'll just feel ridiculous for ever complaining about anything. Everybody needs that kind of reality check. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Africa quotes by Djimon Hounsou
#89. I always hope for the better for the continent and what I know comes from Africa. Living in the West we feel like we're so removed from the continent that we can somewhat shut off. #Quote by Djimon Hounsou
Africa quotes by Baaba Maal
#90. Podor is a nice town. It's at the north of Senegal near the river. The town faces the other country that is Mauritania. It is a very cultural town, because at the beginning it was closest stop when you come from the Sahara and also when you come from the south to go to the north part of Africa. It was just at the middle, and so it's where a lot of cultures of West Africa come together. #Quote by Baaba Maal
Africa quotes by Brad Thor
#91. The rain forests of the Congo Basin contained so much water that they caused their own weather system, and were known as the Lungs of Africa. #Quote by Brad Thor
Africa quotes by Howard W. French
#92. Africa occupied a relatively blank space in the minds of most Americans, and when they stopped to think about it, aided by old and deeply ingrained habits of press coverage, all they could imagine was volcano, occupation, disease, and horror. #Quote by Howard W. French
Africa quotes by Mark Manson
#93. While most people whittle their days chasing another buck, or a little bit more fame and attention, or a little bit more assurance that they're right or loved, death confronts all of us with a far more painful and important question: What is your legacy? How will the world be different and better when you're gone? What mark will you have made? What influence will you have caused? They say that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa can cause a hurricane in Florida; well, what hurricanes will you leave in your wake? #Quote by Mark Manson
Africa quotes by Dambisa Moyo
#94. We've reached a very low-level equilibrium where it's not clear whose interest it is in to develop Africa ... It's not in the interest of those in the aid industry to develop Africa because then there'd be no more industry and 500,000 people would lose their jobs. The only people whose interest it is in is Africans, but they have no voice. #Quote by Dambisa Moyo
Africa quotes by Thabo Mbeki
#95. You cannot just depend on the market, because the market will say: China needs oil; China needs coal; China needs whatever, and Africa has got all these things in abundance. And we go there and get them, and the more we develop the Chinese economy, the larger the manufacturing is, the more we need global markets - sell it to the Africans which indeed might very well destroy whatever infant industries are trying to develop on the continent. That is what the market would do. #Quote by Thabo Mbeki
Africa quotes by Dennis Brown
#96. But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa. #Quote by Dennis Brown
Africa quotes by Neil Gaiman
#97. Sometimes Coraline would forget who she was while she was daydreaming that she was exploring the Arctic, or the Amazon rainforest, or darkest Africa, and it was not until someone tapped her on the shoulder or said her name that Coraline would come back from a million miles away with a start, and all in a fraction of a second have to remember who she was, and what her name was, and that she was even there at all. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Africa quotes by Malcolm X
#98. The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia. #Quote by Malcolm X
Africa quotes by St. Lucia
#99. I feel like kids that grew up in New York City or in L.A. were exposed to all these subcultures and subgenres, whereas I was only exposed to the poppiest of pop music so I never had this negative connotation towards pop music. That's not South African music having an effect on me, but just how international music was filtered through South Africa affected me. It gave me a not-negative connotation towards pop music growing up. #Quote by St. Lucia
Africa quotes by Edward Shils
#100. People afterward told him that it had taken courage to say what he thought. Not at all, he responded; it takes courage in the Soviet Union or in South Africa to say what one thinks, not in the United States. #Quote by Edward Shils
Africa quotes by Sigmar Gabriel
#101. The G8 nations, together with the five major emerging economies of China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, use almost three-quarters of the Earth's biocapacity - the capacity of the world's ecosystems to produce natural resources and to reduce harmful substances. #Quote by Sigmar Gabriel
Africa quotes by Laura Bush
#102. It's really important, obviously, for people to realize that it is a very small percentage, only 1 percent of our total economy, of our total budget, and I think that's important for people to know. But I also know that Americans are very generous and that many, many Americans are proud that their taxpayer dollar has saved lives in Africa through the president's malaria initiative or through PEPFAR, the emergency relief plan for AIDS. #Quote by Laura Bush
Africa quotes by Athol Fugard
