Cuba quotes

  • In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Sports #Champion #Cuba

  • I like to go somewhere where I learn something I didn't know before, like the Dry Tortugas between Florida and Cuba.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Florida #Cuba #Dry

  • She is Cuba. If you want to love her, you have to be with her, but you can't be with her in her current state. It's the point of view of all exiles - you have to leave the thing you cherish most.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Views #Cuba #Want

  • My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Father #Cuba #Saws

  • What really swings is the music of the United States, Cuba, the Caribbean and vicinity, and, of course, Brazil. The rest is all waltzes.
    -- Antonio Carlos Jobim

    #Swings #United States #Cuba

  • Since [violence against women] is rooted in discrimination, impunity and complacency, we need to change attitudes and behavior - and we need to change laws and make sure they are enforced just like you are doing in Cuba.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Attitude #Law #Cuba

  • For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Cuba #Earth #Yardsticks

  • The Spirit tells me - Fidel Castro will die - in the 90s. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God.
    -- Benny Hinn

    #Trying #Succeed #Cuba

  • Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator.
    -- Bob Kerrey

    #Baseball #Cuba #Needs

  • Living in Cuba made me unafraid of whatever could happen to me.
    -- Brit Marling

    #Cuba #Made #Unafraid

  • Cuba needs a dose of perestroika.
    -- Carlos Fuentes

    #Cuba #Needs

  • After the Soviet collapse, Marxism is a relic, a pathetic anachronism reduced to its last redoubts: North Korea, Cuba, and the English departments of the more expensive American universities.
    -- Charles Krauthammer

    #Korea #Cuba #Lasts

  • I haven't traveled in Africa nearly as much as I'd like to. I've been there a few times, and I'd like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that's the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.
    -- Chick Corea

    #Love Is #America #Cuba

  • When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
    -- Compay Segundo

    #Daddy #Musician #Cuba

  • I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.
    -- Daisy Fuentes

    #Spain #Cuba #Madrid

  • Cuba's poverty is caused by the crackpot Marxist doctrines imposed by its sociopathic ruler and promoted by half the liberal arts professors on American faculties.
    -- David Horowitz

    #Art #Cuba #Doctrine

  • In consigning Elian back to slavery without a hearing, this administration is setting back the cause of freedom -- in this country and in Cuba.
    -- David Limbaugh

    #Country #Cuba #Slavery

  • Frankly, to be a poor child in Cuba may in many instances be better than being a poor child in Miami, and I’m not going to condemn their lifestyle so gratuitously.
    -- Eleanor Clift

    #Children #Cuba #May

  • A missile is a missile. It makes no great difference whether you are killed by a missile fired from the Soviet Union or from Cuba.
    -- Elie Abel

    #Differences #Cuba #Unions

  • Cuba has the cleanest and most-educated prostitutes in the world.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Cuba #World #Educated

  • I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Cuba #Castro

  • North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Country #Humanity #Cuba

  • I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis...; discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Men #Political #Cuba

  • In Cuba I have always understood harsh treatment of dissenting voices as stemming from a "siege situation" imposed upon it from outside. And I believe that to a certain extent that is true.
    -- Harold Pinter

    #Believe #Voice #Cuba

  • Cuba is a wonderful country. What Castro’s done is superb.
    -- Helen Caldicott

    #Country #Cuba #Done

  • But Cuba doesn't have a dictatorship it's a revolutionary democracy.
    -- Hugo Chavez

    #Democracy #Cuba #Revolutionary

  • May be my favorite of my Cuba dispatches.....
    -- Jeff Greenwald

    #Cuba #May #My Favorite

  • My first language is both English and Spanish. My mom was raised in Los Angeles, so with her we spoke English, but my father was born in Cuba, so with him we spoke Spanish.
    -- Jencarlos Canela

    #Mom #Father #Cuba

  • I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba's freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.
    -- Lincoln Diaz-Balart

    #Struggle #Hero #Cuba

  • As long as Fidel Castro is alive we [the American Government] will not normalize relations with Cuba. We don't want it, and he certainly doesn't.
    -- Mark Falcoff

    #Government #Long #Cuba

  • Cuba will find its own way, regardless of what the U.S. wants. This has always been the case, not just since 1959.
    -- Mark Falcoff

