Top 10 quotes about Africa

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1. “It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa” ~ Will Smith

2. “Every morning an impala wakes up knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning a lion wakes up knowing that it must outrun the slowest impala or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a lion or an impala, when the sun comes up in Africa you must wake up running” ~ anonymous, Zambia

3. “When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind. Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence”  ~ Fransesca Marciano, “Rules of the Wild”

4. “Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” ~ Fransesca Marciano, “Rules of the Wild”

5. “Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.”  ~ Miriam Makeba

6. “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to” ~ Richard Mullin

7. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”  ~ Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

8. To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Africa becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also become more positive…” ~ Malcolm X

9. “Africa is less a wilderness than a repository of primary and fundamental values, and less a barbaric land than an unfamiliar voice” ~ Beryl Markham, “West with the Night”

10.  “The continent is too large to describe. It is a veritable ocean, a separate planet, a varied, immensely rich cosmos. Only with the greatest simplification, for the sake of convenience, can we say ‘Africa’. In reality, except as a geographical appellation, Africa does not exist.” Ryszard Kapuściński, The Cobra’s Heart

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