#103. I don't remember much about what he said because my head was trying to deal with that one word" the future! He kept using it ... " our future" "the country's future", "a wonderful future of peace and prosperity." What does he really mean, I keep asking myself. Why does my heart go hard and tight as a stone when he says it? I look around me in the location at the men and women who went out into that wonderful future before me. What do I see? Happy and contented shareholders in this in this exciting enterprise called the Republic of South Africa? No. I see a generation of tired, defeated men and women crawling back to their miserable little pondoks at the end of a day's work for the white baas or madam. And those are the lucky ones. They've at least got work. Most of them are just sitting around wasting away their lives while they wait helplessly for a miracle to feed their families, a miracle that never comes. #Quote by Athol Fugard
Africa quotes by T. B. Joshua
#104. A beggar always remains a beggar. Africa, stop begging - you have what it takes to solve your problem. #Quote by T. B. Joshua
Africa quotes by Zukiswa Wanner
#105. In South Africa today, black is the new black, bra. #Quote by Zukiswa Wanner
Africa quotes by Muammar Al-Gaddafi
#106. There are serious mistakes, among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for other people other than the sons of Israel ... Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion ... It is a mistake that another religion exists alongside Islam. There is only one religion which is Islam after Mohammed ... All those believers who do not follow Islam are losers. #Quote by Muammar Al-Gaddafi
Africa quotes by Terence McKenna
#107. I believe that the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms on the grasslands of Africa gave us the model for all religions to follow. And when, after long centuries of slow forgetting, migration, and climatic change, the knowledge of the mystery was finally lost, we in our anguish traded partnership for dominance, traded harmony with nature for rape of nature, traded poetry for the sophistry of science. In short, we traded our birthright as partners in the drama of the living mind of the planet for the broken pot shards of history, warfare, neurosis, and-if we do not quickly awaken to our predicament-planetary catastrophe. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Africa quotes by Christine O'Donnell
#108. About President Bush's stand against condoms, condoms will not protect you from AIDS . So to just throw a bunch of condoms over to Africa and say, here, we're helping you with AIDS, is just going to further the spread of AIDS over there. #Quote by Christine O'Donnell
Africa quotes by Kevin Sites
#109. Others, however, perhaps overwhelmed by what they read, say Africa should be written off, that it's beyond repair. My experiences so far say we should put it in perspective. For instance, a new nation that has just won its independence from a colonial power struggles with internal graft and corruption, civil war and economic turbulence - more developed nations see it as a basket-case. Yet 200+ years later it emerges as the world's sole superpower. Yes, America. #Quote by Kevin Sites
Africa quotes by Nelson Mandela
#110. Let us join hands and build a truly South African nation. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Africa quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#111. Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, and many of the European countries that we all admire today, don't have one tenth of the natural resources that African countries have. Yet, because of the principles of truth and honesty, they have been able to build some of the most civilized societies in the modern world. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Africa quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop
#112. Humanity's moral conscience progresses, slowly yet surely... #Quote by Cheikh Anta Diop
Africa quotes by Richard Pryor
#113. When I was in Africa, this voice came to me and said, Richard, what do you see? I said, I see all types of people. The voice said, But do you see any niggers? I said, No. It said, Do you know why? 'Cause there aren't any. #Quote by Richard Pryor
Africa quotes by Ha-Joon Chang
#114. Unless South Africa is #Quote by Ha-Joon Chang
Africa quotes by Meir Ezra
#115. If you see someone who doesn't have what they want it's because they cannot give. They cannot accept because they cannot give. #Quote by Meir Ezra
Africa quotes by Philip K. Dick
#116. But, he thought, what does it mean, insane? A legal definition. What do I mean? I feel it, see it, but what is it?

He thought, It is something they do, something they are. It is their unconsciousness. Their lack of knowledge about others. Their not being aware of what they do to others, the destruction they have caused and are causing. No, he thought. That isn't it. I don't know; I sense it, I intuit it. But -- they are purposelessly cruel... is that it? No, God, he thought. I can't find it, make it clear. Do they ignore parts of reality? Yes. But it is more. It is their plans. Yes, their plans. The conquering of the planets. Something frenzied and demented, as was their conquering of Africa, and before that, Europe and Asia.

