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Miriam Makeba Quotes and Sayings

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Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

Related topics: Parenting

I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career.
- Miriam Makeba

You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged
by those who listen to you,
and those who come to applaud you.
And to me, those people are very important.
- Miriam Makeba

But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world.
- Miriam Makeba

 

I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to,
if I can.
I am 73 now, it is taxing on me.
- Miriam Makeba

It was hard to be away from home, but I am glad that I am home now.
- Miriam Makeba

Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want,
but you cannot change people's ways.
If you must change them, you have to understand that
it will take a long time.
- Miriam Makeba

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In the mind, in the heart, I was always home.
I always imagined, really, going back home.
- Miriam Makeba

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns,
so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want,
you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over.
- Miriam Makeba

And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent
because there are those who must always cause confusion
so that we do not keep these natural resources.
- Miriam Makeba

There are a lot of homes for boys, but very few for girls,
that is why I chose to do for girls.
- Miriam Makeba

I believe I can sing anything.
- Miriam Makeba

Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now.
Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on
changing things for artists,
and it is getting much better.
We just have to organize ourselves as artists,
and then things will be better.
- Miriam Makeba

It's a really unfair world because life is,
where I am; all day long we listen to American music.
So I don't see why the radios in the U.S.
cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American.
- Miriam Makeba

For instance, we're always fighting amongst each other.
Who gives us the arms? And then we become indebted
to wherever we are buying them from -
with what? The very resources we need to keep there.
- Miriam Makeba

It is very much the theme of our President,
President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for Africa to work together,
and for Africans to get up and do things for us.
We are trying as women to do things for ourselves.
- Miriam Makeba

Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong,
and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know
where I come from how we lived in South Africa.
I just told the world the truth.
And if my truth then becomes political,
I can't do anything about that.
- Miriam Makeba

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African,
endowed by nature with a strength much greater than
my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.
- Miriam Makeba

And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite.
What they want to say is that it's third world music.
Like they use to call us under developed countries,
now it has changed to developing countries,
it's much more polite.
- Miriam Makeba

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

I never expected to see the day when girls would get
sunburned in the places they now do.
- Will Rogers

Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too,
sometimes.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Girls are crazy and mean.
They don't fight fair.
- Suzanne Vega

The Golden Girls certainly proved that there was a
large audience for a show about older women.
- Marlo Thomas

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

At home it's all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me.
Sometimes I don't want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets,
so I'll go out for a drink with the girls.
- Sadie Frost

Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls
and do mischievous things,
your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my
bedroom in search of something.
- Grandmaster Flash

As I go back and listen, the other girls weren't singing quite like I was.
- Wanda Jackson

In my dreams, I could be a Princess,
and that's what I was.
Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than
a Prince could make my dreams come true.
- Loretta Young

I dated a lot of girls all through high school,
and in college I dated a young lady for about eight months.
- Danny Pintauro

Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know
me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and
women he gets to know during his analytic hours.
- Anna Freud

When Bound was released, Boys don't Cry wasn't out yet.
Therefore it was very taboo to play a lesbian.
I loved the part, because girls never get to play the typical guy parts.
- Gina Gershon

Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors.
- Dario Argento

I think the reason they cast me as the good girls is
because they couldn't find any in Hollywood.
- Victoria Jackson

Being in the Spice Girls was an insane experience.
- Melanie Chisholm

In the end, I play a lot of friends and I really think
it's about time that some ethnic girls get out there in the lead part.
So we're developing something.
- Rachel True

I went to Ohio University studying arts and history,
and playing football.
But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports.
I only did the minimum for school.
- Ed O'Neill

When you're just shagging girls, you can talk about it,
but once it gets real, then you don't.
- Stephan Jenkins

I'm getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls.
I think any guy who says 'I've never had an awkward
moment with a girl' is a liar.
- Daniel Radcliffe

I have two young girls, 8 and 10.
They really keep me young.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I suddenly discovered that acting made girls notice me.
- Ted Lange

I like strong girls, as long as they don't get snappish.
And furthermore I think it important that you are good
buddies and she does not get angry when you don't have your day.
- Jonathan Brandis

I think it's a lame excuse for a lot of these rappers
to say they only call girls bitches or hos because they act like that.
It doesn't make them right.
- Queen Latifah

That's the awesome part.
Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer,
basketball, softball and now hockey -
and know they can win a gold medal,
too.
- Angela Ruggiero

Everybody has a bad hair day, but us girls still like
to be told we look nice even if we don't feel like we do.
- Cat Deeley

There's apparently soccer leagues that they've set
up with young Indian girls.
- Parminder Nagra

Slave girls on Gor address all free men as Master,
though, of course only one such would be her true Master.
- John Norman

I think it's important for girls to be confident.
Believe in yourself and...
everybody's hot.
- Paris Hilton

Girls have got balls.
They're just a little higher up that's all.
- Joan Jett

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now.
They dress up in these chains of gold,
cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
- Bryan Ferry

I don't like going to the mall.
I'm not really like the other girls.
I just like to go out on the golf course and play.
Golf is fun and feels really good.
- Michelle Wie

Men seem to think that page 3 girls are only interested in money.
Money doesn't impress me at all.
Not in the slightest.
- Katie Price

On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats,
which I accept and bless them in return,
a transaction satisfying to all concerned.
- Lionel Blue

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

In too many instances, the march to globalization has
also meant the marginalization of women and girls.
And that must change.
- Hillary Clinton

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.
- Susan B. Anthony

Whores are the most honest girls.
They present the bill right away.
- Alberto Giacometti

A lot of my buddies also played golf,
but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls,
they usually went that way and I went to the golf course.
- Mike Weir

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats:
it was the girls I liked.
- David Bailey

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s
when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home,
so educating them was a waste of time.
- Sara Paretsky

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
- Hannah Arendt

I think it's great when girls are artistic.
- Henry Thomas

I still have horrible luck with girls.
- Jonathan Bennett

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a
man who has been used to sensible women.
They are two distinct orders of being.
- Jane Austen


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