Country quotes

  • Poor countries are being forced to deal with an unprecedented health crisis without the means to tackle it . Governments can only show how seriously they are taking this crisis by taking immediate action to provide four million extra health workers and to grant those in need access to affordable medicines.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Country #Mean #Medicine

  • Any woman who does not thoroughly enjoy tramping across the country on a clear frosty morning with a good gun and a pair of dogs does not know how to enjoy life.
    -- Annie Oakley

    #Friendship #Country #Dog

  • After traveling through fourteen foreign countries and appearing before all the royalty and nobility I have only one wish today. That is that when my eyes are closed in death that they will bury me back in that quiet little farm land where I was born.
    -- Annie Oakley

    #Country #Eye #Land

  • Even in the best and most peacefully civilized countries many occasions arise when a woman versed inthe knowledge and use of firarms may find that imformation and skill of great importance.
    -- Annie Oakley

    #Country #Skills #Use

  • If people can see Earth from up here, see it without those borders, see it without any differences in race or religion, they would have a completely different perspective. Because when you see it from that angle, you cannot think of your home or your country. All you can see is one Earth....
    -- Anousheh Ansari

    #Country #Home #Thinking

  • I've seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Country #Zero #Mexican

  • I'm not trying to explain other cultures, or to give a fair and balanced account of a country, or the top ten things you need to know. I'm not trying to spread world peace and understanding. I'm not an advocate or an activist or an educator or a journalist. I'm out there trying to tell stories the best I can.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Country #Other Cultures #Giving

  • Always was Morocco. And recently the country's leadership seems to have embraced it in all its ill-reputed glory. The days of predatory poets in search of literary inspiration and young flesh are probably over for good. Hippies can just as easily get their bong riffs in Portland or Peoria. But the good stuff, the real good stuff, the sounds and smells and the look of Tangier -- what you see and hear when you lean out the window and take it all in -- that's here to stay.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Country #Real #Hippie

  • We still retain in Britain a deeper sense of class, a more obvious social stratification, and stronger class resentments, than any of the Scandinavian, Australasian, or North American countries.
    -- Anthony Crosland

    #Country #Class #Stronger

  • We conceive the function of Tribune to be the expression in popular form, and to as large a public as possible, of the views of the Left and Marxist wing of social democracy in this country. Its policy must be that of those who believe that the present leadership of the Labour Party is not sufficiently Socialist.
    -- Anthony Crosland

    #Country #Party #Believe

  • Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience--buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello--become new all over again.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Country #Home #Vegetables

  • Eden ha[s] put his country in a position where she sustained the greatest diplomatic reverse since Bismarck in similar circumstances had called Palmerston's bluff in the matter of Schleswig-Holstein...Further damage was done when Russia proved by her action in Spain, that she was not a good European as Mr. Eden had assured the world was the case.
    -- Anthony Eden

    #Country #Eden #Russia

  • Our quarrel is not with Egypt, still less with the Arab world. It is with Colonel Nasser. He has shown that he is not a man who can be trusted to keep an agreement. Now he has torn up all his country's promises to the Suez Canal Company and has even gone back on his own statements.
    -- Anthony Eden

    #Country #Men #Egypt

  • For years, liberals have demonstrated a near religious devotion to the cause of 'cleaning up elections' with campaign finance reform, the wondrous panacea that would finally rescue our great country from corruption in politics. ... How anyone could believe that corrupt politicians could or would legislate away their own corruption is completely beyond me.
    -- Anthony Gregory

    #Country #Religious #Believe

  • Somerset has a wonderful wildness about it - it hasn't been tamed. This is farming country, and there's a realness here - I love it.
    -- Anthony Head

    #Country #Wonderful #Farming

  • When you work as a day player on a film or a TV thing, like you're visiting a foreign country, where you know a couple of words of the language and a few of the cultural abnormalities, but basically you're a stranger in a strange land.
    -- Anthony Heald

    #Country #Couple #Player

  • In the old days, spies had done they'd done because they loved their country, because they believed in what they were doing. But he'd never been given a choice. Nowadays, spies weren't employed. They were used.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Country #Choices #Spy

  • When I was younger, I used to hate Germany. I hated the country, the people, the language, the culture, everything! But over the years I've grown to really appreciate the German people.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Country #Hate #Years

  • I never get the girl. I wind up with a country instead.
    -- Anthony Quinn

    #Girl #Country #Wind

  • Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Country #Effort #Political

  • You dont have to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the country if you have a couple of cases of smallpox cropping up.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Country #Children #Couple

