Top Gaza Quotes

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Favorite Gaza Quotes

1. "I think Israel will think one thousands times before invading Gaza."
Author: Ahmed Yassin
2. "Gaza has 1.2 million Palestinians living in crowded places and the resistance will be strong."
Author: Ahmed Yassin
3. "But if Sharon wants to occupy Gaza, let him come. Israel will pay the price."
Author: Ahmed Yassin
4. "The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence."
Author: Alcee Hastings
5. "Assembled in Gaza from Brazilian bioplastics, Turkish and Indonesian electronics, running Egyptian software and catching its time cues from an Israeli satellite, it commented on the world in ways its producers had failed to consider."Come to salvation!"
Author: Alex Jeffers
6. "We shall not lie on our backs at the Red Castle and watch the vultures wheeling over the valley where they killed the grandson of Genghiz. We will not read Babur's memoirs in his garden at Istalif and see the blind man smelling his way around the rose bushes. Or sit in the Peace of Islam with the beggars of Gazar Gagh. We will not stand on the Buddha's head at Bamiyan, upright in his niche like a whale in a dry-dock. We will not sleep in the nomad tent, or scale the Minaret of Jam. And we shall lose the tastes - the hot, coarse, bitter bread; the green tea flavoured with cardamoms; the grapes we cooled in the snow-melt; and the nuts and dried mulberries we munched for altitude sickness. Nor shall we get back the smell of the beanfields, the sweet, resinous smell of deodar wood burning, or the whiff of a snow leopard at 14,000 feet."
Author: Bruce Chatwin
7. "The enduring attraction of war is this: Even with its destruction and carnage it can give us what we long for in life. It can give us purpose, meaning, a reason for living. Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of much of our lives become apparent. Trivia dominates our conversations and increasingly our airwaves. And war is an enticing elixir. It gives us resolve, a cause. It allows us to be noble. And those who have the least meaning in their lives, the impoverished refugees in Gaza, the disenfranchised North African immigrants in France, even the legions of young who live in the splendid indolence and safety of the industrialized world, are all susceptible to war's appeal."
Author: Chris Hedges
8. "The little boats cannot make much difference to the welfare of Gaza either way, since the materials being shipped are in such negligible quantity. The chief significance of the enterprise is therefore symbolic. And the symbolism, when examined even cursorily, doesn't seem too adorable. The intended beneficiary of the stunt is a ruling group with close ties to two of the most retrograde dictatorships in the Middle East, each of which has recently been up to its elbows in the blood of its own civilians. The same group also manages to maintain warm relations with, or at the very least to make cordial remarks about, both Hezbollah and al-Qaida. Meanwhile, a document that was once accurately described as a 'warrant for genocide' forms part of the declared political platform of the aforesaid group. There is something about this that fails to pass a smell test."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
9. "Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation."
Author: Clare Short
10. "El día de mañana nos espera detrás de esa puerta. Está ahí agazapado, un oceano de palabras e incertidumbres. Pero todavía no ha llegado hasta aquí y nosotros sí."
Author: Connie Brockway
11. "My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma"
Author: Desmond Tutu
12. "La luz del pasillo iluminaba débilmente mi rostro que se reflejaba de modo fantasmal en el cristal de la ventanilla y me hacía recordar el que tuve en la infancia, el que naufragó para siempre en la despedida, como si aquel niño se hallara agazapado en algún lugar de mi interior esperando un descuido mío para emerger de nuevo en las aguas fangosas del pasado con su sonrisa feliz y sus ojos brillantes."
Author: Elia Barceló
13. "– A háború alkalmatlanná tett bennünket mindenre. Igaza van. Mi már nem vagyunk ifjúság. Menekülok vagyunk. Menekülünk önmagunk elol. Az életünk elol. Tizennyolc esztendosek voltunk, s kezdtük szeretni a világot és az életet; és lövöldöznünk kellett rá. Az elso becsapódó gránát a szívünket találta. El vagyunk zárva a tevékenységtol, a törekvéstol, a haladástól. Nem hiszünk többé benne; csak a háborúban hiszünk."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
14. "Any Israeli attack on Lebanon, Iran, Syria or Gaza will be met with a fierce response."
Author: Hassan Nasrallah
15. "Nóra: ...Azt hiszem, hogy legelsosorban ember vagyok, éppen úgy, mint te - vagy mindenesetre meg kell kísérelnem, hogy az legyek. Jól tudom, hogy a legtöbben neked adnak igazat, Torvald; valami olyasmi van a könyvekben is. De én nem törodhetek vele tovább, hogy a többség mit mond, s mi van a könyvekben. Magamnak kell a dolgokat átgondolnom, s tisztába jönnöm velük."
