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Total Quotes : 268
Death Country

The death of dictator Kim Jong-Il has cast all eyes on North Korea, a country without literature or freedom or truth.

- Adam Johnson

Thought Foreigners

I'd known that the visit would be highly scripted and that genuine interactions with citizens wouldn't be possible, since it's illegal for them to speak with foreigners. Still, I'd thought I'd had a unique look at North Korea, only to discover I was wrong.

- Adam Johnson

Get Together South

Actually, King Abdullah, under his supervision and guidance, has established a dialogue in Saudi Arabia whereby all the population, whether Shiite or Sunnis from north, south, west or east, they can get together and exchange their views.

- Al-Waleed bin Talal

Small Play

Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.

- Alan Jackson

Given Indulgence

We live, in North America in general, if I'm given the indulgence of selling us down the river, in a culture of fear of this connective sense of spirit.

- Alanis Morissette

Charities Part

When I first started working with World Vision, I would sit down and talk with them about issues that concern any part of the world. MSF told me about what was going on in North Korea. I also support AIDS and breast cancer charities.

- Alek Wek

Bow Got

You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler.'

- Alison Krauss

Fact 19th Century

People have asked me about the 19th century and how I knew so much about it. And the fact is I really grew up in the 19th century, because North Carolina in the 1950s, the early years of my childhood, was exactly synchronous with North Carolina in the 1850s. And I used every scrap of knowledge that I had.

- Allan Gurganus

American Auto

For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company's share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars.

- Alex Berenson

Been Extent

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture.

- Alex Campbell

Arctic North Pole

If the world were an orange with 18 segments meeting at the top (the North Pole), roughly 8 of them would be in Russia, Canada would have 4, Denmark 2, and Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. just one apiece. Only a sliver of Alaska, on the Beaufort Sea, lies above the Arctic Circle.

- Alex Shoumatoff

Years According

The mammoth was basically done in by climate change. The last ones survived on Wrangel Island, north of Chukotka, until 3,700 years ago. According to Eveny mythology, mammoths scooped up dirt with their tusks to form the first dry land.

- Alex Shoumatoff

Voice North America

While Shakespeare wasn't the first voice in the room, in North America and Europe, he's one of the loudest voices.

- Alexi Zentner

I Think Another

William Maxwell's my favorite North American writer, I think. And an Irish writer who used to write for 'The New Yorker' called Maeve Brennan, and Mary Lavin, another Irish writer. There were a lot of writers that I found in 'The New Yorker' in the Fifties who wrote about the same type of material I did - about emotions and places.

- Alice Munro

Purpose South

If you persist in your purpose of secession, there will be war - a bloody and cruel war. Not only will the North fight, but she will also triumph. The experiment of secession will fail, and the South, in ruin and desolation, will bitterly repent the day when she attempted to overthrow a wise and beneficent government.

- Ambrose Burnside

Constitution Here

Being about to land on the soil of North Carolina, the general commanding desires his soldiers to remember that they are here to support the Constitution and the laws, to put down rebellion, and to protect the persons and property of the loyal and peaceable citizens of the State.

- Ambrose Burnside

Country Arkansas

The late brilliant actions in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas divided and weakened the enemy on the Rappahannock, and the auspicious moment seems to have arrived to strike a great and mortal blow at the Rebellion, and to gain that decisive victory which is due to the country.

- Ambrose Burnside

Leading Respectively

In the summer of 2004, Malem Jan was sitting with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the second son of Jalaluddin, in their Pakistani base in the North Waziristan town of Miram Shah when they heard their names on the BBC. The Americans were offering $250,000 and $200,000, respectively, as rewards for information leading to their capture.

- Anand Gopal

Continent 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

White South

Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.

- Andrew Johnson

Korea Iran

What Iran wants and what North Korea wants is respect.

- Andrew Young

My Life Interacting

I got a part-time job as a cashier at Home Depot in North Miami Beach on April 1, 1985. I didn't expect to be in retail all my life, but retail was ingrained in me from my grandmother. I enjoyed interacting with people, and I got opportunities.

- Ann-Marie Campbell

Southern Las Vegas

Area 51 is located in southern Nevada desert about 75 miles north of Las Vegas. It's set inside a greater land parcel that's about the size of the state of Connecticut that's called the 'Nevada Test and Training Range.'