Their view; it is cosmic. Not a man here, a child there, but an abstraction : race, land. Volk. Land. Blut. Ehre. Not of honourable men but of Ehre itself, hounor; the abstract is real, the actual is invisible to them. Die Güte, but not good men, this good man. It is their sense of space and time. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Africa quotes by George Ayittey
#117. Hippos kill more people in Africa annually than any other wild animal. #Quote by George Ayittey
Africa quotes by Nicky Oppenheimer
#118. I don't think Africa gets as much credit as it should have on the world stage. People tend to think of us as coming from The Dark Continent, where nothing good goes on. That's not true. A huge amount of, as I say, entrepreneurship goes on. #Quote by Nicky Oppenheimer
Africa quotes by Marcus Garvey
#119. I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there. #Quote by Marcus Garvey
Africa quotes by Serena Williams
#120. The red kind of symbolizes a lot of things I do in Africa, along with a lot of the work, like the red laces. Everybody that buys a pair can pretty much save a life in Africa. #Quote by Serena Williams
Africa quotes by Djimon Hounsou
#121. When most people in the West think about Africa, is their first thought about the game reserves and who's chasing gazelles, or are they looking at Africans as people who are equally equipped to do great things, as in the West? #Quote by Djimon Hounsou
Africa quotes by Gwen Ifill
#122. One of the things that Africa needs, everybody seems to agree, is some measure of debt relief. #Quote by Gwen Ifill
Africa quotes by George Ayittey
#123. What Africa needs to do is to grow, to grow out of debt. #Quote by George Ayittey
Africa quotes by Angelique Kidjo
#124. What we have to learn from the women of Africa is that every day is worth living. #Quote by Angelique Kidjo
Africa quotes by Wadah Khanfar
#125. I started as an engineer. I migrated to philosophy and international politics. And I did my studies about African - Africa democracy and democratization in Africa, taking Kenya as a model. And then, while I was doing so in 1996 in South Africa, Al Jazeera was established. So they requested me to be an analyst on African affairs. #Quote by Wadah Khanfar
Africa quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#126. Now if we can get white population, immigrants and big companies and so on moving into Africa and if we can get with that Scientology well established in Southern Africa, why we can then look forward to a salvage operation base, in case the northern hemisphere's lights go out. #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Africa quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#127. When people have tried everything and have discovered that nothing works, they will tend to revert to what they know best - which will often be the tribe, the totem, or the taboo. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Africa quotes by Aime Cesaire
#128. Africa, help me to go home, carry me like an aged child in your arms. Undress me and wash me. Strip me of all of these garments, strip me as a man strips off dreams when the dawn comes ... #Quote by Aime Cesaire
Africa quotes by Naomi Novik
#129. You can actually muck with history and think about what if, why not. What if there were dragons in the Incan Empire that allowed them to resist colonization? What if there were a massive dragon empire in the middle of the interior of southern Africa that decided to take objection to the slave trade? #Quote by Naomi Novik
Africa quotes by Asher Roth
#130. You guys are always going off about how much money you have. Do you realize what's going on in this world right now?' All these black rappers? African rappers? Talking about how much money they have. Do you realize what's going on in Africa right now? It's just like, you guys are disgusting. Talking about billions and billions of dollars you have. And spending it frivolously, when you know, the Motherland is suffering beyond belief right now. #Quote by Asher Roth
Africa quotes by Noam Chomsky
#131. In fact if you look at Reagan's global war on terrorism it very quickly turned into a massive terrorist war: [by us] Central America, South Africa, the Middle East, all U.S.-backed terrorism. That's one of the reasons why it disappeared from history and why the standard line is that Bush 43 declared the war on terror. Actually he just repeated what Reagan had said 20 years earlier. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Africa quotes by Robert McCammon
#132. They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end. #Quote by Robert McCammon
Africa quotes by Alan Paton
#133. If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing. #Quote by Alan Paton
Africa quotes by Liya Kebede
#134. There's a saying in Africa: 'To find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave.' #Quote by Liya Kebede
Africa quotes by St. Lucia
#135. There were times when I would suddenly realize making music is a crazy pipe dream. I would see bands that did super well in South Africa still struggling to survive, or even people on the international level who are doing well but financially can't really support themselves. #Quote by St. Lucia
Africa quotes by Alan W. Watts
#136. We therefore work, not
for the work's sake, but for money - and money is supposed to get us
what we really want in our hours of leisure and play. In the United
