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Elspeth Huxley Quotes and Sayings

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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

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 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

I was there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

 

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

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

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

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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

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

I am the hero of Africa.
- Idi Amin

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

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle,
so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
- Nigel Dennis

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

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

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

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

One of the biggest development issues in the world
is the education of girls.
In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted,
but not in Africa and the developing countries.
- Harri Holkeri

I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world.
The most astonishing and memorable experiences were
my trips to Africa and Australia.
- Karolina Kurkova

I can't on my own change the regime in South Africa
or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies,
but I can start with me.
- River Phoenix

I don't mind snakes.
Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around...
and I'm not talking just about the government!
- Trevor Rabin

There is always something new out of Africa.
- Pliny the Elder

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious
example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.
- Thabo Mbeki

This country is armed to the teeth, and none of these
African states could begin to attack South Africa.
- Helen Suzman

On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa,
very little known.
On Monday, I was world renowned.
- Christiaan Barnard

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

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

One of the things that Africa needs,
everybody seems to agree,
is some measure of debt relief.
- Gwen Ifill

I love Africa in general South Africa and West Africa,
they are both great countries.
- Paris Hilton

I engaged upon those activities because I believed that,
in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa,
it was my duty to do so.
- Bram Fischer

I spent seven months in Africa and came back saying
there isn't anything you can say about black people
that you couldn't say about,
say, pink people except that they're black.
- Larry Rivers

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

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

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
- Jeffrey Sachs

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

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

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

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

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

Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria
and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests.
- Serge Lang

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

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

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

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

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

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned.
- Marcus Garvey

Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich.
- Naomi Klein

Africa for the Africans...
at home and abroad!
- Marcus Garvey

South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory,
going back to the end of the last century.
- Louis Leakey

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

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

South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village -
an eager workforce,
ready to take on any challenge.
- Tom Peters

I profess accurately to describe native Africa -
Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse,
whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.
- John H. Speke

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

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

I am making this trip to Africa because Washington
is an international city,
just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel.
As mayor, I am an international symbol.
Can you deny that to Africa?
- Marion Berry

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

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade,
and we cannot assure our development on our own.
- Omar Bongo

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa
was crossing Piccadilly Circus.
- Joseph Thomson

The biggest problem in South Africa is that we have a disrupted timeline.
Historically, politically, spiritually,
economically, in people's minds, in people's heads.
- Abdullah Ibrahim

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

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

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


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