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I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.

Tags: Friend, May  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

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

Tags: Europe, Love  ✍ Author: Kenny Baker

Slavery in West Africa, and in Rome and in the Mediterranean, was something different than slavery in America.

Tags: America, Slavery  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

As an adolescent I wrote comic books, because I read lots of them, and fantasy novels set in Malaysia and Central Africa.

Tags: Books, Read  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

The Mormon mission to Africa, as to other dark-skinned parts of the world, was for a long time hobbled by the racism of the movement's scripture.

Tags: Racism, Time  ✍ Author: James Fenton

I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.

Tags: King, Leader  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia, Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway. I had to be everywhere.

Tags: Fighter, Russia  ✍ Author: Adolf Galland

Africa for the Africans... at home and abroad!

Tags: Abroad, Home  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

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

Tags: Crowned, King  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

We cannot do everything in Africa, but doing nothing is not an option.

Tags: Cannot, Option  ✍ Author: Lee H. Hamilton

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.

Tags: Taken, True  ✍ Author: Abdullah Ibrahim

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.

Tags: Minds, Problem  ✍ Author: Abdullah Ibrahim

In many ways Africa subsidised America and Europe's development.

Tags: America, Ways  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

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

Tags: Investment, Today  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

My two must-haves are my cell phone and my MacBook Pro laptop, which allows me to update my Web site from wherever I am, whether I'm in Africa or in Sun Valley skiing.

Tags: Sun, Whether  ✍ Author: Daryn Kagan

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.

Tags: Become, Black  ✍ Author: John Keegan

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

Tags: Middle, United  ✍ Author: Anthony Lake

Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests.

Tags: Show, Tests  ✍ Author: K. D. Lang

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.

Tags: Difference, Ideas  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

I think that Africa has made quite rapid progress and a lot of the conflicts that we saw on the continent have abated.

Tags: Progress, Quite  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

Happily, there's a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We're seeing a lot of - actually in Africa - we're seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota.

Tags: Actually, Brain  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

I am still a socialist. I am a left-of-center politician. I believe that in Africa, if you see the poverty around us, you can't afford to be anything else.

Tags: Else, Poverty  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

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

Tags: Dream, Peace  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

Africa is the future.

Tags: Future  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

When the slaves left Africa, they left us this music. They left us blues.

Tags: Left, Music  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour
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I don't want to see that two-tier Senegal, that two-tier Africa, when you have those at the top and those at the bottom, people who are hungry, people who do not have enough to eat.

Tags: Enough, Top  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

Africa has no future.

Tags: Future  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

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

Tags: Trying, United  ✍ Author: Edward James Olmos

We view South Africa as one of our closest strategic partners in the developing world and in the African continent.

Tags: South, View  ✍ Author: Pratibha Patil

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

Tags: Above, Influence  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

I've been to Japan, I've been to China, I've been to Africa, I've been to the Middle East, I've been to Europe a little bit. I've never been to South America.

Tags: America, Bit  ✍ Author: Colin Quinn

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.

Tags: Crisis, Poverty  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Sachs

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

Tags: Destroy, Economy  ✍ Author: Oliver Tambo

The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa.

Tags: Country, Promises  ✍ Author: John S. Tanner

I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid.

Tags: South, System  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.

Tags: Europe, Rich  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

It's a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.

Tags: Blessing, South  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.

Tags: Here, Labor  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

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.

Tags: Ground, Happens  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

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.

Tags: America, Talk  ✍ Author: Rick Yune

As a citizen of this country, I've got to be honest to the people of South Africa.

Tags: Country, Honest  ✍ Author: Jacob Zuma

Africa suffered under European dominance for centuries.

Tags: Centuries, Dominance  ✍ Author: Jacob Zuma

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.

Tags: America, Military  ✍ Author: Barbara Amiel

I am the hero of Africa.

Tags: Hero  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

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.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

I really fell in love with Africa.

Tags: Fell, Love  ✍ Author: Jean M. Auel

I fell in love with Africa and began helping people fix things there.

Tags: Helping, Love  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

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.

Tags: American, Written  ✍ Author: Harry Belafonte

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.

Tags: Military, Path  ✍ Author: Ahmed Ben Bella

We say that the ICC is targeting Africans, but all of the victims in our cases in Africa are African victims.

Tags: African, Victims  ✍ Author: George Benson

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?

Tags: City, Making  ✍ Author: Marion Berry

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'.

Tags: America, Taking  ✍ Author: Lin Biao

No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans.

Tags: Almost, Seriously  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

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

Tags: Beautiful, Country  ✍ Author: Honor Blackman

I'm doing a lot of things in Africa. I've formed a company with two friends of mine called Made In Africa and we are doing a lot of important things across the continent.