States even poor people have lots of money compared with the wretched
and skinny millions of India, Africa, and China, while our middle andupper classes (or should we say "income groups") are as prosperous as
princes. Yet, by and large, they have but slight taste for pleasure. Money
alone cannot buy pleasure, though it can help. For enjoyment is an art
and a skill for which we have little talent or energy. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Africa quotes by L. Ron Hubbard
#137. The problem of South Africa is different than the world thinks. There is no native problem. The native worker gets more than white workers do in England! [ ... ] The South African government is not a police state. It's easier on people than the United States government! #Quote by L. Ron Hubbard
Africa quotes by Terry Pratchett
#138. Anathema didn't only believe in ley-lines, but in seals, whales, bicycles, rainforests, whole grain in loaves, recycled paper, white South Africans out of South Africa, and Americans out of practically everywhere down to and including Long Island. She didn't compartmentalize her beliefs. They were welded into one enormous, seamless belief, compared with which that held by Joan of Arc seemed a mere idle notion. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Africa quotes by Kameron Hurley
#139. When I sat down with one of my senior professors in Durban, South Africa to talk about my Master's thesis, he asked me why I wanted to write about women resistance fighters.

"Because women made up twenty percent of the ANC's militant wing!" I gushed. "Twenty percent! When I found that out I couldn't believe it. And you know – women have never been part of fighting forces –"
The Huntress

The Huntress, art by S. Ross Browne

He interrupted me. "Women have always fought," he said.

"What?" I said.

"Women have always fought," he said. "Shaka Zulu had an all-female force of fighters. Women have been part of every resistance movement. Women dressed as men and went to war, went to sea, and participated actively in combat for as long as there have been people. #Quote by Kameron Hurley
Africa quotes by Anne M. Chappel
#140. Her task seemed ridiculous, the result of a momentary weakness, of believing in the impossible, that stories have a trajectory where we find things out, resolve things to our satisfaction and come out the other side, wiser and happier #Quote by Anne M. Chappel
Africa quotes by Doris Lessing
#141. The point is, that the function of the novel seems to be changing; it has become an outpost of journalism; we read novels for information about areas of life we don't know - Nigeria, South Africa, the American army, a coal-mining village, coteries in Chelsea, etc. We read to find out what is going on. One novel in five hundred or a thousand has the quality a novel should have to make it a novel - the quality of philosophy. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Africa quotes by Edward Gibbon
#142. on the west, the Atlantic Ocean; the Rhine and Danube on the north; the Euphrates on the east; and towards the south, the sandy deserts of Arabia and Africa. ^4 #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Africa quotes by Chinua Achebe
#143. Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. #Quote by Chinua Achebe
Africa quotes by Bessie Head
#144. The philosophy of love and peace strangely overlooked who was in possession of the guns. There had been love and peace for some time on the continent of Africa because for all this time black men had been captivated by the doctrines of Christianity. It took them centuries to realize its contradictions ... perhaps there was no greater crime as yet than all the lies Western civilization had told in the name of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Bessie Head
Africa quotes by Doris Lessing
#145. Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Africa quotes by Zendaya
#146. My mother's proud of where she's from, and her history, and her past, and same with my dad. I have roots in Africa. Like, I am from Africa as well as from Germany, and I am very proud of that. #Quote by Zendaya
Africa quotes by Hakeem Olajuwon
#147. When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa. #Quote by Hakeem Olajuwon
Africa quotes by Nicholas Kristof
#148. I do think that humanitarians and journalists alike have focused on all the things that go wrong, and that they sometimes leave the perception in the public that the war on poverty has been lost. That Africa is just a bottomless pit of despair. When, in fact, really the opposite is true on both fronts. #Quote by Nicholas Kristof
Africa quotes by Stephen Fry
#149. As humourless a lump of dough as ever held a torchlight vigil outside the South African Embassy or stuck an AIDS awareness ribbon on an unwilling first-nighter. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Africa quotes by Matthew McConaughey
#150. Traveling is a great love of mine. I love South America and Africa. I'm your ultimate backpacker when I'm away. It's just me and my backpack. It's good for getting away from the industry. #Quote by Matthew McConaughey
Africa quotes by Lisa Kristine
#151. There are more than 27 million people enslaved in the world today - that's double the amount of people taken from Africa during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade. #Quote by Lisa Kristine
