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Nicholas D. Kristof Quotes

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The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

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Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Just a little help, a small security force,
a bit of food, can save lives.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A little bit of attention can go a long way.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

 

Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

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We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these
more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy.
It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It really is quite remarkable that Darfur has become a household name.
I am gratified that's the case.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You will be judged in years to come by how you responded
to genocide on your watch.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Photographs are still being taken but aren't being shown.
There's one of a skeleton bound at the wrists with
pants still around its ankles;
if it was a woman,
she was likely raped; if it was a man,
he was possibly castrated.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush,
where they were dying from bad water,
malaria and malnutrition.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If President Bush is serious about genocide,
an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further,
which means working with France to shore up Chad and
the Central African Republic.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
like China, where I lived and worked for some time.
I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column.
I can get about 2,000 after a column.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You don't need to invade a place or install a new government
to help bring about a positive change.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There is an element of anger among women who've been raped.
There's certainly a major element of humiliation.
But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're
seeing 100,000 victims per month.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The fact that people will pay you to talk to people
and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you,
I am just amazed by that.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential:
a major aid campaign to improve midwifery,
prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The news media's silence, particularly television news,
is reprehensible.
If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson,
we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

As soon as I was old enough to drive,
I got a job at a local newspaper.
There was someone who influenced me.
He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The photos were taken by African Union soldiers.
People in Congress saw them.
I thought if people could see them, there would be public outcry.
No one would be able to say, We just didn't know what was going on there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led
the way in slashing maternal mortality.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You would see people going back to homes that had been burned,
putting thatch over their structures again.
They still couldn't leave the area without the danger
of men being killed or women being raped,
but it was a start.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Neither Western donor countries like the U.S.
nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor,
rural and female.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

One of the things that really got to me was talking
to parents who had been burned out of their villages,
had family members killed, and then when men showed
up at the wells to get water,
they were shot.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing.
People need to get upset with President Bush.
People need to get upset with their Congressmen.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The U.N.
Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals,
but it doesn't operate in this region.
It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller


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