    #Way #Cuba #Want

  • The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less.
    -- Max Baucus

    #Agriculture #Administration #Cuba

  • I played for Almendares in Cuba. Guess who was trying out for the team? Castro. Fidel Castro, as a pitcher. He could throw pretty hard, but he was wild. He didn't have any control.
    -- Monte Irvin

    #Team #Trying #Cuba

  • They talk about who won and who lost. Human reason won. Mankind won.
    -- Nikita Khrushchev

    #Cuba #Reason #Lost

  • After visits to several Communist countries (USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, East Germany, Vietnam, China, Cuba), I feel strongly that most "revolutionary" types around the world don't realize the importance of freedom of the press and the air, a right to peaceably assemble and discuss anything, including the dangers of such discussions.
    -- Pete Seeger

    #Country #Air #Cuba

  • The only way to Cuba is with the CIA.
    -- Phil Ochs

    #Way #Cuba #Cia

  • For centuries, Cubas greatest resource has been its people.
    -- Pico Iyer

    #People #Cuba #Resources

  • I won't perform in Cuba until there's no more Castro and there's a free Cuba. To me, Cuba's the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.
    -- Pitbull

    #World #Cuba #Would Be

  • The people in Cuba, they know what I stand for, and there's a lot of people in Cuba that stand for the same. But they can't say it.
    -- Pitbull

    #People #Cuba

  • Well, you know, I left Cuba as a kid when I was 6 years old back in 1971.
    -- Rafael Palmeiro

    #Kids #Years #Cuba

  • I was not chosen to be president to restore capitalism to Cuba. I was elected to defend, maintain and continue to perfect socialism, not destroy it.
    -- Raul Castro

    #Perfect #President #Cuba

  • In Cuba there are no drugs nor will there be.
    -- Raul Castro

    #Marijuana #Drug #Cuba

  • Let's go in, let's totally destroy Cuba.
    -- Robert McNamara


  • Currently, I'm working with a company called DRL Promotions with my partners Dan Wise and Luis De Cubas. We're currently representing over 30 fighters
    -- Roberto Duran

    #Wise #Cuba #Fighter

  • Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now.
    -- Stephen Walt

    #War #Cuba #Cold

  • I invested in many companies, and I'm happy this one worked. This is capitalism. You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down. You know, if you don't like capitalism, you don't like making money with stock, move to Cuba or China.
    -- Terry McAuliffe

    #Moving #Cuba #Making Money

  • I come from Cuba. Taxes for me are no big thing.
    -- Tony Oliva

    #Cuba #Bigs #Taxes

  • There is no doubt in my mind. If there had been no assassination, we probably would have moved into negotiations leading to a normalisation of relations with Cuba.
    -- William Attwood

    #Doubt #Mind #Cuba

  • In Cuba, I didn't even have a bicycle.
    -- Yoenis Cespedes

    #Cuba #Bicycle

  • In Cuba we had the most ferocious form of capitalism for 60 years. It dominated every sphere of life.
    -- Alejandro Castro Espin

    #Years #Spheres #Cuba

  • Cuba has not accepted the domain and imposition of an empire that has wanted to dominate us for over half a century [America].
    -- Alejandro Castro Espin

    #America #Cuba #Half

  • In Cuba we are building a socialist society and we could say we are on the verge of a communist society which is hard to achieve, very hard to achieve, but is a longing worth fighting for.
    -- Alejandro Castro Espin

    #Fighting #Cuba #Longing

  • In Cuba, despite having lived through the most difficult times, there has never been a neo liberal adjustment.
    -- Alejandro Castro Espin

    #Cuba #Difficult Times #Despite

  • Let me give you really bad news, and I'm sure people will demonize me for saying this: the rich are always gonna be with us. They will always be with us. There are rich people in Cuba. There are rich people in Venezuela. You pick the policies, and the rich are gonna figure it out. They're always gonna be rich.
    -- Anthony Scaramucci

    #People #Giving #Cuba

  • Left-leaning policies - I'm 52 years old, I've been to Cuba, I've been to dysfunctional state oriented places - left-leaning policies fail the lower and middle classes.
    -- Anthony Scaramucci