Africa quotes by India.Arie
#152. It's not fair that people ignore AIDS in Africa because it's Africa. It's not fair. #Quote by India.Arie
Africa quotes by Tran Duc Luong
#153. While a handful of countries and a small number of people are leading ample life, dozens of countries and billions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are being left in absolute poverty. #Quote by Tran Duc Luong
Africa quotes by Peter Godwin
#154. I feel to that the gap between my new life in New York and the situation at home in Africa is stretching into a gulf, as Zimbabwe spirals downwards into a violent dictatorship. My head bulges with the effort to contain both worlds. When I am back in New York, Africa immediately seems fantastical – a wildly plumaged bird, as exotic as it is unlikely.

Most of us struggle in life to maintain the illusion of control, but in Africa that illusion is almost impossible to maintain. I always have the sense there that there is no equilibrium, that everything perpetually teeters on the brink of some dramatic change, that society constantly stands poised for some spasm, some tsunami in which you can do nothing but hope to bob up to the surface and not be sucked out into a dark and hungry sea. The origin of my permanent sense of unease, my general foreboding, is probably the fact that I have lived through just such change, such a sudden and violent upending of value systems.

In my part of Africa, death is never far away. With more Zimbabweans dying in their early thirties now, mortality has a seat at every table. The urgent, tugging winds themselves seem to whisper the message, memento mori, you too shall die. In Africa, you do not view death from the auditorium of life, as a spectator, but from the edge of the stage, waiting only for your cue. You feel perishable, temporary, transient. You feel mortal.

Maybe that is why you seem to live more vividly in A #Quote by Peter Godwin
Africa quotes by Henry Rollins
#155. Nelson Mandela will always be the face of South Africa. The traveler passing through the country will see Mandela's face almost everywhere he looks. Truly, the man is omnipresent. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Africa quotes by Ali A. Mazrui
#156. Culture is the celebration of diversity. Let us therefore not deny our origin; but instead celebrate ours as a cultural mosaic not a tower of Babel , but a power of Babel #Quote by Ali A. Mazrui
Africa quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#157. In the late nineteenth century, many educated Indians were taught the same lesson by their British masters. One famous anecdote tells of an ambitious Indian who mastered the intricacies of the English language, took lessons in Western-style dance, and even became accustomed to eating with a knife and fork. Equipped with his new manners, he travelled to England, studied law at University College London, and became a qualified barrister. Yet this young man of law, bedecked in suit and tie, was thrown off a train in the British colony of South Africa for insisting on travelling first class instead of settling for third class, where 'coloured' men like him were supposed to ride. His name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Africa quotes by Peter Vollmer
#158. I had access to excerpts to the original version of Per Fine Ounce which were provided to us by David Jenkins, the son of Geoffrey Jenkins, with his consent to write another South Africa thriller using Commander Geoffrey Peace as the main character, and using the same title Per Fine Ounce. David kindly gave us permission to include previously unpublished extracts from the original Bond novel as a front piece for my novel. #Quote by Peter Vollmer
Africa quotes by Alexandra Fuller
#159. But this is africa, so hardly anything is normal. #Quote by Alexandra Fuller
Africa quotes by Donald Evans
#160. I am on my way to Ghana tomorrow morning and you just need to know that this Administration is very focused on doing all we can to promote economic development in this part of the world, in Africa, throughout Africa, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. #Quote by Donald Evans
Africa quotes by Sunil Bharti Mittal
#161. Beg, borrow, steal, Africa needs to build infrastructure. #Quote by Sunil Bharti Mittal
Africa quotes by Yanis Varoufakis
#162. This strategy, which was then used as the template for the rest of the European periphery, turning the majority of European states into what I jokingly refer to as Bailoutistan, was always going to backfire on the European economy. Tim Geithner and Jack Lew, his successor in the US Treasury Department, understood this well. They shared the concern that what started in Greece in 2010, with the combination of an absurd bailout and a hideous level of austerity, has put Europe into a position that undermines America's recovery and threatens the prospects of China, Latin America, even India and Africa. #Quote by Yanis Varoufakis
Africa quotes by Jodi Picoult
#163. On the last good day he went to work for three hours and then came home and put on the History Channel. The program was about the Airstream RV. When it first came out, one one white knew what to make of the silver bullet, so the company sent a caravan of them on a promotional tour across Africa and Egypt. The native tribes came up the the RVs and poked at them with their spears. They prayed for the beasts to leave.
