Bianca Jagger quotes

  • I don't want to wear what every other women wears. I won't be dictated to.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Want

  • Photography speaks a universal language that does not need translation, and with an immediacy that the written word lacks. It freezes a moment in time, leaving an indelible image.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Photography #Leaving #Doe

  • I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status. I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Class #House #Citizens

  • Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Law #Government #People

  • People in the U.K. cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful man in the world made him lose his mind.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Powerful #Ambition #Men

  • Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush. He was an entirely different kind of leader.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Leader #Principles #Different

  • I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Thinking #Differences #Nicaragua

  • There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Government #People

  • Those who suffer are not those at the top, but are the less privileged members of society.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Suffering #Members

  • I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program, and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly. I will do it any time.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Bills #Debate #Bill O Reilly

  • I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Rights #Years #Lasts

  • I have friends of mine who have died of AIDS and many of those friends...did not tell me until the very end...because they felt that there was a stigma, a taboo, attached to it...now we have more women infected with HIV/AIDS, many of those women were infected by their husbands who did not tell them
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Husband #Hiv #Aids

  • What is being said in media in other parts of the world is very different from what we've been told in this country throughout these years between September 11 and today.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Country #Media #Years

  • Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Hippie #Liberty #Needs

  • I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Media #Want #Forget

  • I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Latin #Thinking #Government

  • I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Law #Nicaragua

  • I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Mistake #Understanding

  • The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Fighting #Government

  • The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Believe #Voice #People

  • Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Thinking #President

  • George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Iraq #World #Hussein

  • The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #United States #Death Penalty #Penalties

  • Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Latin #America #Rights

  • I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Believe #Leader #Peaceful

  • President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office. He should be sent back home in Texas.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Home #Texas #Office

  • George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Law #Walking Away #Rights

  • Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #People #Community #Hussein

  • Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Today #Terrorism #States

  • The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Revolution

  • The killing of innocent people is always wrong.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #People #Killing #Innocent

  • George W. Bush will have to come to the UN and admit that he was wrong.
    -- Bianca Jagger

  • During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Divorce #Years #Parent

  • Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Successful #People

  • There is so much each one of us can do to make a difference. We are at a dangerous juncture in the history of mankind. ... We need to defend our principles and values, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of international law. If we don't our world will further descend into a state of chaos.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Law #Differences #Rights

  • When I began my humanitarian work, I understood that in order to gain credibility I needed patience, commitment and unwavering perseverance. I needed to ignore the skeptics.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Perseverance #Commitment #Order

  • I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Careers #Political #Would Be

  • I feel great identification with the developing world.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #World #Identification #Feels

  • I don't think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Thinking

  • I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress. I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Believe #Views #Lobbying

  • People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Country #Loss #People

  • Live interviews are more difficult to distort.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Interviews #Difficult

  • I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Government #America #Nicaragua

  • The U.S. embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas, actually maintained them in power.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Nicaragua #Embargo #Weakening

  • I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Europe #Viewpoints #World

  • I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Believe #Ongoing #Genocide

  • The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #War #Commitment #Rights

  • In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Dream #Equality #Law

  • Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both nations in a carefully coordinated manner, more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Media #Hype #Effort

  • A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Men #Forever #Different

  • Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Country #Philosophy #Role Models

  • We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we suspect to have committed a crime.
    -- Bianca Jagger

    #Crime #Committed