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Africa Quotes

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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

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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

We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.
- Abdoulaye Wade

In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured
against the fate of Africa.
- Horst Koehler

 

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

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

One of the most amazing locations I've ever been is
the top of the volcano in Tanzania,
Africa.
It's an actual volcano where you really have this lava every day.
- Jan de Bont

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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

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

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

I'm over there filming in South Africa now,
and two in five are HIV-positive now.
Not many people know that.
- Bruce Davison

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

That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development
in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is
at the center of sustainable development.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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

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

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

No matter what vision one has of South Africa,
the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
- Joe Slovo

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

That is not enough.
Sport has been great for me, a great learning place
that if you want to achieve you can,
even if you are from the poorest part of Africa.
- Haile Gebrselassie

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

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

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

This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa,
so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about
this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here.
- Donald Evans

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

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

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

When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the
table and you warn that they will crash to the ground,
in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
- Desmond Tutu

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

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

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

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 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

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

There is a greater fatigue concerning the African problem
today than five or 10 years ago.
The situation now in Africa is worse today than it was 10 years ago.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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

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

Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet.
I'm always in Africa...
And when I go to these places I see American policy
written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
- Harry Belafonte

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

But what really excited me was the idea that humans
had a tremendous pre-history that went back millions of years.
I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures.
- Donald Johanson

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

Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying
to hold on to the United States,
like they tried to hold on to Africa.
- Edward James Olmos

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

South Africa is the most beautiful country I have been to.
Canada is also hugely underrated.
- Honor Blackman

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

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

We will continue to count on your unwavering support
and commitment to working with leaders of our continent
in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
- Thabo Mbeki

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

I've always thought that underpopulated countries in
Africa are vastly underpolluted.
- Lawrence Summers

I really fell in love with Africa.
- Jean M. Auel

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personally, I believe in self-determination,
but in the context of one South Africa -
so that my self-determination is based in this region,
and with my people.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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