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Alek Wek

British,  Designer
Total Quotes : 98
Education Future Key

Education is the key to the future.

- Alek Wek

Beauty Should Relevant

Beauty should not be culturally relevant; it should be universal.

- Alek Wek

Made Aspects Makes

All the exhausting aspects of my job are made worthwhile because I get to experience so many different cultures. It makes you really appreciate the memories.

- Alek Wek

Old Nine Saw

From nine years old, I lived with fear. I saw our neighbours disappearing. I was scared that I would come home from school and my parents would not be there.

- Alek Wek

London Here Evolved

Having arrived in London to seek refuge during the civil war in Sudan, where I was born, the thing I'm most proud of is having totally evolved. I came here not knowing how to speak English, but I went to school and learned; I adapted to this new culture.

- Alek Wek

Beauty Mean Does

Beauty does not mean one thing but not something else.

- Alek Wek

Negative Will Flourish

Don't focus on negative things; focus on the positive, and you will flourish.

- Alek Wek

Nine Very Southern

I grew up in southern Sudan, one of nine children. Our life was simple but very happy.

- Alek Wek

Education Society General

Everything has to do with education: If you educate the girls, you educate the family, the community, and society, in general.

- Alek Wek

Beauty See Subjective

Beauty is subjective and should not be limited to only what we see on the outside.

- Alek Wek

Cherish Really Granted

At times, we take freedom for granted. We really don't know how to cherish the freedom we have until it's taken from us.

- Alek Wek

Work Refugees Side

I am so impressed by UNHCR staff who live and work side by side with the refugees. It's really remarkable.

- Alek Wek

Black Feel I Feel

Black girls, I feel, rock, in so many ways, especially coming from five girls.

- Alek Wek

War Me Bones

Bones inside clothes. That was war to me.

- Alek Wek

Feel See Refugees

I feel, in 2015, when we see human beings and children dying to cross the ocean, trying to find safety, something more must be done to help them because refugees are just like me and you.

- Alek Wek

Through Refugees Other

I believe we should utilise any power we have for important issues that are bigger and beyond us. Whether it's with refugees or working to educate kids. I don't think you need to have gone through a civil war to do something. I believe as human beings, we can look out for each other.

- Alek Wek

Work London Before

I had jobs from the age of 14, when I arrived in London as a refugee. Aged 17, I'd get up at 4 A.M. to work as a cleaner before school. It wasn't pleasant.

- Alek Wek

Control Say Understand

I don't understand when people are being greedy or mean, when they say who should get what, when they get control of someone else's life.

- Alek Wek

Embrace Always Other

For me, it always goes back to what my mother taught me and my sisters. That all women are beautiful, and we should embrace each other.

- Alek Wek

London Through South

Going back to South Sudan after the independence took place was deeply emotional for me because I had gone through the civil war with my family just before going to seek refuge in London.

- Alek Wek