Author: Henrik Ibsen
16. "Mis más trágicos recuerdos se levantaron en furioso oleaje. Creía que después de pasar por la experiencia de perderte ya nada podía afectarme demasiado, pero la mínima posibilidad de que algo semejante le ocurriera al hijo que me quedaba, me volteó. Tenía un peso en el pecho, como una roca aplastándome, que me cortaba la respiración. Me sentía vulnerable, en carne viva, a punto de llorar en cualquier instante. En la noche, cuando todos descansaban, oía un rumor entre las paredes, había quejidos atascados en los umbrales, suspiros en los cuartos desocupados. Era mi propio miedo, supongo. El dolor acumulado en ese largo año de tu agonía estaba agazapado en la casa."
Author: Isabel Allende
17. "We don't have a state, neither in Gaza nor in the West Bank. Gaza is under siege and the West Bank is occupied. What we have in the Gaza Strip is not a state, but rather a regime of an elected government. A Palestinian state will not be created at this time except in the territories of 1967."
Author: Ismail Haniyeh
18. "Traveling has become such a miserable experience that no Palestinian does it, except those who absolutely have to: students attending foreign universities, patients needing care unavailable in Gaza, businesspeople attempting to pretend that their world will eventually be normal."
Author: Izzeldin Abuelaish
19. "Gaza 1948: "Gaza was not a refugee camp yet, just a place designated for Palestinian people when the state of Israel came begin. But day by day it filled up with people who had no place else to go to."
Author: Izzeldin Abuelaish
20. "Anger and violence in Gaza and among Gazans is completely predictable. In a situation like ours, the absence of violence and anger would be abnormal. All of of us feel angry at least occasionally."
Author: Izzeldin Abuelaish
21. "If the withdrawal from Gaza goes badly, obviously, that will set us back."
Author: Jane Harman
22. "Shirley's gonna be pissed," Gazarra said. "She hates when I get shot." To my recollection, the only other time Gazarra was shot was when he was playing quick draw in the police station elevator and his gun accidentally discharged. The bullet ricocheted off the elevator wall and lodged in Gazarra's right buttock."
Author: Janet Evanovich
23. "Igen, részben igazad van. Egyvalamiben azonban semmiképp: nem ugyanaz nem megszületni, mint meghalni, mert aki meghal, nyomot hagy maga után, és ezt tudja is. Tudja, hogy soha többé semmirol sem lesz tudomása, de nyomok és emlékek maradnak utána. Hogy hiányozni fog – ezt te magad is mondtad –, és hogy akik ismerték, nem úgy viselkednek majd, mintha sohasem létezett volna. Lesz, aki buntudatot érez; aki azt kívánja, bárcsak jobban bánt volna vele az életben; aki sír miatta, és nem érti, miért nem felel, s aki megszenvedi a hiányát."
Author: Javier Marías
24. "Porque al final, eran esos los monstruos que se escondían agazapados en la oscuridad cuando crecíamos: las opciones que habías descartado a lo largo de la vida. Y madurar... madurar era tan solo cuestión de aprender a enfrentarse a ellas sin rencor ni arrepentimiento."
Author: Javier Ruescas
25. "My guide had a copy of Palestine on my last trip to Gaza. He'd bring it out and show people what I was trying to do. That usually went over pretty well."
Author: Joe Sacco
26. "I don't think Hamas will be satisfied simply ruling the Gaza Strip."
Author: John Bolton
27. "But blaming Islam is a simple answer, easier and less controversial than re-examining the core political issues and grievances that resonate in much of the Muslim world: the failures of many Muslim governments and societies, some aspects of U.S. foreign policy representing intervention and dominance, Western support for authoritarian regimes, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, or support for Israel's military battles with Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. (p. 136-137)"
Author: John L. Esposito
28. "...como siempre al acecho esperando algo, agazapado para dar uno de esos saltos absurdos de los que salimos todos lastimados."
Author: Julio Cortázar
29. "Ezek közt a valószínuleg soha fel nem fedezett dolgok között – mert mind szétporladnak még jóval azelott, hogy bárki bárhonnan ideérhetne – ott lesz egy kaliforniai utca egy bizonyos darabkája is, ahol egyszer, egy sötét, nyári délutánon, a lassulás elso évének vége felé két gyerek térdelt együtt a hideg földön. Az ujjukat a nedves betonba nyomták, és a legigazabb, legegyszerubb dolgot írták bele, amit csak ki tudtak találni: a nevüket, a dátumot és a következo szavakat: itt voltunk."
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
30. "Fel a fejjel!" Édesapjuk mindig ezt szokta mondani, ha valami nem sikerült a legjobban, és ez pontosan azt jelentette, hogy itt az ideje félretenni a búslakodást! – Igazad van! – mondta Klaus. – De olyan nehéz felemelni a fejünket, ha valaki teljes erovel nyomja lefelé!"
