Tunisia Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tunisia" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Christopher Hitchens
“So I close this long reflection on what I hope is a not-too-quaveringly semi-Semitic note. When I am at home, I will only enter a synagogue for the bar or bat mitzvah of a friend's child, or in order to have a debate with the faithful. (When I was to be wed, I chose a rabbi named Robert Goldburg, an Einsteinian and a Shakespearean and a Spinozist, who had married Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe and had a copy of Marilyn’s conversion certificate. He conducted the ceremony in Victor and Annie Navasky's front room, with David Rieff and Steve Wasserman as my best of men.) I wanted to do something to acknowledge, and to knit up, the broken continuity between me and my German-Polish forebears. When I am traveling, I will stop at the shul if it is in a country where Jews are under threat, or dying out, or were once persecuted. This has taken me down queer and sad little side streets in Morocco and Tunisia and Eritrea and India, and in Damascus and Budapest and Prague and Istanbul, more than once to temples that have recently been desecrated by the new breed of racist Islamic gangster. (I have also had quite serious discussions, with Iraqi Kurdish friends, about the possibility of Jews genuinely returning in friendship to the places in northern Iraq from which they were once expelled.) I hate the idea that the dispossession of one people should be held hostage to the victimhood of another, as it is in the Middle East and as it was in Eastern Europe. But I find myself somehow assuming that Jewishness and 'normality' are in some profound way noncompatible. The most gracious thing said to me when I discovered my family secret was by Martin, who after a long evening of ironic reflection said quite simply: 'Hitch, I find that I am a little envious of you.' I choose to think that this proved, once again, his appreciation for the nuances of risk, uncertainty, ambivalence, and ambiguity. These happen to be the very things that 'security' and 'normality,' rather like the fantasy of salvation, cannot purchase.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Hella Grichi
“Together they’d run away. Together they could find a place to call home. Together they’d finally form their own constellation and never break apart again. He would be her starlight again and she his sun.”
Hella Grichi, Fae Visions of the Mediterranean

“أذكر كيف أننا حين كنا أطفالا ,كنا دوما نردد هذا اللحن .."بكتب أسمك يا بلادي على الشمس الي ما بتغيب..
فيا وطنا شبيها بعرائس الحقول وطباشير الحائط وخيطان الطائرات الورقية الملونة
ويا وطنا شبيها بأصائل الرنج والزهر وضجيج المدارس
..ويا وطنا شبيها بدهشة تلك البدايات ...باسم جميع أطفال الخضراء ..أقدم لك اعتذاري .. .”
Hamza wolf

Enock Maregesi
“Radia hakuwa na makosa. Wengi huishi maisha yao bure. Yeye aliishi ya kwake kwa ajili ya watu. Hakuishi tu kama raia wa Tunisia. Aliishi kama raia wa uanadamu, maadili mema na uchapakazi. Watu walimsifu kwa kuwa na kaulimbiu ya 'Acha dunia katika hali nzuri kuliko ulivyoikuta'.”
Enock Maregesi, Kolonia Santita

Enock Maregesi
“Radia Hosni, mhitimu wa mikanda miwili myeusi ya sanaa za mapigano za kareti na kung’fu katika ngazi ya dani mbili za kung’fu na dani moja ya kareti, mwanajeshi wa Tunisia aliyepata mafunzo ya kawaida ya kijeshi nchini Ufaransa na mafunzo ya kikomandoo nchini Uingereza kabla ya kujiunga na Tume ya Dunia, alikuwa mshindi wa tuzo ya shujaa wa taifa la Tunisia. Hussein Kashoggi alipokuwa akiwasili Tunis kutokea Copenhagen, Radia alikuwa katika Uwanja wa Mpira wa El Menzah akiangalia mechi kati ya Stade Tunisien na Espérance ST – timu ambayo mchumba wake Fathi Meoki alikuwa kocha msaidizi. Fujo zilipozuka, baada ya Stade Tunisien kufungwa bao moja kwa sifuri na Espérance ST, Radia alipanda Quadrifoglio na kuondoka kuelekea Uwanja wa Ndege wa Tunis-Carthage; ambapo alimpokea Hussein Kashoggi na jambazi wa Kolonia Santita, Delfina Moore.”
Enock Maregesi

Emna Mizouni
“قدر الثورات أن تكون منقوصة.”
Emna Mizouni

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