Asia quotes

  • The uniqueness of the United States in human history is the United States is the first global power in human history which emerged far away from Africa or Asia, which is the main land of human history.
    -- Ahmet Davutoglu

    #Land #United States #Asia

  • I'm not panicking, and I'm not scared, I've been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #War #Asia #Scared

  • The unsuspected is the daily fare of the traveler in Thibet ...
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Travel #Asia #Traveler

  • There are all kinds of psychological disorders in the West that don't exist in Asia.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Psychological Disorders #West #Asia

  • Life, religion and art all converge in Bali. They have no word in their language for 'artist' or 'art.' Everyone is an artist.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Art #Asia #Language

  • I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia.
    -- Andy Lau

    #Idols #Asia #Hong Kong

  • I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol. I don't know if that's good or not, because where I come from, sex isn't something you're allowed to talk about.
    -- Bai Ling

    #Sex #People #Asia

  • From the Balkans to Africa, from Asia to the Middle East, we have witnessed the weakening or absence of effective governance leading to the ravaging of human rights and the abandonment of longstanding humanitarian principles. We need competent and responsible states to meet the needs of "we the peoples" for whom the UN was created. And the world's peoples will not be fully served unless peace, development and human rights, the three pillars of the UN, are advanced together with equal vigour.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Rights #Together #Asia

  • Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Military #Government #Asia

  • China has no desire to replace Western imperialism in Asia with an Oriental imperialism or isolationism of its own or anyone else.
    -- Chiang Kai-shek

    #Desire #Asia #Imperialism

  • Hong Kong represents the kind of Asia with which both West and East are comfortable, ... ... It offers, in that sense, a vision for the future of Asia.
    -- Chris Patten

    #Vision #East #Asia

  • Singapore is the happiest place in Asia
    -- Dan Buettner

    #Asia #Singapore

  • Hong Kong is the supermarket of Asia.
    -- Eleanor Coppola

    #Asia #Hong Kong #Supermarkets

  • I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
    -- Francois Gautier

    #Writing #Europe #Asia

  • This is Malaya. Everything takes a long, a very long time, in Malaya. Things get done, occasionally, but more often they don't, and the more in a hurry you are, the quicker you break down.
    -- Han Suyin

    #Long #Done #Asia

  • Brunei Darussalam is one of the oldest kingdoms in South East Asia.
    -- Hassanal Bolkiah

    #East #Kingdoms #Asia

  • Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.
    -- Hubert H. Humphrey

    #People #Culture #Asia

  • The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.
    -- J. William Fulbright

    #Feelings #Excess #Asia

  • After all those years in Asia, I don't have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and - Boom! - people go.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Years #People #Asia

  • I forced myself to go visit Asia four times a year.
    -- Jeb Bush

    #Years #Four #Asia

  • The United States is the most powerful nation on Earth and it just can't walk away from the Middle East and central Asia and the Horn of Africa.
    -- John Abizaid

    #Powerful #Earth #Asia

  • I believe that the existing power structures in Europe and Northeast Asia are not sustainable through 2020.
    -- John Mearsheimer

    #Believe #Europe #Asia

  • Many of the crisis problems which are considered disasters in the United States would only be normal, everyday living conditions in most of Asia.
    -- K.P. Yohannan

    #Everyday #United States #Asia

  • The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia.
    -- Kenzaburo Oe

    #Country #Japan #Asia

  • From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan's prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large.
    -- Kenzaburo Oe

    #Japan #Views #Asia

  • Southeast Asia is now a region full of hope because of the freedoms America has helped foster.
    -- Khaleda Zia

    #America #Asia #Southeast Asia

  • Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing.
    -- Kim Dae-jung

    #Asia #Unification #Stability

  • We have a small wish in 2008. We would like to conquer Asia.
    -- Kim Hyo-yeon

    #Wish #Asia #Conquer

  • The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World.
    -- Kishore Mahbubani

    #World #Asia #West

  • We rushed to Haiti. We Adopt in Asia. We empathize with Africa. But struggle to humanize our struggles here in the states.
    -- LeCrae

    #Struggle #Haiti #Asia

  • So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia.
    -- Lee H. Hamilton

    #Middle East #Attention #Asia

  • In this century, the 21st century, the U.S. recognizes our prosperity and our security depends even more on the Asia-Pacific region.
    -- Leon Panetta