- Annie Jacobsen

Republic Chechnya

While looking up news from the North Caucasus on Twitter, I was linked to the sanguinely titled 'Seven Wonders of Chechnya Tour' on the website of Chechnya Travel, the postwar republic's first tourism outfit, founded in 2012.

- Anthony Marra

School London

I'm the co-chair of the PTA at my kids' school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.

- Arabella Weir

Spanish South

I'm a mongrel in the sense that I'm Spanish, English, Latino, Jewish, north, south - all these things are mixed in me.

- Ariel Dorfman

Young South

We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don't care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it's the worst recovery since the Great Depression.

- Arthur Laffer

Had Weddings

I haven't had any formal training, but I guess dance comes naturally to us - people from the north. See how much we dance at weddings.

- Ashish Sharma

Warrior Had

I'd always intended to make 'Far North' straight after 'The Warrior.' We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.

- Asif Kapadia

Last Michelle

I worked with Michelle Yeoh on my last film, 'Far North,' and her partner is Jean Todt; at the time, he ran Ferrari. So I went as a VIP to the British grand prix.

- Asif Kapadia

About Isolated

I met people when we lived down in Raleigh who'd ask where I grew up, and I'd say about two hours west of Asheville, and they'd say they didn't know there was any North Carolina two hours west of Asheville. It was in many ways an isolated place.

- Charles Frazier

Next North America

The reality is that most of North America knows next to nothing of the 20th century's first genocide - the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in the First World War.

- Chris Bohjalian

Love Enjoying

Being from North Carolina, it's kind of slow-paced. There's not too much going on there, whereas in New Orleans, there's always something going on. I just love all the people, going out to dinner and enjoying anything I want.

- Chris Paul

Stupid Like

I'm not a comic person at all. It never reached me in the north of Ireland, in the '60s and '70s growing up. We used to get stupid comics like 'The Topper' and 'The Beezer,' things like that.

- Ciaran Hinds

Book Republic

I lived in the Republic of Ireland. I wrote a book about the North but as an outsider. The hatreds there were not mine. I never felt them. I liked how open in most ways Catalan nationalism was, compared to Irish nationalism. I disliked the violence and cruelty in Ireland.

- Colm Toibin

Lucky University

Once I graduated from university, I wanted to climb and be outdoors as much as possible. I worked as a part-time carpenter and kept up a relationship with The North Face. One thing led to another, and I'm lucky to be where I am now. It was a circuitous path with lots of adventure throughout.

- Conrad Anker

Next Frequent

I first met Jim Valvano in the 1980s when he was a frequent guest on our CNN 'Coaches Corner' show based in Atlanta, as he was always in the area recruiting the next North Carolina State basketball phenom.

- Craig Sager

Africa Back

I was with a folk trio back in '63 and '64, and we traveled all across North Africa, Israel, and Europe.

- Creed Bratton

Going Tell

My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.

- Curtis LeMay

Still Production

The North Sea was supposed to run out in the 1980s. Then in the 1990s. And now production is still on-line.

- Daniel Yergin

My Life Small

'One Tree Hill' really had an impact on my life. It was the first time I left my house and my family in New York and went to a small town in North Carolina. It was the most incredible experience for me.

- Daniella Alonso

Lesson South

I did not intend for there to be an incisive historical lesson in 'North and South.' Basically, it's just a good, juicy story.

- David L. Wolper

Feel Weeks

In real life, I go to the North Shore with my kids for two weeks each summer, and it's a magical place for us. I feel restored there and connected to the ancient, pre - human world in a way that no place else on Earth does for me.

- Dean Bakopoulos

Country Deterrent

When the U.S. claims the right to invade any country unilaterally and then defines a country like Iran or North Korea as 'evil,' then it is a rational response for these countries to develop nuclear weapons as the only military deterrent to invasion. We create what we most fear.

- Dean Ornish

Realized Carolina

I'd never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am.

- Dean Smith

Nine Graduates

The POW camps of North Vietnam were packed with Air Force and Naval Academy graduates. The six midshipmen in my Naval Academy class of 1968 who served as liaisons between the Marine Corps and the Brigade of Midshipmen later suffered nine Purple Hearts in Vietnam, and one man killed in action.