On the last good day, my father didn't' fall asleep while he was watching the show. He turned to me and said words that at the time were only words, not the life lessons they've since exploded into. "It just goes to show you," my father told me on the last good day, "the world's only as big as what you know. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Africa quotes by Mo Ibrahim
#164. The brain drain from Africa has been reversed. #Quote by Mo Ibrahim
Africa quotes by Wangari Maathai
#165. I stand before you and the world humbled by this recognition and uplifted by the honour of being the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate. As the first African woman to receive this prize, I accept it on behalf of the people of Kenya and Africa, and indeed the world. I am especially mindful of women and the girl child. I hope it will encourage them to raise their voices and take more space for leadership. #Quote by Wangari Maathai
Africa quotes by Tony Elumelu
#166. Everything I have today is because of Africa, I was born here, went to school here, I work here and I'm achieving some level of financial comfort here #Quote by Tony Elumelu
Africa quotes by Mo Ibrahim
#167. I don't subscribe to the narrative that Africa is backward because of colonialism. #Quote by Mo Ibrahim
Africa quotes by Peter Gracey
#168. I hope, my African brothers and sisters that you will understand, Not because you live in a Europe makes you a European. I hope, my African brothers and sisters that you will understand, Not because you live in North America makes you an American. I know, the picture of Africa is tainted, that's what you were led to believe. But you can't continue to hate the root and continue to love the tree. #Quote by Peter Gracey
Africa quotes by Alice Walker
#169. God is different to us now, after all these years in Africa. More spirit than ever before, and more internal. Most people think he has to look like something or someone- a roofleaf or Christ- but we don't. And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us. #Quote by Alice Walker
Africa quotes by Dian Fossey
#170. There was no way that I could explain to dogs, friends, or parents my compelling need to return to Africa to launch a long-term study of the gorillas. Some may call it destiny and others may call it dismaying. I call the sudden turn of events in my life fortuitous. #Quote by Dian Fossey
Africa quotes by Kevin Eubanks
#171. In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks. #Quote by Kevin Eubanks
Africa quotes by Doris Lessing
#172. Y'know, there's a very interesting state of Anarchy up there. Everything's cracking up. That lot of tycoons; they don't believe in anything. They remind me of the white people in Central Africa. They used to say, 'Well, of course the blacks will drive us into the sea in fifty years time'. They used to say it cheerfully. In other words, 'We know that what we're doing is wrong. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Africa quotes by Nadifa Mohamed
#173. As their figures recede, it strikes Filsan as ironic that they had delayed fleeing so they could take as many of their possessions as possible, but now those very possessions prevent their flight. #Quote by Nadifa Mohamed
Africa quotes by Helen Suzman
#174. This country is armed to the teeth, and none of these African states could begin to attack South Africa. #Quote by Helen Suzman
Africa quotes by Jacqueline Novogratz
#175. Africa can stun you in an instant. It can throw floods and drought and disease at you, sometimes all at the same time. In the next moment, it will tease you with its magnificent beauty, so even if you don't forget, you can find a way to forgive. Ultimately, it keeps you coming back for more. #Quote by Jacqueline Novogratz
Africa quotes by Lance Morrow
#176. Africa has a genious for extremes, for the beginning and the end. It seems simultaneously connected to some memory of Eden and to some foretaste of apocalypse. Nowhere is day more vivid or night darker. Nowhere are forests more luxuriant. Nowhere is there a continent more miserable #Quote by Lance Morrow
Africa quotes by Beryl Markham
#177. But the soul of Africa, its integrity, the slow inexorable pulse of its life, is its own and of such singular rhythm that no outsider, unless steeped from childhood in its endless, even beat, can ever hope to experience it, except only as a bystander might experience a Masai war dance knowing nothing of its music nor the meaning of its steps. #Quote by Beryl Markham
Africa quotes by Stanley Kunitz
