Liberian Writer Quotes

Quotes tagged as "liberian-writer" (showing 1-23 of 23)
“When the media is controlled by people who runs the world, you are only going to get news that they want you to know. They will paint anther's man country's hero a tyrant, a dictator or a murderer and favor the next just to divide and conquer the people.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we all got along. If there were no terrorism, Islamophobia, Western hypocrisy, corrupt government in African countries (especially Liberia), sexism, nativism, people like Donald Trump, stereotypes, war, Capitalism, Communism, Marxism and xenophobia.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Our assumptions of playing "gods" could lead to our own ignorance.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“The focus on Social Change and Social Justice do not signify an importance on proper political perspectives, or pre-eminence.The focus on Social Change and Social Justice foster our citizenship to a country. As Citizens of any society, we should be like neighbors bounded together by commonalities: common concerns and public cooperation in the quest for joint resolutions to our societal conflicts.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“I'll remain loyal to my country always. Speak of change that could be implemented across the ocean. And I will respect and only remain loyal to the government if it deserves it. In this time and age, inspirational, determined and patriotic citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“A country that denies it, citizens, the opportunity to "civil liberties", better health care, schools, roads, electricity and water. Is a country on a brink of no return.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Where the mind is without pain Where knowledge is gain; With you, life is not vain Where hate is a burden
Faith in humanity is not entwine The traces of you is me
I am you and you are me Where dreams are not met
Where the sun set and yet;
we still strive towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of democracy
has not lost its way into a struggling nation frozen snow of dead end;
The traces of you is found with in young soul that rise up with faith and knowing that positive activism is the way to create a just society.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“What is a living reality without experience? If there is anything about which we feel to be true, it is that the world we endure is authentic. We can see, touch and hear it. Our conscious existence of presence is an exhibition within the mind, but in many other occurrences, some of us rarely accept that we create our own realities.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“If you are going to doubts, don't dream. If you are going to dream, don't doubt. If you are not dreaming, you are not really living. When we learn how to dream, we learn how to be FREE.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“When you start (telling it like it is) speaking the truth, those who opposed it are part of the on-going problems that exist in any society. But it's always good to acknowledge the rebuttal of an opposition. Because the better rebuttal will often win the debate.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“We should be working to live, not living to work. We have created this "individualistic culture" were living to work has been centered around material gains. Working to live is a better approach because it emphasis on the human experiences and the condition of living.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“Liberia got Petroleum (Oil): The problem of development lies in good leadership and great communication. Some of our leaders want to turn the country's oil company into the Gaddafi regime of Libya that they could rule Liberia and their sons and grand kids can also rule as well. It's a form of oppression. The Liberian people want a leader, not an oppressor or an installed puppet. Someone who will put the country and its peoples' interest first. Not a corrupt politician who's out to rip the country apart, in the name of enriching their families.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Inside, I screamed for help but the words knew better than to escape my lips.”
Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016

“We were all pawns easily discarded at the whims of monsters, some of whom were younger than me.”
Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016

“Fear is Torment. The one who fears is not build to LOVE. The one who loves is made free off fear. The perfect love ousts all fear.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“A world peace would always be impossible, but peace with yourself and others that you have differences with are the inner awareness of simple abundance.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“A true revolution is about making those who are comfortable with corruption, uncomfortable. It's about pointing your fingers in the right direction and with nothing but the truth, will come power. A power not to exploit the Liberian people. But an ability to restore liberty, justice, and prosperity for all.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“A robust Liberian middle-class fosters the advancement of social wealth and a well-educated Liberian society.”
Henry Johnson Jr, Liberian Son

“In my life, I have come to realize that people are afraid of a revolution. A true revolution doesn't have to be fought with an AK47, because our words and practice of non-violent can move mountains.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Liberian young revolutionaries have a task of liberation not only of the downtrodden but the oppressors.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Time is not on my side. I've got the existence of selves that live right after! Artworks that live, forever! I want to be remembered as one of the GREATEST from Liberia.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Just like the Greats that came before; I've realized that time is not on my side. I've got to get the existence of selves out to the world, perhaps, the ones that live right after! Artworks that live, forever! I want to be remembered as one of the GREATEST from Liberia.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“Liberians living in Liberia. No Liberian in America is better than you. The only differences are: they have more opportunities to better themselves.”
Henry Johnson Jr