Author: Lemony Snicket
31. "Hamas thinks they can kill the will of people by intimidation. Most of those who are killed in the Gaza Strip for the suspicion of collaborating with Israel, have nothing to do with Israel."
Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef
32. "I feel a freedom when I start running. If I don't train, I feel like everyone else in the Gaza Strip."
Author: Nader Al Masri
33. "I have a coach but there's nobody at my level in Gaza. I have to do most of my training sessions on my own."
Author: Nader Al Masri
34. "I practice on the roads of Gaza as we don't have good stadiums and tracks so I gave my best."
Author: Nader Al Masri
35. "The new crimes that the US and Israel were committing in Gaza as 2009 opened do not fit easily into any standard category—except for the category of familiarity."
Author: Noam Chomsky
36. "Se miran, se presienten, se desean,se acarician, se besan, se desnudan,se respiran, se acuestan, se olfatean,se penetran, se chupan, se demudan,se adormecen, despiertan, se iluminan,se codician, se palpan, se fascinan,se mastican, se gustan, se babean,se confunden, se acoplan, se disgregan,se aletargan, fallecen, se reintegran,se distienden, se enarcan, se menean,se retuercen, se estiran, se caldean,se estrangulan, se aprietan, se estremecen,se tantean, se juntan, desfallecen,se repelen, se enervan, se apetecen,se acometen, se enlazan, se entrechocan,se agazapan, se apresan, se dislocan,se perforan, se incrustan, se acribillan,se remachan, se injertan, se atornillan,se desmayan, reviven, resplandecen,se contemplan, se inflaman, se enloquecen,se derriten, se sueldan, se calcinan, se desgarran, se muerden, se asesinan, resucitan, se buscan, se refriegan, se rehúyen, se evaden y se entregan."
Author: Oliverio Girondo
37. "What to tell you? Gaza is frustrating these days—well, these years. It's a good exercise in patience, at least."
Author: Refaat Alareer
38. "It is when darkness prevails that I sit by the window to look past all those electricity-free houses, smell the sweet scent of a calm Gazan night, feel the fresh air going straight to my heart, and think of you, of me, of Palestine, of the crack, of the blank wall, of you, of Mama, of you, of my history class, of you, of God, of Palestine—of our incomplete story."
Author: Refaat Alareer
39. "Gaza Writes Back' provides conclusive evidence that telling stories is an act of life, that telling stories is resistance, and that telling stories shapes our memories."
Author: Refaat Alareer
40. "But not all Gaza residents were committed to the war. A reporter asked one of the Arabs what he most wanted. He was a taxi driver, father of ten. All he wanted was 'to eat and to work.' What did he think of Nasser? 'Nasser is good, Israel is good, America is good, Britain is good, Canada is good, India is good, Anything is good."
Author: Robert John Donovan
41. "Az igazat megvallva egy kicsit nagyon is hajhászom az örömöket, tudva, hogy most vagyok életemnek abban az idejében, mely erre leginkább való; és mert látom, hogy a legtöbb ember, aki a világban sokra viszi, a szerzés idején megfeledkezik az élvezetekrol, arra az idore halasztva azokat, amikor vagyona már elegendo, hanem akkor már késo, semmi örömét nem lelheti bennük."
Author: Samuel Pepys
42. "Anyone who is portraying Israel as a friend is a servant of Israel.I warn some sides against turning enemies into friends and friends into enemies.Some in the Arab world try to present "Israel" as a friend and Iran as a foe.Yet such conspiracies will fail. "Israel" has not been helping because of its hostile and aggressive nature. The Arab world is realising day after day that Iran is a friend, which was highlighted in Iran's support to Gaza and Lebanon."
Author: Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
43. "Soldier on guard says they've identified "someone on two legs a hundred metres from the outpost". The other soldier, in the lookout, says "A girl about ten," but by then they're already shooting. Girl's dead[...]The point is this use of code, on two legs, denoting human. It reminded me of that speech by their Prime Minister saying that we were beasts walking on two legs [...]The idea that having legs makes you human. I thought of adding a Primo Levi-ish dimension to it. Merging this two-legged idea with a sort of general question about what is a man, you know, linking it to "if this is a man who labours in the mud/ who knows no peace/ who fights for a crust of bread?" [...] my thesis being that the occupation, the closures, the siege have made amputees of all of us, crawling around in the mud. Legless in Gaza. The lot of us."
Author: Selma Dabbagh
44. "I would like Israel to be a Jewish state, and therefore not to annex over 2 million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to Israel, which will make Israel a bi-national state."
Author: Yitzhak Rabin
45. "Israel's days without Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip are gone and will not return."
Author: Yitzhak Shamir

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