  • You can have an epidemic in a state. You can have it in a region. You can have it in a country where the critical level of disease passes a certain threshold, and we call that an epidemic threshold.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Country #Epidemics #Levels

  • Would it not be better to go home and live at the family park all the year round, and hunt, and attend Quarter Sessions, and be able to declare morning and evening with a clear conscience that the country was going to the dogs? Such was the mental working of many a Conservative who supported Mr. Daubeny on this occasion.
    -- Anthony Trollope

    #Country #Dog #Morning

  • I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That's what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama's job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about.
    -- Anthony Weiner

    #Country #Jobs #Fighting

  • Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Love #Beautiful #Country

  • Ninety countries still hold on to capital punishment, and, sadly, one of these is the United States, the only Western industrialized country to practice this barbaric punishment.
    -- Antoinette Bosco

    #Country #Practice #Punishment

  • In countries where there is a mild climate, less effort is expended on the struggle with nature and man is kinder and more gentle.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Country #Struggle #Men

  • I am a bohemian person. I don't speak German, and I live in a foreign country where all the signs are in German. I did that deliberately. I'm like a ghost. Look at how much media and advertising you're subjected to, this mindless chatter of advertising. I just block it out so effortlessly because it's all a foreign language to me. It's really a good thing for my head, living in Berlin.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #Country #Block #Media

  • Russia itself is an extremely complex country, and sometimes I feel like all of that comes back to haunt me. I can see why so many Russian writers were so tortured.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Country #Russia #Sometimes

  • Which country is real, mine or the teacher's? My wish is that we might progressively lose our confidence in what we think we believe and the things we consider stable and secure, in order to remind ourselves of the infinite number of things still waiting to be discovered.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Country #Teacher #Real

  • I am now satisfied that the future music of this country must be founded upon what are called negro melodies. This must be the real foundation of any serious and original school of composition to be developed in the United States.
    -- Antonin Dvorak

    #Country #Real #School

  • My own duty as a not so much to interpret Beethoven, Wagner, or other masters of the past, but to give what encouragement I can to the young musicians of America. I...hope that just as this nation has already surpassed so many others in marvelous inventions and feats of engineering and commerce, and has made an honorable place for itself in literature in one short century, so it must assert itself on of music...To bring about this result, we must trust the very youthful enthusiasm and patriotism of this country.
    -- Antonin Dvorak

    #Country #Teacher #Encouragement

  • It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Country #Money #Years

  • I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Country #America #Diversity

  • I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Beautiful #Country #Mean

  • I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Country #Citizens #Citizenship

  • Always when you go to a new country and they teach you bad words, you just say them without knowing the value and people look at you because you didn't know that value of them.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Country #Knowing #People

  • The United Nations is useless...and also harmful. It is a land that flowers demagoguery with a bunch of newborn countries, devoid of any tradition.
    -- Antonio de Oliveira Salazar

    #Country #Flower #Land

  • The international community has to overcome its differences and find solutions to the conflicts of today in South Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic and elsewhere. Non-traditional donors need to step up alongside traditional donors. As many people are forcibly displaced today as the entire populations of medium-to-large countries such as Colombia or Spain, South Africa or South Korea,
    -- Antonio Guterres

    #Country #Differences #Korea

  • I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez - writers I like, painters and artists I admire.
    -- Antonio Lobo Antunes

    #Country #Strong #Artist

  • I have absolute respect for Israel and people in Israel who are critical of their own country,
    -- Antonio Munoz Molina

    #Country #Israel #People

  • I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #Country #War #World

  • In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic and applicable to many European countries.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #Country #Mean #Expression

  • Other countries have access to the markets, whereas Greece does not. Therefore, we have to get liquidity through the ECB.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Country #Doe #Greece

  • I cannot allow a third party to decide on my country's future.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Country #Party #Third Parties

  • There are many people abroad who want to help, who want to invest. We will give them the red-carpet treatment. We want them to realize that this is a land of opportunity. It always has been so, but we never allowed foreign investment to come into this country.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Country #Opportunity #Land

  • I am fully aware of the critical moments we face as a country.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Country #Faces #Moments

  • Indian films have this obsession with hygienic clean spaces, even though the country's not so clean. They're either shot in the studios or shot in London, in America, in Switzerland - clean places. Everywhere except India.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Country #Space #America

