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Continent

Total Quotes : 146
Equality New

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

- Abraham Lincoln

Think Given

The Ned Kelly is definitely the coolest of all the crime fiction awards, and if you think about it, it's the only one that's given for an entire continent.

- Adrian McKinty

Which Means

Without an adequate response, an epidemic can develop into a pandemic, which generally means it has spread to more than one continent.

- Alan Huffman

England Indies

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.

- Albert Bushnell Hart

Triumph Always

Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.

- Alejo Carpentier

Small Been

I think there has been a long-running notion in the West that Asia was a continent of people that were really conquerable. That people from Asia were weak, they were small in all ways - including physically small, geopolitically small, economically small - all of which are changing, of course.

- Alex Tizon

Small Shared

Aviation offered such fun as crossing the continent in planes large and small, trying the whirling rotors of an autogiro, making record flights. With these activities came opportunity to know women everywhere who shared my conviction that there is so much women can do in the modern world and should be permitted to do irrespective of their sex.

- Amelia Earhart

North Another

I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.

- Andrew Eldritch

Next Other

There are two perspectives on the oil sands. You have companies that want to make it the next Saudi Arabia. The other is that it's a transitional resource to a low-carbon economy, and to regard it as anything else is to drain the continent's financial resources.

- Andrew Nikiforuk

Very Enforcing

We will be very persistent when it comes to enforcing freedom, justice, and self-determination on the European continent.

- Angela Merkel

Which Wiped

'Avatar' imaginatively revisits the crime scene of white America's foundational act of genocide, in which entire native tribes and civilizations were wiped out by European immigrants to the American continent.

- Annalee Newitz

Cities Beaches

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

Country Very

I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They've made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Rough About

One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you've got this British mother whose entire being rejects 'coddling' in case it makes you too soft. So there's absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.

- Alexandra Fuller

Art Treat

We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.

- Arthur Erickson

Think Over

Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?

- Arundhati Roy

Wife Always

My wife is one of the best wimin on this Continent, altho' she isn't always gentle as a lamb with mint sauce.

- Charles Farrar Browne

Mind Larger

Australia is properly speaking an island, but it is so much larger than every other island on the face of the globe, that it is classed as a continent in order to convey to the mind a just idea of its magnitude.

- Charles Sturt

United States

The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are for the United States the natural marts of supply and demand.

- Chester A. Arthur

Tell Been

African narratives in the West, they proliferate. I really don't care anymore. I'm more interested in the stories we tell about ourselves - how, as a writer, I find that African writers have always been the curators of our humanity on this continent.

- Chris Abani

Come Which

I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown.

- Christopher Columbus

New Always

American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World.

- Christopher Dawson

Africa More

Africa is no more this poor continent. It's on the march.

- Claire Denis

Distance Had

In 1952, I had gone to England on a literary pilgrimage, but what I also saw, even at that distance from the blitz, were bombed-out ruins and an enervated society, while the continent was still, psychologically, in the grip of its recent atrocities.

- Cynthia Ozick

Reason I Think

This is a great continent. I went to primary school on this continent, secondary school, university. I've worked on this continent, and I think that it's a great disservice that, for whatever reason, people have usurped an imagery of Africa that is absolutely incorrect.

- Dambisa Moyo

Deal Became

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.

- Daniel Barenboim

Connotation

I think the problem with the term graphic novel is it sounds pompous, it sounds pretentious, whereas on the continent, they call it an album, which to me sounds, it's got more much of a connotation of a kind of a music single and an album collection.

- Dave Gibbons

City About

After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.

- David Cameron

World September

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk.

- John Ashcroft

Side Confederacy

You can do but one of these things; it is folly to attempt anything else, for there cannot exist a slave confederacy and a free confederacy side by side upon this continent.

- John Brough

Piece Itself

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

- John Donne

Think Africa

I think that Africa has made quite rapid progress and a lot of the conflicts that we saw on the continent have abated.

- John Dramani Mahama

Africa

Happily, there's a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We're seeing a lot of - actually in Africa - we're seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota.

- John Dramani Mahama

Think Needs

And I think that Africa is making progress that the world needs to recognize and assist the continent to continue on that path.

- John Dramani Mahama

Country Here

From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.

- John Hoeven

Possibilities

People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned.

- John Moody

California Part

When California was wild, it was the floweriest part of the continent.

- John Muir

However Been

The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe.

- John Muir

Memory Living

When the enemies' land force is once conquered and expelled from the continent, our Marine will rise as if by enchantment and become, within the memory of persons now living, the wonder and envy of the world.