- Jim Webb

Retirement Arkansas

I was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I was 15 when I got my first job serving food to the residents in a retirement home - 22 years later I would shoot my first film in one.

- Joey Lauren Adams

American Fuel

Instead of giving preference to oil imported from overseas, Washington should look to North American coal, oil shale and oil sands, all of which provide an affordable, abundant and alternative source of fuel. In addition to increasing cost effectiveness options for the government, it will also increase America's energy security.

- John Barrasso

Natural Disasters

It's not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.

- John Bolton

Best Surfing

The place where I grew up is the center of surfing. Everyone who grows up on the North Shore surfs, and from October to March, you have the best waves in the world within a 5- to 7-mile stretch. I grew up in the center of these incredible sunsets and all these incredible waves. And then we have the Triple Crown of Surfing.

- John John Florence

Control Kid

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy, fat kid that's running North Korea.

- John McCain

Housing Still

Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north.

- John Prescott

Some About

You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do something about it, and our programmes are designed to do that - but if that's a picture of Newcastle, it's not the one I recognise and I bet none in the North East do either.

- John Prescott

Hollywood Bought

I bought a little hideaway up north, so I'll ship my motorcycle up there. It's much less dangerous than West Hollywood.

- Johnny Galecki

Living South

There are the countries of the north of Europe taking decisions and the countries of the south of Europe that are living under intervention. This division exists.

- Jose Maria Aznar

Commercial USA

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of 'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.

- Jose Saramago

Tears Arkansas

I did not walk every step of the Trail of Tears at one time. Instead, over the last 20 years, I have walked various segments of it in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

- Joseph Bruchac

Change Planet

Climate change poses an existential threat to the planet that is no less dire than that posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

- Joseph Stiglitz

Winter Ice

I hear from my Inuit and Yupik relatives up north that everything has changed. It's so hot; there is not enough winter. Animals are confused. Ice is melting.

- Joy Harjo

My Life Feels

There are few places in my life that I've found more ruggedly beautiful than the Highlands of Scotland. The place is magical - it's so far north, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you've left this world and gone to another.

- Julia London

Book Nation

Oftentimes, a history book in school will talk about the Underground Railroad as if it's one sentence. But thousands of people decided to run, and they single-handedly changed the trajectory of our nation. By running to the North, they put a face to slavery, which recruited a lot of abolitionists.

- Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Lie Country

One of the ways the North Korea regime has kept power is by keeping its people ignorant of the living standards in the outside world. That's the underlying lie that supports the regime - not that their country is 'normal' but that they are better off.

- Barbara Demick

Yellow Emanate

In 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea. Images of Kim Il-sung are depicted in vivid colours. Rays of yellow and orange emanate from his face: he is the sun.

- Barbara Demick

Country Broadcast

Televisions and radios are locked on government frequencies - it is a serious crime to listen to a foreign broadcast. As a result, North Koreans think that they live in the best country in the world and that, as difficult as their lives may be, everybody else has it much worse.

- Barbara Demick

Learn Border

When North Koreans cross the border into China, they are stunned to learn that the Chinese can afford to eat rice daily, sometimes for three meals daily.

- Barbara Demick

North Korea Korea

The cadence of life is slower in North Korea.

- Barbara Demick

Color Could

The North Korean landscape is strikingly beautiful in places. It could be said to resemble America's Pacific Northwest - but substantially drained of color.

- Barbara Demick

Strong Canadian

Well, I'm Canadian. True, north, strong, and free.

- Barry Pepper

Flight Brought

My first time coming over to North America was to New York around Christmastime when I was 7. My mom was a flight attendant, and she got put on to the Trans-Atlantic route over Christmastime, so she brought the whole family.

- Becky Lynch

Mountains Dancing

I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after. Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the '70s.

- Bellamy Young

Concerned Very

Expeditions are escapism. The stuff that we're normally concerned about just doesn't matter out there. Tax returns, gas bill, none of it. Life becomes very simple, it's about moving in a certain direction - north if you're going north - staying warm and not getting eaten. That's it.

- Ben Saunders

Overwhelming

The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.

- Benjamin F. Wade

Student Iceland

I first heard the story of Agnes Magnusdottir when I was an exchange student in the north of Iceland.

