Migration quotes

  • I believe that for his escape he took advantage of the migration of a flock of wild birds.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Believe #Bird #Migration

  • If our goal is to slow migration, then the best way to do so is to work for a more equitable global system. But slowing migration is an odd goal, if the real problem is global inequality.
    -- Aviva Chomsky

    #Real #Goal #Migration

  • History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another.
    -- Ellsworth Huntington

    #Men #Records #Migration

  • Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered
    -- Franz Boas

    #People #Migration #Study

  • the occasional cries of a lost loon, strayed from its flock in northern migration, fill the swamp with sounds of wailing.
    -- Gene Stratton-Porter

    #Sound #Swamps #Migration

  • From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.
    -- Harry Seidler

    #America #Migration #Abundance

  • I wonder the human race has been so fond of migrations, when the young take so hardly to traveling ...
    -- Ivy Compton-Burnett

    #Travel #Race #Migration

  • Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.
    -- J. G. Ballard

    #Reality #Migration #Stuff

  • Migration gives a blank cheque to put anything you don't feel like addressing in the memory hold. No neighbours can go against the monster narrative of your family.
    -- Junot Diaz

    #Memories #Giving #Migration

  • Migration is a feature of globalisation. You can’t stop it; so every time a political party says it is going to be tough on immigration, it fails to deliver and loses trust.
    -- Margaret Hodge

    #Party #Political #Migration

  • Music is so essential to the Cuban character that you can't disentangle it from the history of the nation. the history of Cuban music is one of cultural collisions, of voluntary and forced migrations, of religions and revolutions.
    -- Ned Sublette

    #Character #Migration #Revolution

  • Migration has been politicized before it has been analyzed.
    -- Paul Collier


  • A familiar question for Australians is how much we are a product of our circumstances, and how much we are what we have made ourselves to be. In truth, by the act of migration the country was made: by that voluntary act and by the emigrants' ambitions it was built.
    -- Paul Keating

    #Country #Ambition #Migration

  • We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are.
    -- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

    #Men #Bird #Migration

  • Why are we ignoring the rest of the world? We need to have a fair and global response to migration.
    -- Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    #Needs #World #Migration

  • Discussing external migration issues is impossible without discussing internal migration issues
    -- Jack Goldstone

    #Issues #Migration #Impossible

  • We are in the middle of a tough, ideological conflict that is being waged across the entire continent. On the one side are those who say that global challenges like migration and terror cannot be met with national parochialism. On the other side are those who would like to see a renaissance of the nation-state.
    -- Martin Schulz

    #Challenges #Renaissance #Migration

  • We have to cease the migration of Arab potential to the west; they should be respected in their own countries.
    -- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    #Country #Migration #West

  • Actually what is happening in the twenty-first century, this is the great century of migration, so we have people from all around the globe going all over the place, and they have to integrate into a society, that society that exists has to integrate with them. Both sides have to work at it. It's not a one-way thing.
    -- Roma Tearne

    #People #Twenties #Migration

  • A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
    -- Ronald Reagan

    #Borders #Migration #Nations