    #Asia #Prosperity #Century

  • The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.
    -- Martha Beck

    #Expectations #Asia #Results

  • If an American is concerned only about his nation, he will not be concerned about the peoples of Asia, Africa, or South America. Is this not why nations engage in the madness of war without the slightest sense of penitence? Is this not why the murder of a citizen of your own nation is a crime, but the murder of citizens of another nation in war is an act of heroic virtue?
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #War #America #Asia

  • if you increase living standards you make labor more productive. This is why Asia today is becoming more productive than the United States.
    -- Michael Hudson

    #Today #Asia #Becoming

  • As a major economic force worldwide, India and Indian companies have the opportunity to set the standards in Asia in terms of women's right to decent work.
    -- Michelle Bachelet

    #Opportunity #Asia #India

  • I think there's really strong social stratification in South Asia.
    -- Mohsin Hamid

    #Strong #Thinking #Asia

  • John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.
    -- Norodom Sihanouk

    #Organization #East #Asia

  • I will try to work for greater reconciliation, cooperation and peace in North East Asia based on correct perception of history.
    -- Park Geun-hye

    #Perception #Trying #Asia

  • The United States being in Asia is unambiguously a good thing for the region.
    -- Paul Keating

    #Asia #United States #Good Things

  • You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia; it cannot find its security from Asia.
    -- Paul Keating

    #Australia #Asia #Security

  • Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.
    -- Peter Agre

    #School #Epidemics #Asia

  • Filipinos are called to be outstanding missionaries of faith in Asia
    -- Pope Francis

    #Asia #Filipino #Outstanding

  • Maybe he was Filipino. Was that in Asia? Probably. Asia's out-of-control huge.
    -- Rainbow Rowell

    #Asia #Filipino

  • Asia is still dominated by skyscrapers. I hope that, in European cities, it will become a declining trend. They were almost never necessary.
    -- Rem Koolhaas

    #Cities #Asia #Trends

  • Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.
    -- Rudyard Kipling

    #Too Much #Asia #West

  • There is a wind of nationalism and freedom blowing round the world, and blowing as strongly in Asia as elsewhere.
    -- Stanley Baldwin

    #Freedom #Wind #Asia

  • I think that I could see Darwin having a relationship with Asia.
    -- Susan Oliver

    #Relationship #Thinking #Asia

  • President Obama has been clear about the future that the United States seeks... when it comes to the Asia-Pacific, the United States is all in.
    -- Thomas E. Donilon

    #President #United States #Asia

  • In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
    -- William Westmoreland

    #Military #Asia #Communist

  • There are many reasons that universities in East Asia have not reached the positions that they had hoped for. After all, we must remember that modern East Asia did not begin with Confucius. In fact the experience of modern education in East Asia is relatively short and granted that time scale, many universities are doing fine.
    -- Henry Rosovsky

    #Asia #Facts #East

  • Our resources will diminish in the coming decades at a time when hunger for energy grows dramatically in China and other parts of Asia. Eventually, it will just be impossible to fly - normal flights will become as expensive as flying with the Concorde.
    -- Hermann E. Ott

    #Flying #Energy #Asia

  • Decolonization actually boosted slavery. As foreign powers withdrew from the colonies, people were enslaved by their own countrymen. And we see it in Africa, we see it in Asia.
    -- Loretta Napoleoni

    #People #Slavery #Asia

  • They don't like anyone who isn't Korean, and they don't like each other all that much, either. They're hardheaded, hard-drinking, tough little bastards, 'the Irish of Asia'.
    -- P. J. O'Rourke

    #Drinking #Littles #Asia

  • Asia has an army of low-wage laborers to thank for its economic boom.
    -- Paul Achleitner

    #Army #Asia #Economic

  • Enormous forces are affecting the world, and we can't possibly overestimate their importance. These include demographic developments, climate change, digitalization and the rise of Asia. And then there's the most important one: the end of a life lived on credit. We must finally free ourselves from debt.
    -- Paul Achleitner

    #Important #World #Asia

  • Asia is the market and the location where production is inexpensive. The technological expertise and specialist knowledge comes from the industrialized world.
    -- Tulsi Tanti

    #World #Asia #Location

  • The Age of Northeast Asia is fast approaching.
    -- Roh Moo-hyun

    #Age #Asia

  • My father suffered from chronic wanderlust. When I was 14, he set out on a yearlong road trip across Europe and Asia - and decided to take me along for company.
    -- Scott Anderson

    #Father #Europe #Asia