#178. A poet needs to keep his wilderness alive inside him. To remain a poet after forty requires an awareness of your darkest Africa, that part of yourself that will never be tamed. #Quote by Stanley Kunitz
Africa quotes by Kevin Kwan
#179. Siem began to play the first familiar chords of "Theme from Out of Africa," and sighs of delight could be heard from the audience, Oliver noted, "It's all about that chin, isn't it, clenched against the violin as if he's makine savage love to it. That marvelous chin is what's making all the ladies cream their knickers. #Quote by Kevin Kwan
Africa quotes by Obehi Peter Ewanfoh
#180. The feast was seen everywhere and in everything. Some women in semi-dresses were busy doing many things at once. Domestic animals were crying their last, with knives on their throats. They too were celebrating the feast in their own ways.Pg.93 #Quote by Obehi Peter Ewanfoh
Africa quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#181. Islamic fundamentalism in its activist manifestation is bad news. Religious fundamentalism in general is bad news. We know about religious fundamentalism in South Africa. Calvinist fundamentalism has been an unmitigated force of benightedness in our history. #Quote by J.M. Coetzee
Africa quotes by Damon Albarn
#182. It always struck me that Africa was, in a strange way, a futuristic place and had elements and vibes and spirits that were going to inform the future. Africa Express is an attempt to engage that power outside Africa, and for everyone to benefit from it. #Quote by Damon Albarn
Africa quotes by Martha McSally
#183. If it were in our national security to deploy to South Africa under apartheid, would we have found it acceptable or customary to segregate African American soldiers from other American soldiers, and say, 'It's just a cultural thing'? I don't think so. I would hope not. #Quote by Martha McSally
Africa quotes by Corneille Ewango
#184. Building capacities for the young generation is going to make a better generation and a better future tomorrow for Africa. #Quote by Corneille Ewango
Africa quotes by Richard Attias
#185. It is my firm belief that action on the issues that matter for Africa must emerge from within Africa itself. #Quote by Richard Attias
Africa quotes by Jojo Moyes
#186. He didn't drink in her company, and no longer missed it. the challenge she posed was an adequate substitute for alcohol, and besides, he liked being in control of who he was when he was with her. Having spoken little since his last months in Africa, afraid of what he might reveal, the weaknesses he might expose, he now found he wanted to talk. He like the way she watched him when he did, as if nothing he might say would change the fundamental opinion of him, as if nothing he confided would later be used in evidence against him. #Quote by Jojo Moyes
Africa quotes by Alex Haley
#187. I acknowledge immense debt to the griots [tribal poets] of Africa - where today it is rightly said that when a griot dies, it is as if a library has burned to the ground. #Quote by Alex Haley
Africa quotes by Damian Marley
#188. By the time Africa is developed, it will be the wonderland of the world, 'cause it will be able to make use of all the mistakes of other nations. But it nah go just drop out of the sky. So we have to put in work. #Quote by Damian Marley
Africa quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#189. We can be hindered in our development and our personal growth by political conditions. Outer circumstances can constrain us. Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings. But we are just as much determined by inner potential and outer opportunities as the Stone Age boy on the Rhine, the lion in Africa, or the apple tree in the garden. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Africa quotes by Walter E. Williams
#190. Maybe I'm overly pessimistic, but most of Africa is a continent without much hope for its people ... What [Africa] needs, the West cannot give. ... what Africans need is personal liberty ... [and] guarantees of private property rights and rule of law. #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Africa quotes by Wilbur Smith
#191. I'm not a prophet; I can only use historical reality to come to a view of the future, and my view is that Africa will return to being African and not European. The advent of colonialism was foreign to the country itself, but it will return to what it was before the Europeans arrived. #Quote by Wilbur Smith
Africa quotes by Neel Burton
