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Quote Left For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. Quote Right
Quote Left The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line -- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War. Quote Right
Quote Left A poet can read. A poet can write. A poet is African in Africa, or Irish in Ireland, or French on the left bank of Paris, or white in Wisconsi... Quote Right
Quote Left Why shouldn't I work for the NSA? That's a tough one. But I'll take a shot. Say I'm workin' at the NSA and somebody puts a code on my desk, somethin' no one else can break. Maybe I take a shot at it and maybe I break it and I'm real happy with myself cause I did my job well, but maybe that code was the location of some rebel army in North Africa or the Middle East and once they have that location, they bomb the village where the rebels are hiding, fifteen hundred people I never met, never had no problem with get killed. Now the politicains are sayin' 'Oh send in the marines to secure the area, cause they don't give a shit, won't be their kid over there gettin' shot just like it wasn't them when their number got called cause they were all pullin' a tour in the National Guard. It'll be some kid from Southy over there takin' shrapnel in the ass. He comes back to find that the plant he used to work at, got exported to the country he just got back from, and the guy that put the shrapnel in his ass got his old job cause he'll work for 15 cents a day and no bathroom breaks. Meanwhile, he realises the only reason he was over there in the first place was so that we could install a government that would sell us oil at a good price, and ofcourse the oil companies use a little skirmish over there to scare up domestic oil prices, a cute little ancilliary benefit for them, but it ain't helpin' my buddy at 2.50 a gallon. Their takin' their sweet time bringin' the oil back, of course maybe they even took the liberty of hiring an alcoholic skipper who likes to drink martini's and fuckin' play slolum with the icebergs. It ain't to long til he hits one, spills the oil, and kills all the sea life in the North Atlantic... so now my buddy's out of work, he can't afford to drive, so he's walkin' to the fuckin' job interviews which sucks cause the shrapnel in his ass is givin' him cronic hemroids and meanwhile, he's starvin' cause everytime he tries to get a bite to eat the only blue plate special their serving is North Atlantic scrod with Quaker State.... so what did I think? I'm holdin' out for somethin' better. I figure fuck it, while Im at it why not just shoot my buddy, take his job, give it to his sworn enemy, hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal, hit the hash pipe, and join the National Guard. I could be elected President. Quote Right
Quote Left When Gerber first started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as here in the USA - with the cute baby on the label. Later they found out that in Africa companies routinely put pictures on the label of what is inside since most people can not read. Quote Right
Quote Left I always return from Africa energized and rejuvenated. Largely because of the African voices -- the wisdom in those voices -- [I'm] energized and invigorated! Quote Right
Quote Left There is huge potential for this kind of technology in Africa, ... It's new, but it's extremely appropriate because there are no copper-wire phone lines in much of Africa, and half the people there have never touched a phone - and never will. People are already contacting us about getting into the systems that are going up, but the question is the rate to do it so it remains sustainable. Quote Right
Quote Left Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance. Quote Right
Quote Left I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate. Quote Right
Quote Left The time comes in the life of any nation when there remains only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people... Quote Right
Quote Left I'd the upbringing a nun would envy and that's the truth. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I come from a country where starvation is huge, AIDS is huge, so I'm very aware of people suffering and I'm involved in those issues as well. I started the first anti-rape campaign in South Africa years ago, when nobody talked about rape. But one is not more important to me than another. My mother used to say, 'You have to fight for things that don't have a voice.' Quote Right
Quote Left In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development. Quote Right
Quote Left By 2010, Africa could be providing the United States with as many oil imports as the Middle East. Quote Right
Quote Left I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating. Quote Right
Quote Left Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests. Quote Right
Quote Left Indeed the SALT project has become an iconic symbol for what can be achieved in Science and Technology in the new South Africa. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left We make a mistake forsaking England and moving out into the periphery of life. After all, Taormina, Ceylon, Africa, America -- as far as we go, they are only the negation of what we ourselves stand for and are: and we're rather like Jonahs running away from the place we belong. Quote Right
Quote Left All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader? Quote Right
Quote Left Elections are only passing events in a far more complex and ongoing process. It is clear from these results that although the ANC will still be the largest party in South Africa, in absolute terms, its supports continues to decline in election after election. Quote Right
Quote Left 'It's not that humans and non-humans are identical... but the lack of understanding that led to the slave trade is the same lack of understanding many people have about animals today. When slaves were brought over from Africa, many people believed they were not humans, that they didn't have feelings. Many people believe that primates and other animals don't have feelings, too, but they do.' Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned. Quote Right
Quote Left There is always something new out of Africa. Quote Right
Quote Left [After failing to find any evidence of that, Wilson wrote a newspaper article, in which he accused the Bush administration of] exaggerating the Iraqi threat ... Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Africa

Quote Left The African culture however despised is still one of the most enviable with regards to Respect, Morals and Values, I have seen so much for which i cannot imbibe the western culture, even when masked as "afromerican" Quote Right
Quote Left I am a proud African, I will not substitute my beautiful ebony, It is strengths, my tissue is nature's shield from the sun, It radiates and glows, racist are ignorant of many things especially Geography. Quote Right
Quote Left To unite Africa, you must erase the history of slavery and the slave masters among them Quote Right
Quote Left Africans let us unite and be one , because together we are strong. Quote Right
Quote Left Peace, love and unity, the philosophical foundations of Africa. Death, suffering, animosity, strife and clumsy leadership, the philosophical realizations of Africa Quote Right
Quote Left If economic loopholes were to be closed and the saboteurs haunted, Africans would be doing nothing other than castrating the governments and aborting the opposition Quote Right
Quote Left This is Africa, a post independent Continent. A continent that is liberated. However, the people are yet to be liberated...let us join hands to disentangle ourselves from the siege bestowed to us poor Africans by a few post-colonial scavengers called Afro-pessimists Quote Right
Quote Left "Africa is my go-to dream spot." Quote Right
Quote Left "I love everything wild about Africa, everything exotic about Africa, the lions, the zebras, and the giraffes too." Quote Right
Quote Left No true African man ever died in broad daylight. Quote Right
Quote Left Africa is the root of my being; the Mother of all that I am, and the Father of all that I am becoming; for she is my past, my present and my future. Quote Right
Quote Left "IF AN AMERICAN CHILD WOULD COMPLAIN, DESPITE THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES, MADE AVAILABLE FOR HER DEVELOPMENT,WHAT WOULD AN AFRICAN CHILD DO? FLY TO HEAVEN AND QUESTION GOD" Quote Right
Quote Left Tribalism is like a worm living inside humans. It grows bigger and bigger as we advance, lives in us but causes havoc with us alive. Do we let it die the day we die or will we look for a better worm-expeller to destroy it before it destroys us? Africans be wise! Quote Right
Quote Left Africa don't blame yourself you are not a careless mother Quote Right
Quote Left im not an african ,because im born in africa .Iam an african because africa is born in me. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a Catholic, you're a Muslim , I'm a Hinduist, you're a Buddhist.I'm a European,you're an Asian. I'm American, You're an African.You are an Arab, I'm a Jew,but prior to our distinct differences , I am human just like you . Quote Right