  • Let every girl, let every woman, let every mother here [in Israel]-and there in my country [Egypt]-know we shall solve all our problems through negotiations around the table rather than starting war.
    -- Anwar Sadat

    #Girl #Mother #Country

  • President Bush is an intelligent man. He is not going to declare an economic war against Iraq . [...] I admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. I know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. But we have no opinion on Arab-Arab conflicts like your border disagreement with Kuwait .
    -- April Glaspie

    #Country #War #Men

  • We've Tweeted him, we've stalked him [on] Facebook. We thought because he was so into volleyball he would have got back to us. But no luck so far.
    -- April Ross

    #Girl #Volleyball #Country

  • I have found that many other countries will buy off on anything American. As much as they hate us, they want to be us more than anything.
    -- April Winchell

    #Country #Hate #Want

  • I always like to get local music when I'm in another country.
    -- April Winchell


  • Go to Old Delhi,and look at the way they keep chickens there in the market. Hundred of pale hens and brightly colored roosters, stuffed tightly into wire-mesh cages. They see the organs of their brothers lying around them.They know they are next, yet they cannot rebel. They do not try to get out of the coop. The very same thing is done with humans in this country.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Brother #Lying

  • Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Cities #Towns

  • Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people - and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Writing #Class

  • Never before in human history have so few owed so much to so many, Mr. Jiabao. A handful of men in this country have trained the remaining 99.9 percent—as strong, as talented, as inteligent in every way—to exist in perpetual servitude; a servitude so strong that you can put the key of his emancipation in a man's hands and he will throw it back at you with a curse.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Strong #Men

  • I gather you yellow-skinned men, despite your triumphs in sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, still don't have democracy. Some politician on the radio was saying that that's why we Indian are going to beat you: we may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy. If I were making a country, I'd get the sewage pipes first, then the democracy, then I'd go about giving pamphlets and statues of Gandhi to other people, but what do I know? I am just a murderer!
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Drinking #Men

  • These are the three main diseases of this country, sir: typhoid, cholera, and election fever. This last one is the worst; it makes people talk and talk about things that they have no say in ... Would they do it this time? Would they beat the Great Socialist and win the elections? Had they raised enough money of their own, and bribed enough policemen, and bought enough fingerprints of their own, to win? Like eunuchs discussing the Kama Sutra, the voters discuss the elections in Laxmangarh.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Winning #People

  • I’ve lived in several countries and been a disaster everywhere.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Country #Disaster

  • Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
    -- Archibald Cox

    #Country #Weakness #Judgment

  • Geology ... offers always some material for observation. ... [When] spring and summer come round, how easily may the hammer be buckled round the waist, and the student emerge from the dust of town into the joyous air of the country, for a few delightful hours among the rocks.
    -- Archibald Geikie

    #Summer #Country #Spring

  • You cannot immunize sick, malnourished children and expect them to get away with it. You'll kill far more children than would have died from natural infection...It needs to be appreciated that children in developing countries are at a much greater risk of complications from vaccination and from mercury toxicity...because poor nutrition, parasitic and bacterial infections and low birth weight.
    -- Archie Kalokerinos

    #Country #Children #Sick

  • In 1976 I was working in the Gulf Country around Cape York, in an aboriginal community of about 300 people. The Health Department sent around a team and vaccinated about 100 of them against flu. Six were dead within 24 hours or so and they weren't all old people, one man being in his early twenties. They threw the bodies in trucks to take to the coast where autopsies were done. It appeared they had died from heart attacks.
    -- Archie Kalokerinos

    #Country #Team #Heart

  • In America, for a brief time, people who followed John Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Music #Country #Suicidal

  • Everyone now has a sacred cow in the tax code. For my money, the most sacred thing of all is our country and its growth, but the sacred cows have turned into a pack of wolves.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Country #Growth #Cows

  • America is a country ready to be taken-in fact, longing to be taken-by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Country #Taken #America

  • Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history.
    -- Ariel Dorfman

    #Country #Men #Dna

  • This America has been the country of greed rather than the country of need.
    -- Ariel Dorfman

    #Country #America #Greed

  • Most writers who leave their country physically have already left it mentally and emotionally.
    -- Ariel Dorfman


  • I dont want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just dont know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country.
    -- Ariel Pink

    #Country #Bully #Police

  • Israel is a wonderful country. It's a beautiful country. It is ours. But it is a country with 10,000 problems that we have to solve and deal.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Beautiful #Country #Israel

  • Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses... to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Running #Country #Two

  • One must remember that the Jews have one, tiny country, the only place they have the right and capability to defend themselves by themselves. And it is our duty and my responsibility to see that we will never compromise about that.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Country #Responsibility #Tiny

  • And Israel, being a tiny, small country, of course has interest to strengthen - we have interest to strengthen our relations with other countries, mostly countries that were hostile for many, many years.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Country #Israel #Years

  • A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
    -- Aristide Briand

    #Country #Justice #Battle

  • A man should be able to stand up under any disaster for his country's good.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Country #Men #Able

  • If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Country #Strong #Play

  • As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Country #Thinking #Issues

  • Building walls isn't going to work in the long run. Some people are happy with the wall in Israel, but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something. Walls aren't the answer between countries, though
    -- Arlo Guthrie

    #Running #Country #Wall

  • I’m pissed off at my Republican family back in North Carolina, several of whom came to my wedding, but who went right back and are voting for homophobes and acting like it doesn’t matter. It does matter and it’s time for the queers in this country to start saying so to their families. I think we’ve all cut them too much slack for far too long.
    -- Armistead Maupin

    #Country #Cutting #Thinking

  • A global democracy works only when countries trust one another.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Country #Democracy

  • There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Country #Sex #Two

  • At the end of the day, there is no doubt that the unique spirit embodied by this country has worked, not just to make the world safer, but to make it better.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Country #Unique #Doubt

  • Young people know how important it is for dads to be involved in their lives. As I travel the country and talk with students, some of them tell me that their lives would be totally different if their father was around.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #Country #Dad #Father

  • The greatest menace in this country is not the bootlegger, but the college professor who rejects the Bible and undermines the faith of the young.
    -- Arno C. Gaebelein

    #Christian #Country #College

  • It is such a disappointment in American political reaction and actions. When some of our politicians are flying around the country in private airplanes all the time, using public services as their mode of private transportation, and then criticizing us who are in business.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Country #Disappointment #Airplane

  • I was playing golf in Palm Springs and after a round I asked the waitress in a restaurant to bring me a glass of iced tea and lemonade. A lady sitting nearby heard me and asked the waitress to bring her a "Palmer," too. The name caught on and the beverage quickly spread around the country.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Country #Spring #Golf

  • I think that the important thing to know is, which is great about this country [the USA], when it comes to domestic issues, we all battle it out and fight it between the parties and all those kind of things to get things done, but when it comes to foreign issues, overseas kind of things, then we all speak with one voice.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Country #Party #Fighting

  • I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Country #Bodybuilding #Careers

  • It's not what you get out of life that counts. Break your mirrors! In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other. you'll get more satisfaction from having improved your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country, and your fellow human beings than you'll ever get from your muscles, your figure, your automobile, your house, or your credit rating.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Country #Self

  • Education ent only books and music - it's asking questions, all the time. There are millions of us, all over the country, and no one, not one of us, is asking questions, we're all taking the easiest way out.
    -- Arnold Wesker

    #Country #Book #Asking Questions

  • When WWII ended, the Cold War started, and the interest of the Western world was not to completely break Germany. So all those Nazis who had been controlling the country now had the power to rebuild it. I think there were many of them who just continued their life in society; it's a very known fact.
    -- Arnon Goldfinger

    #Country #War #Thinking

  • Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.
    -- Art Blakey

    #Country #Art #America

  • No one ever mentioned it, but thousands of men welcomed World War II as a way to escape their humdrum lives rather than a chance to fight for God and country.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Country #War #Fighting

  • While my friends were discussing Pearl Harbor as the country's problem, I took it personally. It dawned on me that the Japanese attack could be my ticket out of high school.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Education #Country #School

  • A traveling show visited a country town and one of the acts was advertised as a striptease. A small boy begged his mother for a quarter to buy a ticket, but the mother refused, telling her son that if he went to that show he would see something awful. Well, the boy sneaked in the show and the first thing he saw was something awful - his own dad sitting on the front row.
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Mother #Country #Dad

  • Country to me is living life at its simplest: Learning to appreciate a sliced vine-ripe tomato with a dash of salt, served between two slices of good bread and eaten over the kitchen sink.
    -- Art Smith

    #Country #Live Life #Two

  • Our Scottish theory ... is that every country has need of Scotchmen, but that Scotland has no need of the citizens of any other country.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Country #Scotland #Needs

  • His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Country #Religious #Home