- John Paul Jones

Environments

Africans are on the front lines of humanitarian efforts, distributing life-saving aid in dangerous environments. Africans comprise the vast majority of peacekeepers in civil conflict on that continent. Africans for the most part lead peace negotiations for the wars being fought in Africa.

- John Prendergast

Changes Almost

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.

- John Raleigh Mott

Other Direct

We direct the destinies of a mighty continent. Our resources are unlimited: our means unbounded. If we be true to ourselves, the glory of other nations, in comparison to ours, shall resemble but a tale from the days of chivalry.

- John Tyler

Slaves Cries

Many slaves on this continent are oppressed, and their cries have reached the ears of the Most High. Such are the purity and certainty of his judgments, that he cannot be partial in our favor.

- John Woolman

Builders Peers

When I want an opinion, I'll get it from my peers - from men of vision, like our great railroad builders... Stanford, Huntington, Dinsmore... fellows with imaginations broad enough to span the continent.

- Jonathan Raban

Visiting Other

Every year, I travel extensively in the autumn and the spring. I set most of the winter and summer aside for my family and my own tribal relatives. But during that traveling time, I often find myself visiting other native communities around the continent - perhaps a dozen or more each year.

- Joseph Bruchac

Been Euro

Across the continent, political divisions are deepening. For all of these reasons, the specter of a euro zone collapse has not been dispatched.

- Barry Eichengreen

United States

The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent.

- Barry McCaffrey

Africa Dispute

The nations of Africa, as is true of every continent of the world, from time to time dispute among themselves. These quarrels must be confined to this continent and quarantined from the contamination of non-African interference.

- Haile Selassie

Country Could

My first novel, 'The Tiger's Daughter,' embodies the loneliness I felt but could not acknowledge, even to myself, as I negotiated the no man's land between the country of my past and the continent of my present.

- Bharati Mukherjee

Love Been

No one will ever know how many novels, poems, analyses, confessions, sufferings and joys have been piled up on this continent called Love, without it ever having turned out to be totally investigated.

- Heinrich Boll

Polar Which

Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.

- Helena Blavatsky

Affect Other

It's never happened in history that every region in the world could affect every other region simultaneously. The Roman empire and the Chinese empire didn't know much about each other and had no means of interacting. Now we have every continent able to reach every other.

- Henry Kissinger

Been Which

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.

- Hervey Allen

Deep Flames

Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.

- Bono

Generation Fact

The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.

- Bono

London New

London is the most commercially important city in Europe, and it's the most populous city. It should be for the whole of the European continent what New York is to America. That's what it should be.

- Boris Johnson

Role Undermining

The idea that the EU is somehow the guarantor of peace on the continent - that is in itself rash, in my view, and risks undermining the vital role of Nato.

- Boris Johnson

Been Putting

Africa is the most weathered continent in the world; 75 percent of its soil has been degraded. You don't just bring that back. I always like to say it's like putting an oxygen mask on a cadaver; it just isn't going to work.

- Howard Graham Buffett

Here Always

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives.

- Brian Moore

United States

Spanglish is the encounter: perhaps the word is marriage or divorce of English and Spanish, but also of Anglo and Hispanic civilizations - not only in the United States but in the entire continent and, perhaps, also in Spain.

- Ilan Stavans

Small Been

There's nowhere like home for me, but there has been something so interesting about most of the places I've visited. One that sticks out in my mind is traveling around South America. It's a huge continent, and I only got to see a small portion of it, but I've always liked going there.

- Brittany Bowe

Africa Through

Radical Islamists spread from Western Africa through the Middle East, all the way to South Asia to sub-Indian continent.

- Jack Keane

Consequence

America is the world of peace and must be made the continent of its definite consequence.

- Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Sky Frank

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.

- James Agee

Die Over

But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe, really, and we're just set at marking the planet with Styx music until the day we die.

- James Young

Country China

China is not a country, it's a continent. India is not a country, it's a continent.

- Jan Chipchase

Purpose Next

I created the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation back in 1997 for the purpose of going in and improving the living conditions of my people on the African continent, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo where I came from. Out first mission was to go and build a new hospital. Our next mission was to build a school.

- Dikembe Mutombo

Legacy Play

I always felt that I had to leave a legacy on the African continent. As I was only the third player to come to the NBA from Africa, I felt I had to do my best to recruit more young Africans to come and play in the NBA - and also find a way to bring the NBA to Africa.

- Dikembe Mutombo

Stories Bringing

My passion is more about bringing the stories out from the African continent mixed with the West.

- Djimon Hounsou

Africa Where

Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes.

- Djimon Hounsou

Africa Rest

Africa is a continent that provides so much for the existence of the rest of the world. We go around the world and cultivate so many things.