Tags: Company, Friends  ✍ Author: Franz Boas

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

Tags: Cannot, Trade  ✍ Author: Omar Bongo

It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim of the September 11 attacks.

Tags: Stress, Victim  ✍ Author: Omar Bongo

Africa will thrive.

Tags: Thrive  ✍ Author: Bono

Sub-Saharan Africa is also home to 400 million of the world's poorest people.

Tags: Home, Million  ✍ Author: Bono

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.

Tags: Amazing, Top  ✍ Author: Jan de Bont

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.

Tags: Level, Percent  ✍ Author: Norman Borlaug

I was with a folk trio back in '63 and '64, and we traveled all across North Africa, Israel, and Europe.

Tags: Europe, Israel  ✍ Author: Creed Bratton

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

Tags: Health, Reality  ✍ Author: Gro Harlem Brundtland

In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there's a tented camp called Jack's Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs - you feel like you've just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.

Tags: Desert, Old  ✍ Author: Mark Burnett

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

Tags: South, Surely  ✍ Author: Mangosuthu Buthelezi

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.

Tags: Based, South  ✍ Author: Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Compared to people in Africa, I think we've all had privileged upbringings.

Tags: Compared, Privileged  ✍ Author: Julian Casablancas

There was a time when all dark-skinned people were called Ethiopians, for the Greeks referred to Africa as, 'The Land Of The Burnt-Face People.'

Tags: Land, Time  ✍ Author: John Henrik Clarke

The first light of human consciousness and the world's first civilizations were in Africa.

Tags: Human, Light  ✍ Author: John Henrik Clarke

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.

Tags: England, Move  ✍ Author: Russell Crowe

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

Tags: Five, South  ✍ Author: Bruce Davison

When people talk about South Africa, it's all about lions and elephants. But when we talk about India, we talk about tigers.

Tags: India, Talk  ✍ Author: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa.

Tags: Grow, History  ✍ Author: Jared Diamond

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.

Tags: Later, Valuable  ✍ Author: Jared Diamond

People have an opinion of Africa and it is not so good, but we have to let sport unite us all.

Tags: Good, Opinion  ✍ Author: Didier Drogba

I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy.

Tags: Coming, Energy  ✍ Author: Brian Eno

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.

Tags: Dangerous, Duty  ✍ Author: Bram Fischer

I think it is very ironic that most people think that the banjo is a southern white instrument. It came from Africa and even for the first years that white people played banjo they would put on blackface.

Tags: Played, Put  ✍ Author: Bela Fleck

All across Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, we find cultures that didn't know about mouth kissing until their first contact with European explorers. And the attraction was not always immediately apparent. Most considered the act of exchanging saliva revolting.

Tags: Act, Until  ✍ Author: Joshua Foer

I love Africa.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Naomie Harris

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.

Tags: Education, United  ✍ Author: Harri Holkeri

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.

Tags: Die, Fact  ✍ Author: Claudio Hummes

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.

Tags: Idea, Wanted  ✍ Author: Donald Johanson

Africa needs access to markets.

Tags: Access, Needs  ✍ Author: Jakaya Kikwete

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

Tags: Darkest, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Charlie Kimball

Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich.

Tags: Poor, Rich  ✍ Author: Naomi Klein

Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.

Tags: Education, Higher  ✍ Author: John Agyekum Kufuor

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Enough  ✍ Author: Karolina Kurkova

I have an affinity for Africa, especially East Africa, and Kansas looks very much like that.

Tags: East, Looks  ✍ Author: Bill Kurtis

I know everything about candy. Would you believe I even know where to find gumballs in the middle of Africa?

Tags: Candy, Middle  ✍ Author: Dylan Lauren

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

Tags: End, Last  ✍ Author: Louis Leakey

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.

Tags: America, Since  ✍ Author: Louis Leakey

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

Tags: Ancestors, Convinced  ✍ Author: Richard Leakey

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.

Tags: Place, Whether  ✍ Author: Richard Leakey

I have a daughter and two grand-daughters and a great grandson in Africa, in Cape Town.

Tags: Daughter, Great  ✍ Author: Doris Lessing

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

Tags: Core, Time  ✍ Author: Stephen Lewis

Historically, epics are set in Africa or Asia or the Wild West, but if you make an epic today it's hard to disassociate from the contemporary realities of those places.

Tags: Hard, Today  ✍ Author: Baz Luhrmann

Many people say I smile more in Africa than in Sweden.

Tags: Smile, Sweden  ✍ Author: Henning Mankell

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.

Tags: Black, Rock  ✍ Author: Ray Manzarek

In my view, Africa's real problems are cultural.

Tags: Problems, Real  ✍ Author: Hugh Masekela
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