    #Years #Class #Cuba

  • Closing the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a promise President [Barack] Obama made it but has yet to fulfill.
    -- Audie Cornish

    #Promise #President #Cuba

  • Clearly America businesses are interested in opening up new markets not just in Cuba, but all over the world.
    -- Carlos Curbelo

    #Opening Up #America #Cuba

  • When Fidel Castro is gone, there will be hope for Cuba. There will be opportunity for Cuba.
    -- Carlos Curbelo

    #Opportunity #Cuba #Gone

  • Cuba will be able to move towards freedom and democracy once again.
    -- Carlos Curbelo

    #Moving #Democracy #Cuba

  • President Obama announced that he's going to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. He wants to act before Seth Rogen makes a movie about Castro.
    -- Conan O'Brien

    #President #Cuba #Diplomatic Relations

  • [Barack Obama] is aware of the criticism back home [from Cuba] that this embargo still exists.
    -- David Muir

    #Home #Criticism #Cuba

  • In Cuba they don't celebrate Halloween but my favorite moments have been trick-or-treating with my kids here in the U.S.: they really enjoy it.
    -- Erislandy Lara

    #Halloween #Kids #Cuba

  • In Cuba and specifically in Havana there's a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected.
    -- Fernando Perez

    #Energy #Cuba #Unexpected

  • It's true that in Cuba there are double standards, there's opportunism, and there is a lack of freedom in some ways.
    -- Fernando Perez

    #Cuba #Double Standard #Way

  • There was a time when emigration from Cuba was a definitive separation. There were no visits. In the '80s, '90s, it was incredibly difficult. I'm not the only one interested in this as a filmmaker - other Cuban filmmakers have dealt with it, too, because it's such a part of our reality.
    -- Fernando Perez

    #Reality #Cuba #Emigration

  • Cuba was in some ways a de facto state of the United States before 1959, given its proximity and given its neocolonial status.
    -- Gerald Horne

    #United States #Cuba #Way

  • I have real fears for Cuba based on the South American experience. Where you have had such a stern regime, as Fidel's [Castro], there is no culture of politics.
    -- John Gimlette

    #Real #Cuba #Culture

  • I wouldn't like to see Cuba change in other ways. And the trouble is when Fidel [Castro] does go - I am sure he will at some stage. He will probably be replaced by some sort of Western capitalism, ultimately.
    -- John Gimlette

    #Doe #Cuba #Way

  • What I really like about Cuba is that you can go into a local bar in a provincial town and you'll get jazz played at the highest standard - played often a cappella, or certainly with no amplification or whatever. Even if you are not knowledgeable about music, and I am not, you can find yourself really enjoying it.
    -- John Gimlette

    #Finding Yourself #Cuba #Bars

  • Sometimes I just stand on the beach and look at the water, and Cuba feels so close it's unbelievable.
    -- Jose Contreras

    #Beach #Water #Cuba

  • It's amazing how everything here seems like it's in abundance. In Cuba, there is a shortage of everything.
    -- Jose Contreras

    #Cuba #Abundance #Shortage

  • I'm thirty-six years old and I've been married once and he left and I don't want to feel this way anymore. Like I can't be vulnerable. Can't relax. It's exhausting, always being on the defensive, keeping my guard up. I feel like Cuba.
    -- Noah Hawley

    #Years #Relax #Cuba

  • You can't get good Chinese takeout in China and Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba. That's all you need to know about communism.
    -- P. J. O'Rourke

    #Chinese #Cuba #Needs

  • What I experienced in Cuba, I have become a student of what, how communism operates.
    -- Rafael Cruz

    #Cuba #Students #Communism

  • As Cuba's leader, Castro answered to no one and allowed no challenge to his authority.
    -- Tom Gjelten

    #Leader #Challenges #Cuba

  • I was born in Cuba but was made in the USA.
    -- Gustavo Perez Firmat

    #Usa #Cuba #Born

  • It's absurd. We would all like to see Cuba move toward civil society and free markets and greater respect for human rights. But the U.S. policy is exactly the wrong way to go about it.
    -- Wayne Smith

    #Moving #Rights #Cuba

  • Are you really questioning the wisdom of central planning? Because the happy citizens of Cuba and North Korea beg to differ.
    -- Jonathan Gruber

    #Korea #Cuba #Citizens