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Interesting quotes about Africa


So much has been said about Africa, sometimes even by Africans!  We are only interested in the positive, uplifting or funnier comments which you’ll find here or click on Post Entry to add your content.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.


Maya Angelou

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.


Swaady Martin-Leke

"Africa is a place of endless, timeless lands that speak of an intangible, unreachable beauty. It lies removed from time, ruled by a sacred connection between the healing light of the sun and the staid, nurturing land."


Nelson Mandela

"There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that

is less than the one you are capable of living.”


Will Smith

"The experience in Africa was amazing. I am still living off the emotion of it. Africa is the best and the worst of everything on this planet--the most beautiful land you will ever see in your life.

"When I first landed I was really pi**ed off that I was so ignorant and that children in America, when they say Africa, they think of lions, tigers and giraffes. In all my years in America I have never seen a picture of a beautiful African woman. I met Miss Mozambique. She's 6 ft. 5 in. and, believe me, you've never seen a woman who looks like this. It felt like God's house was in Africa and he made sure everything around his house was beautiful."


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