- Djimon Hounsou

Africa Needs

One of the things I find extremely challenging about the continent of Africa is that when the immediate needs and the social needs of people are not met, that kills dreams, and it's all about survival.

- Djimon Hounsou

Closely Could

In 1913 many believed that there would never again be a war in Europe. The great powers of the continent were so closely intertwined economically that the view was widespread that they could no longer afford to have military confrontations.

- Jean-Claude Juncker

Country Refuse

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country, but refuse to learn its languages.

- E. V. Lucas

Deep Cause

The main cause of Europe's deep fall - the losses of inclusion, job satisfaction and wage growth - is the devastating slowdown of productivity that began in the late 1990s and struck large swaths of the continent. It holds down the growth of wages rates, and it depresses employment.

- Edmund Phelps

Rural Fact

Like its agriculture, Africa's markets are highly under-capitalized and inefficient. We know from our work around the continent that transaction costs of reaching the market, and the risks of transacting in rural, agriculture markets, are extremely high. In fact, only one third of agricultural output produced in Africa even reaches the market.

- Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

Very Roles

The life of an actor is very hard irrespective of the continent you are in. It is doubly hard when you are only eligible for minority roles.

- Kabir Bedi

Refugees Wide

We are a continent of refugees, and if you say we can't integrate refugees, that's not consistent with our values, even if borders cannot be wide open.

- Emmanuel Macron

Big Continental

Africa is the second-largest continent, a landmass second from Asia. It also is the second most populated continent, with 900 million people. In fact - coming back to the land mass - Africa is so big that you could fit in the continental United States, China, and the entire Europe into Africa and still have space.

- Euvin Naidoo

Rest Some

The British merchants represented that they received some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina, as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent, they were constant losers in trade.

- Ezra Stiles

South Albania

Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves.

- Fatos Nano

Owes Ecological

The world owes an ecological debt to the African continent.

- Francois Hollande

Middle Hours

I go to Australia probably once every two years. It's wide-open spaces there, so I just rent a motorcycle and ride out to the middle of the continent. For hours, you don't see anybody.

- Larry Fitzgerald

Very Half

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.

- Frank Yerby

Financial Larger

After the global financial crisis of 2008, populist uprisings had sprouted across Europe. Putin and his strategists sensed the beginnings of a larger uprising that could upend the Continent and make life uncomfortable for his geostrategic competitors.

- Franklin Foer

Love Smaller

Since I was a kid, I inherited my dad's love for animals and wildlife, even for the ones we had around the house in the French countryside, a 'smaller' kind of nature. Then, as I grew up, I looked more deeply into the African continent and its wildlife.

- Laurent Baheux

Had Troubles

I had the belief that many troubles you could observe on the European continent were due to politicians not understanding economic phenomena. Even if they had good intentions, they didn't have the skills to solve problems.

- Leonid Hurwicz

Injustice Laws

Our arguments - and those of hundreds more Venezuelans suffering the same injustice - are clear and forceful: political disqualification violates laws in Venezuela and throughout the continent.

- Leopoldo Lopez

Africa Other

Africa has more dictators per capita than any other continent.

- George Ayittey

Last Regions

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.

- George Catlin

Civilization

Shakespeare is, essentially, the emanation of the Renaissance. The overflow of his fame on the Continent in later years was but the sequel of the flood of the Renaissance in Western Europe. He was the child of that great movement, and marks its height as it penetrated the North with civilization.

- George Edward Woodberry

Manners England

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.

- George Mikes

Play Big

Multiculturalism may well be our saviour, wresting us out from the straitjacket of our history, thrusting the old continent into an environment where other ethnicities, less cynical and more positive, will play a big role in its future.

- Loretta Napoleoni

My Life Chance

I have had close relationships with three species of wild pigs, each a chance encounter on a different continent, and all continue to enrich my life in surprising ways.

- Lyall Watson

Generation

After numerous generations of people dedicated to killing wolves on the North American continent, one generation devoted itself to letting wolves live.

- Lydia Millet

Some Martian

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.

- Russell Crowe

Love Distance

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

- Gilbert Parker

Lie Youngest

The painful truth may be that Zimbabwe, the youngest of Africa's former colonies, has simply followed where the continent has led, treading the well-worn path beaten out of the lie that taking power from the colonialists and delivering democracy to the people are one and the same.

- Petina Gappah

Think Very

I think the Internet is absolutely extraordinary. It's very, very useful and I think one of the things we've got to do is make sure that the African continent gets on to that information super highway.

- Thabo Mbeki

Reason Been

The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent.

- Thabo Mbeki