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Elspeth Huxley Quotes

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Africa is a cruel country; it takes your heart and
grinds it into powdered stone -
and no one minds.
- Elspeth Huxley

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
- Nelson Mandela

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

 

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

People say that slaves were taken from Africa.
This is not true: People were taken from Africa,
among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.
- Abdullah Ibrahim

Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western
Europe can be called the 'cities of the world',
then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the
rural areas of the world'.
- Lin Biao

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I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense.
- C. L. R. James

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa,
the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant

I've been to Africa three times.
All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture.
The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
- Bill O'Reilly

Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do,
and Africa is something I have to do.
That's the way it breaks down in my life.
- Bob Geldof

Do you think that the people of South Africa,
or anywhere on the continent of Africa,
or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
- Arundhati Roy

Although native Africans domesticated some plants in
the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa,
they acquired valuable domestic animals only later,
from the north.
- Jared Diamond

Sometime during the many millions of years that have
elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence,
some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
- Louis Leakey

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat,
essentially in Africa and the third world.
The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965,
is what opened the path.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years.
I love to ice skate.
- Kenny Baker

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying.
Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes
without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
- John Keegan

I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa.
- Richard Leakey

South Africa is blessed to have women and men like
yourselves who have little to give but give what you
have with open hands and open hearts.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

If there was no black man there would be no Rock'n'Roll.
The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock'n'Roll and Jazz.
- Ray Manzarek

So this is why I'm always say happy that somebody mentions Rwanda,
because behind Rwanda, we have Africa.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant
regimes outside the walls as well -
the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
- Barbara Amiel

It makes it difficult to decide which to go see,
since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa
is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made.
- Terry Zwigoff

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

I am the hero of Africa.
- Idi Amin

South Africa belongs to all who live in it,
black and white.
- Thabo Mbeki

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

They talk about the failure of socialism but where
is the success of capitalism in Africa,
Asia and Latin America?
- Fidel Castro

I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia,
Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway.
I had to be everywhere.
- Adolf Galland

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South
Africa the greatest possible gift -
a more human face.
- Steven Biko

Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch,
I wouldn't like to say.
Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west,
but Africa was definitely the place.
- Richard Leakey

Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and,
as we develop the peace process, we continue to use
examples from South Africa.
- Gerry Adams

The white man is not indigenous to Africa.
Africa is for Africans.
Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.
- Robert Mugabe

We cannot do everything in Africa, but doing nothing is not an option.
- Lee H. Hamilton

By 2010, Africa could be providing the United States
with as many oil imports as the Middle East.
- Anthony Lake

Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies,
have no more feeling for the average stockholder than
they do for baboons in Africa.
- T. Boone Pickens

I just think you people would be happier back in Africa where you came from.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic.
I am interested in people, and where they come from
happens to have fallen within an area of Africa.
- Katherine Dunham

Our success educationally, industrially and politically
is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves.
And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
- Marcus Garvey

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference for Africa.
- Wangari Maathai

I helped found Artists for New South Africa,
but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa.
Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
- Mary Steenburgen

We have a vision of South Africa in which black and
white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity.
- Oliver Tambo

I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned.
The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
- Marcus Garvey

In black Africa, one does not strike,
one does not express, one walks right.
- Yannick Noah

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.
- George Kimble

I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was
involved with the radio in Africa in the same period
as I was doing Concrete -
I was doing both at the same time.
- Pierre Schaeffer

God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders,
And give her peace.
- Trevor Huddleston

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age,
we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
- Robert Mugabe

The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed
by members of the local Muslim community,
immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa.
- Otto Schily

We emigrated to South Africa and later to Canada so
I went to school in several places.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest,
most disgraceful pages in contemporary history,
and everybody ought to be ashamed.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

They don't have the news media set up in Africa that
we do in the United States,
where televisions are so accessible and newspapers
and magazines are able to educate people.
- Matthew Modine

This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President
Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development,
investment and trade.
- Donald Evans

I was afterwards sorry for this, though,
if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives,
as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners.
- John H. Speke

Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan
Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ
scores relative to whites.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart.
They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro
boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
- Mary McLeod Bethune

It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim
of the September 11 attacks.
- Omar Bongo

We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid,
firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa.
- Oliver Tambo

I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito.
But the fact that a white man, even an American,
was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.
- Henry Morton Stanley

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power,
its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples,
are part and parcel of the same thing.
- Oliver Tambo

I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton.
I met him two years ago.
I was looking forward to talking with him about issues
from Africa to terrorism.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.
- Dennis Brown

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I had a hard time convincing students that they were
going to North Africa to understand the North Africans,
not to understand themselves.
- Clifford Geertz

I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict:
Ireland,
South Africa, the Czech republic.
People there are overflowing with energy.
- Brian Eno

All I know is that every time I go to Africa,
I am shaken to my core.
- Stephen Lewis

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.
- Marcus Garvey


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