#192. One of the central tenets of the Western worldview is that one should always be engaged in some kind of outward task. Thus, the Westerner structures his time - including, sometimes, even his leisure time - as a series of discrete programmed activities which he must submit to in order to tick off from an actual or virtual list. One need only observe the expression on his face as he ploughs through yet another family outing, cultural event, or gruelling exercise routine to realise that his aim in life is not so much to live in the present moment as it is to work down a never-ending list. If one asks him how he is doing, he is most likely to respond with an artificial smile, and something along the lines of, 'Fine, thank you – very busy of course!' In many cases, he is not fine at all, but confused, exhausted, and fundamentally unhappy. In contrast, most people living in a country such as Kenya in Africa do not share in the Western worldview that it is noble or worthwhile to spend all of one's time rushing around from one task to the next. When Westerners go to Kenya and do as they are wont to do, they are met with peels of laughter and cries of 'mzungu', which is Swahili for 'Westerner'. The literal translation of 'mzungu' is 'one who moves around', 'to go round and round', or 'to turn around in circles'. #Quote by Neel Burton
Africa quotes by Tony Dovale
#193. Until Africa changes it's Mindset - It will forever be a "basket case" looking for international support, funding and charity.
We need to Rethink Innovation #Quote by Tony Dovale
Africa quotes by Richard Engel
#194. When you look at - when you talk to people in Africa and across the Middle East, they're not satisfied with the way things are going. Sure, this idea of democracy was injected into the region, but it has brought mostly chaos. #Quote by Richard Engel
Africa quotes by Li Keqiang
#195. Africa has a time-honored and brilliant civilization. #Quote by Li Keqiang
Africa quotes by Ertharin Cousin
#196. The majority of small-holder farmers in Africa are women and, in urban areas, you're primarily looking at women-led households. So we can't solve hunger if we don't have gender-sensitive programming that addresses access to opportunities for women, whether it's through education or tools for cooking, like solar-powered stoves. #Quote by Ertharin Cousin
Africa quotes by William Kamkwamba
#197. Where the world sees trash, Africa recycles. Where the world see junk, Africa sees rebirth. #Quote by William Kamkwamba
Africa quotes by Liya Kebede
#198. It's not just Ethiopia, but Africa in general - most of the media concentrates on what's not going well. But there is so much beauty there. When you go, it changes everything. It changes you, your life, and the way you see things. The challenge is changing the image of Africa that's been anchored in people for years now. #Quote by Liya Kebede
Africa quotes by Naomi Novik
#199. You are not wrong," Laurence said. He had assumed as much himself, after all, in his Navy days: had thought the Corps full of wild, devil-may-care libertines, disregarding law and authority as far as they dared, barely kept in check-- to be used for their control over the beasts, and not respected.

"But if we have more liberty than we ought," Laurence said, after a moment, struggling through, "it is because they have not enough: the dragons. They have no stake in victory but our happiness; their daily bread and nation would give them just to have peace and quiet. We are given licence so long as we do what we ought not; so long as we use their affections to keep them obedient and quiet, to ends which serve them not at all-- or which harm."

"How else do you make them care?" Granby said. "If we left off, the French would only run right over us, and take our eggs themselves."

"They care in China," Laurence said, "and in Africa, and they care all the more, that their rational sense is not imposed on, and their hearts put into opposition with their minds. If they cannot be woken to a natural affection for their country, such as we feel, it is our fault, and not theirs. #Quote by Naomi Novik
Africa quotes by Dikembe Mutombo
#200. My good friend Yao Ming was the first big player in the NBA to come from China. He gave himself to the game and was successful. That inspired the NBA to invest more and do more for the game of basketball. We're building academies not just in China, but in India, Africa, Europe and South America as well. #Quote by Dikembe Mutombo

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