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Edwidge Danticat Quotes and Sayings

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Also, people are not often aware of the way the United
States' policies influence what happens in places like
Haiti or El Salvador or Nicaragua.
Or in Columbia right now.
- Edwidge Danticat

There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup,
when there are not people in the streets,
that the country disappears from people's consciousness.
- Edwidge Danticat

People think that there is a country there that these
people are only around when they are on CNN.
I don't think that's limited to Haiti.
- Edwidge Danticat

People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.
- Edwidge Danticat

 

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children.
Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
- Edwidge Danticat

I think daily that the country's future is being thrown to the wind.
- Edwidge Danticat

I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from
neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme.
And that's what they end up knowing about it.
- Edwidge Danticat

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More and more people are able to access information -
thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are
interested you can find things.
Which is different than even 20 years ago.
- Edwidge Danticat

Someone has said that nations have interests,
they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S.
policy.
- Edwidge Danticat

In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they
were very well supported by the United States.
- Edwidge Danticat

People aren't really aware of what's happening in other places.
- Edwidge Danticat

And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States,
from 1915 to 1934.
- Edwidge Danticat

To start with, for example this year,
2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
- Edwidge Danticat

You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized.
If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate
or some official paper from the government,
you have to travel to the city.
- Edwidge Danticat

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up,
and this was, for the most part, poor people who had
extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.
- Edwidge Danticat

That's whatever news topic, whatever political process
any country is going through -
whenever they are in the news,
that's when they exist.
If you don't see them they don't exist.
- Edwidge Danticat

Creating these messes that go from administration to
administration and then you swoop in and clean them up -
with that heroic Delta force -
people not realizing that they were always there but
doing different things than what we see them doing at the moment.
- Edwidge Danticat

In terms of the idea of long-term occupation -
I have been reading a little bit more about this period -
and you can see in that occupation are many lessons
for the current occupation of Iraq.
So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of.
- Edwidge Danticat

On some level, now, we are joining the larger world
and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways,
sometimes.
What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up.
It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way.
- Edwidge Danticat

Especially moments when things are very difficult and
complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what
is happening and I am still trying to understand and
to reach family back home.
- Edwidge Danticat

On some levels, you can also have this feeling that we are being duped,
somehow.
And that the world is at play for something you would
understand more if it were pure ideology.
It is a very strange time and also basic things are being taken away.
- Edwidge Danticat

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and
free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces.
And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out,
they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America
to the Americans for very little money.
- Edwidge Danticat

In fact that is the struggle that most Americans -
As rich as this country is,
most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world,
unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way.
- Edwidge Danticat

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Careers and relationships also have their cycles
of birth, growth, and death -
to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to be caring, compassionate and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stupidity is also a gift of God,
but one mustn't misuse it.
- Pope John Paul II

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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