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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

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
- Nelson Mandela

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

 

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

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

I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned.
The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
- Marcus Garvey

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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

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

I am the hero of Africa.
- Idi Amin

Education, particularly higher education,
will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

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

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

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

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes.
When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
- Desmond Tutu

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa,
whereby its leaders combine in their efforts
to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests,
of all our great wildernesses.
- Nelson Mandela

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

I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa;
there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.
- Marcus Garvey

In black Africa, one does not strike,
one does not express, one walks right.
- Yannick Noah

Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan
Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ
scores relative to whites.
- J. Philippe Rushton

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

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

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

People say that slaves were taken from Africa.
This is not true: People were taken from Africa,
among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.
- Abdullah Ibrahim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy.
Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
- Joe Orton

In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment,
and not aid, are pillars of development.
- Paul Kagame

The Cold War was waged in a particularly brutal and cynical way in Africa,
and Africa seemed powerless to do anything to stop it.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic.
I am interested in people, and where they come from
happens to have fallen within an area of Africa.
- Katherine Dunham

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

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power,
its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples,
are part and parcel of the same thing.
- Oliver Tambo

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

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

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

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

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

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


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