Borders Quotes

Quotes tagged as "borders" (showing 1-30 of 65)
United Nations
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Erin Hunter
“The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.”
Erin Hunter

Erin Hunter
“Once a friend, always a friend. Why should borders stop that?”
Erin Hunter, Fading Echoes

Warsan Shire
“I want to lay down, but these countries are like uncles who touch you when you're young and asleep. Look at all these borders foaming at the mouth with bodies broken and desperate...I spent days and nights in the stomach of the truck; I did not come out the same. Sometimes it feels like someone else is wearing my body.”
Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Vera Nazarian
“Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean.

But because they never learned each other’s language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met.

To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends half way, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point.

And the two countries are still at war.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Through its creative power, art may trigger approximation, reconciliation and harmonization between individuals and peoples. Through art, beings can meet and exchange their points of view, as it rules out alienation, and arouses chemistry and understanding. By definition, art is universal and helps to cross borders and barriers without prejudice.”
Erik Pevernagie

“God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some people use any excuse not to. Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. And in the end, when God asks you: "Who told you to kill one of my children?"

And you tell him, "My leader."

He will then ask you, "And are THEY your GOD?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Salman Rushdie
“Our lives, our stories, flowed into one another's, were no longer our own, individual, discrete.”
Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown

Colum McCann
“...and it strikes her, as she walks, that borders, like hatred, are exaggerated precisely because otherwise they would cease to exist altogether. ”
Colum McCann, Zoli

John Hodgman
“It’s been a tough couple of years for condescending nerds. And if bookstores fall, Jon, America will be inundated with a wandering, snarky underclass of unemployable purveyors of useless and arcane esoterica.”
John Hodgman

Dejan Stojanovic
“Senses empower limitations, senses expand vision within borders, senses promote understanding through pleasure.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“There are no clear borders,
Only merging invisible to the sight.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Imants Ziedonis
“Visos līdzenumos, visos tālumos, jūras un kalnu, sūnu un mežu vientulībā cilvēks vienmēr meklē kādu robežu. Jūra ir skaista ar savām šķautnēm, kurās kaut kas satiekas. Dullais Dauka ir mākslinieks, un cilvēki ir dullie daukas. Jebkurā līdzenumā un tukšumā cilvēks meklē robežu, bet arī - jebkurā pārpilnībā.”
Imants Ziedonis, Epifānijas

Cormac McCarthy
“I dont know what happens to country.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Alisha Rai
“Principles don't have borders.”
Alisha Rai, Wrong to Need You

Ryszard Kapuściński
“Kusiło mnie, żeby zobaczyć, co jest dalej, po drugiej stronie. Zastanawiałem się, co się przeżywa, przechodząc granicę. Co się czuje? Co myśli? Musi to być moment wielkiej emocji, poruszenia, napięcia. Po tamtej stronie - jak jest? Na pewno - inaczej. Ale co znaczy to - inaczej? Jaki ma wygląd? Do czego jest podobne? A może jest niepodobne do niczego, co znam, a tym samym niepojęte, niewyobrażalne.”
Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus

Elizabeth Gilbert
“He lived in sight of both worlds, but he looked toward the unknown. And he was a scholar.... You can still live on that shimmering line between your old thinking and your new understanding, always in a state of learning. In the figurative sense, this is a border that is always moving-- as you advance forward in your studies and realizations, that mysterious forest of the unknown always stays a few feet ahead of you, so you have to travel light in order to keep following it. You have to stay mobile, movable, supple.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Ursula K. Le Guin
“How does one hate a country, or love one? Tibe talks about it; I lack the trick of it. I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? What is love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing. Is it simply self-love? That's a good thing, but one mustn't make a virtue of it, or a profession...Insofar as I love life, I love the hills of the Domain of Estre, but that sort of love does not have a boundary-line of hate. And beyond that, I am ignorant, I hope.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Alex Morritt
“We know that Donald Trump loves S.C.A.P.E.G.O.A.T.S. Now he has stooped to new lows - Separating Children And Parents Entering Gateways Of America Truly Sucks !”
Alex Morritt

“Each of us are immigrants if we go back far enough in history.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“My love for you does not recognize boundaries, distances, borders, or time-zones!”
Avijeet Das

“My love for does not recognize boundaries, distances, borders, or time-zones!”
Avijeet Das

“A fortress not only protects those inside of it, but it also enslaves them to work.”
Anthony T. Hincks

L.R. Knost
“I know the concern over the events in our nation doesn't end at our borders. Because there are no borders, really, if you think about it. Everything we do on this planet has repercussions that reverberate around the world. Because we're connected. We belong to each other. And we need each other. We will get through this. Together. And we'll learn and grow and overcome. Together. I believe the good things in this world outnumber the sad. And I believe the good people outnumber the bad. We are the lights sparkling in the darkness, and our hope and love are going to set the world on fire. I believe in us.”
L.R. Knost

“A world without borders will never happen because man is too greedy when it comes to possessions.
He just doesn't like to share because then he may end up with nothing.
I know one thing...
I've had money, and I've had nothing, but even when I had nothing, I still shared what I had.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Emily Fridlund
“With most people in my life, I come to the end of myself pretty fast. I walk to my borders--where there's dinner on a dropleaf table, maybe small talk or sex--then wave politely and turn back.”
Emily Fridlund, Catapult

Errico Malatesta
“Today we hear Socialists speak, just like any bourgeois, of “ France,” or “ Germany,” and of other political and national agglomerations—results of historical struggles—as of homogeneous ethnographic units, each having its proper interests, aspirations, and mission, in opposition to the interests, aspirations, and mission of rival units. This may be true relatively, so long as the oppressed, and chiefly the workers, have no self-consciousness, fail to recognize the injustice of their inferior position, and make themselves the docile tools of the oppressors. There is, then, the dominating class only that counts; and this class, owing to its desire to conserve and to enlarge its power, even its prejudices and its own ideas, may find it convenient to excite racial ambitions and hatred, and send its nation, its flock, against “ foreign ” countries, with a view to releasing them from their present oppressors, and submitting them to its own political and economical domination.”
Errico Malatesta, Malatesta: Life & Ideas

“Freedom begins at home, and ends in the sights of a gun.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Natasha Pulley
“All I could think was that the border was a clever idea. It might as well have been Hadrian's Wall, but they had taken the idea and distilled it down to all that was actually required of a wall in a perfectly policed world: a line on the ground.”
Natasha Pulley, The Bedlam Stacks

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