Top Somalia Quotes

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1. "I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2. "I don't have much in me left for Somalia, because the country is so broken, it's not realistic to daydream about it."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
3. "Where I grew up, death is a constant visitor. A virus, bacteria, a parasite; drought and famine; soldiers, and torturers; could bring it to anyone, any time. Death comes riding on raindrops that turned to floods. It catches the imagination of men in positions of authority who order their subordinates to hunt, torture, and kill people they imagine to be enemies. Death lures many others to take their own lives in order to escape a dismal reality. For many women, because of the perception of lost honor, death comes at the hands of a father, brother, or husband. Death comes to young women giving birth to new life, leaving the newborn orphaned in the hands of strangers. For those who live in anarchy and civil war, as in the country of my birth, Somalia, death is everywhere."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4. "I never have my CNN off, it's on the whole day. I don't want to be out of range of television. I'm constantly bombarded by information - Somalia one second, Haiti the next - I need that constant pounding. I couldn't write without television. I need to have the world in my room."
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
5. "Since 1945, when Jesus granted America air superiority, we have bombed Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Iraq, Serbia, Somalia, Bosnia, The Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. And Yemen only because the tenth one was free. How did we inherit this moral obligation of bringing justice to the world via death from above? Are we Zeus?It doesn't make any sense. Our schools are crumbling and we wanna teach everyone else a lesson."
Author: Bill Maher
6. "The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace."
Author: Boutros Boutros Ghali
7. "Like the Nazis, the cadres of jihad have a death wish that sets the seal on their nihilism. The goal of a world run by an oligarchy in possession of Teutonic genes, who may kill or enslave other 'races' according to need, is not more unrealizable than the idea that a single state, let alone the globe itself, could be governed according to the dictates of an allegedly holy book. This mad scheme begins by denying itself the talents (and the rights) of half the population, views with superstitious horror the charging of interest, and invokes the right of Muslims to subject nonbelievers to special taxes and confiscations. Not even Afghanistan or Somalia, scenes of the furthest advances yet made by pro-caliphate forces, could be governed for long in this way without setting new standards for beggary and decline."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
8. "African history is filled with experiences of people shooting their way to power and then splintering into factions, like in Somalia and Liberia."
Author: George Ayittey
9. "I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name."
Author: Hawa Abdi
10. "We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community."
Author: Hawa Abdi
11. "I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that."
Author: Hawa Abdi
12. "The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance."
Author: Hawa Abdi
13. "Our assistance in Somalia has been remarkably effective and successful, and we have helped with very small resources - a large group of people and we can now do even more."
Author: Jan Egeland
14. "Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large."
Author: Jan Egeland
15. "I was hell-bent on being an effective humanitarian in Cambodia and Somalia. But a naïve fog is finally lifting. Revealed is a train wreck of illusions, the depravity of someone else's war, the futility of a competence stillborn there. To understand this you have to become this."
Author: Kenneth Cain
16. "The only way I see the world now is through coming out of and growing up and living in Somalia. In the time of war, everyone was basically trying to live and manage the best they could. But you also had another period which was not a hard time at all - it was just a beautiful time. I lived in both eras."
Author: K'naan
17. "Når jeg spurte ham om hvilken krig han hadde kommet hjem fra, Vietnam, Gulfen, Somalia, Irak, Afghanistan, Korea, for den saks skyld, bare ristet han på hodet og sa: Kan være det samme, Chris. Alle kriger er like. Også din."
Author: Lars Saabye Christensen
18. "Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance."
Author: Richard Leakey
19. "Consider how the rich countries of the world are filled with hypocritical people. These are the people who complain about children who are starving in Somalia, and speak of the plight of youth in the inner city, speaking as though they are emotionally tortured by these tragedies. But then they refuse to do a thing about it. When they are approached by charities, they give only an infinitesimal fraction of their wealth."
Author: Shmuley Boteach
20. "With a decrease in the number of pirates, there has been an increase in global warming over the same period. Therefore, global warming is caused by a lack of pirates. Even more compelling: Somalia has the highest number of Pirates AND the lowest Carbon emissions of any country. Coincidence?"
Author: Timothy Ferriss
21. "For the security of the UK, it matters a lot for Somalia to become a more stable place."
Author: William Hague

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