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Elspeth Huxley Quotes

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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 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

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

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


 

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 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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

In fact, a large majority of those have died and of
those expected to die of AIDS,
as well as of those who are infected with the virus,
are in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Claudio Hummes

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

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

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

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'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa
meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the
salmon sing in the street.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

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

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

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

I am the hero of Africa.
- Idi Amin

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.
- George Kimble

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

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

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

Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this
absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people?
But I cannot help people,
because I am a hypochondriac.
- Javier Bardem

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

This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President
Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development,
investment and trade.
- Donald Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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