Quotations About / On: AFRICA

  • 1.
    The star of Africa is the star of hope!
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  • 2.
    I note that the Africa loves to depict the grace of reptiles.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Mother Catherine.)
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  • 3.
    Africa has her mouth on Moses.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Author's note, from Moses Man of the Mountain, ch. 8.)
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  • 4.
    There is always something new out of Africa.
    (Pliny The Elder (23-79), Roman scholar. Natural History, bk. 8, sct. 17. Greek proverb quoted by Pliny; Out of Africa was the English title for Isak Dineson's 1937 account of her years in Kenya, filmed in 1985.)
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  • 5.
    Brazil is bigger than Europe, wilder than Africa, and weirder than Baffin Land.
    (Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), British author. Letter, December 1948, to Henry Miller. The Durrell-Miller Letters 1935-80 (1988).)
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  • 6.
    America is not civil, whilst Africa is barbarous.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Address Delivered in Concord on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, August 1, 1844," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903). Edward Emerson notes that "Boston Hymn" sings a similar sentiment. Emerson is not commenting on the nature of African civilization, but noting the barbarity of the slave trade on its shores.)
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  • 7.
    i am the voices of africa wich can never be silenced.i am the great venda lake that can never go dry.a son of a prince of kutama tribe
    (to the valleys of my home.)
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  • 8.
    Weak, tea-drinking, effeminate, ineffectual—masters of India, robbers of South Africa, bedevillers of all Europe.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. James Quick, in For Love Alone, ch. 30 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 9.
    In Africa I had indeed found a sufficiently frightful kind of loneliness but the isolation of this American ant heap was even more shattering.
    (Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), French author. the narrator (Ferdinand Bardamu), in Journey to the End of the Night, p. 179 (1932, trans. 1934, repr. 1966).)
  • 10.
    In Africa, there is much confusion.... Before, there was no radio, or other forms of communication.... Now, in Africa ... the government talks, people talk, the police talk, the people don't know anymore. They aren't free.
    (Youssou N'Dour (b. 1959), Senegalese musician. Interview in Africa Beat (London, Summer 1987).)
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