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We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these
by Nicholas D. Kristof

We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these
more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Neither Western donor countries like the U.S.
nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor,
rural and female.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

 

The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're
seeing 100,000 victims per month.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column.
I can get about 2,000 after a column.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You don't need to invade a place or install a new government
to help bring about a positive change.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

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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

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The fact that people will pay you to talk to people
and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you,
I am just amazed by that.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A little bit of attention can go a long way.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy.
It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush,
where they were dying from bad water,
malaria and malnutrition.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

As soon as I was old enough to drive,
I got a job at a local newspaper.
There was someone who influenced me.
He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It really is quite remarkable that Darfur has become a household name.
I am gratified that's the case.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You will be judged in years to come by how you responded
to genocide on your watch.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led
the way in slashing maternal mortality.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing.
People need to get upset with President Bush.
People need to get upset with their Congressmen.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Just a little help, a small security force,
a bit of food, can save lives.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
like China, where I lived and worked for some time.
I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The U.N.
Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals,
but it doesn't operate in this region.
It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There is an element of anger among women who've been raped.
There's certainly a major element of humiliation.
But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You would see people going back to homes that had been burned,
putting thatch over their structures again.
They still couldn't leave the area without the danger
of men being killed or women being raped,
but it was a start.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

One of the things that really got to me was talking
to parents who had been burned out of their villages,
had family members killed, and then when men showed
up at the wells to get water,
they were shot.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The news media's silence, particularly television news,
is reprehensible.
If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson,
we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The photos were taken by African Union soldiers.
People in Congress saw them.
I thought if people could see them, there would be public outcry.
No one would be able to say, We just didn't know what was going on there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If President Bush is serious about genocide,
an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further,
which means working with France to shore up Chad and
the Central African Republic.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential:
a major aid campaign to improve midwifery,
prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Photographs are still being taken but aren't being shown.
There's one of a skeleton bound at the wrists with
pants still around its ankles;
if it was a woman,
she was likely raped; if it was a man,
he was possibly castrated.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

We are never afraid of what is happening in this instant -
It is what MIGHT happen next that frightens us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve,
I might as well starve where the food is good.
- Virgil Thomson

There is no point at which you can say,
"Well, I'm successful now.
I might as well take a nap."
- Carrie Fisher

Never go backward.
Attempt, and do it with all your might.
Determination is power.
- Charles Simmons

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner


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