- Hannah Kent

India Region

Kashmir, the 86,000-square-mile region in India's north, both is and isn't the India of the popular imagination.

- Hanya Yanagihara

Strong Needed

John Edwards makes us all proud to be Americans, and those of us from North Carolina are even more proud to claim him, for he represents the best that we can offer America at a time when strong, positive leadership is needed.

- Harvey Gantt

Small First-Hand

When you are raised, as John Edwards was, in a small town like Robbins, North Carolina, you get to understand poverty and unemployment, or inadequate health care, first-hand by seeing the daily struggles of your friends and neighbors.

- Harvey Gantt

Shift South

I do all my work by storyboard, so as I draw the storyboard, the world gets more and more complex, and as a result, my North, South, East, West directions kind of shift and go off base, but it seems like my staff as well as the audience, doesn't quite realize that this has happened. Don't tell them about it.

- Hayao Miyazaki

Dakota North Dakota

We should show Washington how we do it in North Dakota. I'm running to stop the over-regulating of our economy and start growing it.

- Heidi Heitkamp

Carolina Studied

I actually did Shakespeare when I was at North Carolina School of the Arts. I studied with Gerald Freedman and Mary Irwin - it was fun; I enjoyed it.

- Billy Magnussen

Love I Think

There are still many places I haven't seen that I'd like to travel to. I've never seen the Pyramids, and I'd love to explore the culture in North India. I think walking in the Andes would also be awesome.

- Bjorn Ulvaeus

Which South

I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.

- Henry Clay

New Surrounded

You're surrounded by electronic music in New York. I mean New York is one of the few places in North America where electronic music is the prevalent form.

- Bob Mould

About Rejected

Writing about where I was from and the people I knew was not something that would have occurred to me early on, because like so many Southerners of that period - the Sixties - I rejected those things when I went north.

- Bobbie Ann Mason

Last Defending

And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end.

- Bobby Ray Inman

United Increased

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.

- Howard Coble

Thought Weekend

I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.

- Brandi Chastain

Reach Been

I've become quite a serious explorer: I've been to Everest three times; I'm the oldest man to reach the North Pole; and I've just been to the lost world of Venezuela.

- Brian Blessed

Feel North Korea

North Korea not only wants unification, it absolutely has to have unification. That's really the only way this state can feel secure.

- Brian Reynolds Myers

Very Public Support

Even North Korean people who are not necessarily happy with economic policies are still loyal to the state itself. It's a military-first state, so whether it does very well on the economic front or not, is not central to public support for it.

- Brian Reynolds Myers

Year Prepared

We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere, North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like. We must be prepared for any future threat. That is why it is important that this be a transition year, 2006.

- Ike Skelton

City Behind

One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories.

- Isabel Allende

Fact Very

Well, I'm a daughter of the great migration as, really, the majority of African Americans that you meet in the north and west are products of the great migration. It's that massive. Many of us owe our very existence to the fact that people migrated.

- Isabel Wilkerson

Blessings American

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.

- Ivan Illich

Been South

With the Lincoln assassination, the South didn't feel it could mourn along with the North. But Garfield was beloved by all the American people. He was trusted and respected by North and South, by freed slaves and former slave owners. Also by pioneers, which his parents had been, and by immigrants.

- Candice Millard

I Think Almost

I think 'North by Northwest' and 'Rope' and Rear Window' and 'Psycho' are on my list of favorite all time movies. I just think his kind of command as a director was almost unparalleled, and I feel like in certain ways the sort of character-based thriller owes more to Hitchcock than anyone.

- Carlton Cuse

Gaining South

As long as I can stay north or south, I'm gaining yards.

- Jamal Lewis

Still North America

I'm still heard on 1,500 radio stations across North America every day, about 220 million people a day in 150 countries.

- James Dobson

Mountains Going

Going up north with the redwoods and driving along the coast, it's got everything, man. It's got the desert, the mountains, and the ocean. It's beautiful.

- Chad Smith

London Yorkshire

I grew up in North Yorkshire, but now London is home.

- James Norton

Island Area

I grew up in Pittwater, north of Sydney; Elvina Bay, Scotland Island area. I had to go to school by boat. To get to the mainland, we had to go by boat, so it was just a way of life.

- James Spithill