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Asian History Quotes


"It is imperative that young white men and women study the black American history. It is imperative that blacks and whites study the Asian American history." - Maya Angelou

"I think it's easier, I really do, because of not having that similar history, so that's why I think two-thirds of these mixed congregations are either white with Asian and Hispanic, or black with Asian and Hispanic." - Michael Emerson

"The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history." - Lawrence Summers

"All history is contemporary history." - Benedetto Croce

"When history calls, history calls," - Olympia Snowe

"Beneath every history, another history." - Hilary Mantel

"The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States." - Carlos Fuentes

"When I do an Asian character or an Asian voice I'm doing one because that's my heritage and my family and where I come from. My family is of Korean descent and specifically North Korean descent. So it makes sense for me to talk about that issue because it's the only weapon I have to somehow avenge my family and my history." - Margaret Cho

"I love the Asian countries." - William

"Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries." - Kenzaburo Oe

"In the USA, we learn "art history" as Western art history, and the history of Asian, or African art is a special case; we learn politics by examining our own government system, and consider other systems special cases, and the same is true of philosophy." - Jay L. Garfield

"All history is the history of thought," - Robin G Collingwood

"While we read history we make history." - George William Curtis

"History has been the history of warfare." - Godfrey Reggio

"History takes time. History makes memory." - Gertrude Stein

"History is merely gossip" - Oscar Wilde

"History repeats herself." - Jennifer Stone

"History - the devil's scripture" - Lord Byron

"History repeats itself." - George Eliot

"It's history. It's poetry." - J D Salinger

"It's history. It's poetry." - J D Salinger

"All history is biography." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"History: gossip well told." - Elbert Hubbard

"[History is] petrified imagination." - Arthur Baer

"History is clarified experience." - James Russell Lowell

"History teaches us hope." - Robert E Lee

"History is His story." - James Packer

"History is only gossip." - Oscar Wilde

"History is herstory too." - Anonymous

"History: gossip well told." - Elbert Hubbard

"History repeats itself." - Proverbs

"We cannot escape history." - Abraham Lincoln

"Desire has no history..." - Susan Sontag

"Leave history to historians." - Ali Babacan

"Freedom has no history." - Andrew Cohen

"Never, ever forget history." - Sukarno

"I'm a history nut." - Billy Joel

"History is not hatred." - Malcolm X

"There are no Asian movie stars" - Aaron Sorkin

"They probably do have an Asian Barbie." - Iris Chang

"We need to strengthen Asian diplomacy." - Ichiro Ozawa

"The majority of my blood is Asian." - Tiger Woods

"All other forms of history - economic history, social history, psychological history, above all sociology - seem to me history with the history left out." - A J P Taylor

"I only dated one Asian girl, but she was very Asian. She was a panda." - Jim Gaffigan

"Asian American men, Asian men have been basically eunuchs in American cinema and television." - John Cho

"I make American films for American audiences and Asian films for Asian audiences." - Jackie Chan

"I'm not part of the history, I am the history." - Royce Gracie

"The history of one is the history of all." - Grace King

"History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later." - Eduardo Galeano

"Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing." - Joseph Conrad

"The history of empires is the history of human misery." - Edward Gibbon

"Repetition builds continuity, Continuity builds history, History builds Identity." - Roshan Samtani

"Truth is in history, but history is not the truth." - Nicolas Gomez Davila

"History, history! We fools, what do we know or care." - William Carlos Williams

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer." - Samuel Marinus Zwemer

"The history of medicine is the history of the unusual." - Robert M. Fresco

"Slavery is not African history. Slavery interrupted African history." - Mutabaruka

"The history of learning amounts to a history of specialization." - Beryl Smalley

"The most important history is the history we make today." - Henry Ford

"All history is the history of unintended consequences." - T. J. Jackson Lears

"Anything but history, for history must be false." - Robert Walpole

"Human history is in essence a history of ideas." - H G Wells

"History is past politics, and politics present history." - John Robert Seeley

"We proceed out of history into history again." - Sidney Alexander

"Universal history is the history of a few metaphors." - Jorge Luis Borges

"History is past politics, and politics is present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"History is not history unless it is the truth." - Abraham Lincoln

"And history becomes legend and legend becomes history." - Jean Cocteau

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - George Bernard Shaw

"The history of theatre is the history of first nights." - John Lahr

"The history of England is emphatically the history of progress." - Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild

"The history of mankind is a history of war." - Mike Love

"Human history in essence is the history of ideas." - H G Wells

"The history of liberty is a history of resistance." - Woodrow Wilson

"The history of art is the history of revivals." - Samuel Butler

"Everybody wants to have sex - you don't have to have a baby when you're 16. You don't have to do drugs. I think our Sunday schools should be turned into Black history schools and computer schools on the weekend, just like Hebrew schools for Jewish people, or my Asian friends who send their kids to schools on the weekend to learn Chinese or Korean." - Henry Louis Gates

"The higher education has always appealed to the South Asian social leaders across all the countries in South Asia. But primary education has been neglected. The oddity, by the way, is if you look at the contrast in India, there are some areas like Kerala where there's a long history of educational development." - Amartya Sen

"What's happening is that Asian and Latino and other groups without that history are more likely to end up in either black churches or white churches and then make them multiracial churches. I talk about that in the US we have two cultures." - Michael Emerson

"Our country has caused tremendous damage and pain to the peoples of many countries, especially Asian countries, through colonial rule and invasion. Humbly acknowledging such facts of history, I once again reflect most deeply and offer apologies from my heart as well as express my condolences to all the victims of the last major war both in and out of the country,." - Junichiro Koizumi

"The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules." - Huston Smith

"War makes rattling good history." - Thomas Hardy

"Destiny and history are untidy." - Djuna Barnes

"All history is a lie!" - Robert Walpole

"History doesn't crawl; it leaps." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"History belongs to the intercessors" - Walter Wink

"War is not women's history." - Virginia Woolf

"Patterns repeat themselves in history" - Rick Riordan

"History is the third parent." - Nadeem Aslam

"History doesn't have a curfew." - John Green

"History is the devil's scripture." - Lord Byron

"History paints the human heart." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Only the vanquished remember history." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Completeness is rare in history ..." - Barbara Tuchman

"No man knows my history." - Joseph Smith Jr

"8) History never repeats itself." - Larry Niven

"the materialist conception of history." - Christopher Hitchens

"History is fables agreed upon." - Voltaire

"Happy people have no history." - Leo Tolstoy

"History: a collection of epitaphs." - Elbert Hubbard

"History is the new poetry." - Thomas Carlyle

"History as the slaughter-bench" - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"History will treat me right." - Ralph Abernathy

"History: A distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"History is a stern judge." - Svetlana Alliluyeva

"History passes the final judgment." - Sidney Poitier

"History develops, art stands still." - E M Forster

"You cannot not know history." - Philip Johnson

"The Thames is liquid history." - John Burns

"The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history." - James W. Loewen

"The Grecian history is a poem, Latin history a picture, modern history a chronicle." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"The use of history as therapy means the corruption of history as history." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill

"Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history." - Maya Angelou

"I would also love to visit the Asian countries soon." - Matt Lanter

"Benedictus bene dicap bene asian christian dominum nostrum amen." - Peter Greenaway

"I look Asian. I need to go to Japan." - Javier Camara

"Yeah, I'm sure there are stereotypes of Asian people." - James Iha

"My look is 'Poly'n'Asian' - part Polynesian native, part Asian warrior." - Caryhiroyuki Tagawa

"I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro." - Jackie Chan

"The Asian airlines have the best wine programs." - Alain Ducasse

"There really aren't any completely Asian people singing right now." - Utada Hikaru

"All cultures forged by nations-the noble indigenous past of America, the brilliant civilization of Europe, the wise history of Asian nations, and the ancestral wealth of Africa and Oceania-are corroded by the American way of life. In this way, neoliberalism imposes the destruction of nations and groups of nations in order to reconstruct them according to a single model. This is a planetary war, of the worst and cruelest kind, waged against humanity." - Subcomandante Marcos

"Asian Homo erectus died without issue and does not enter our immediate ancestry (for we evolved from African populations); Neanderthal people were collateral cousins, perhaps already living in Europe while we emerged in Africa... In other words, we are an improbable and fragile entity, fortunately successful after precarious beginnings as a small population in Africa, not the predictable end result of a global tendency. We are a thing, an item of history, not an embodiment of general principles." - Stephen Jay Gould

"I've lived history. I've made history, and I know I'll have my place in history. That's not egoism." - John Diefenbaker

"The history of humanity is not the history of its wars, but the history of its households." - John Ruskin

"That history should have imitated history was already sufficiently marvellous; that history should imitate literature is inconceivable...." - Jorge Luis Borges

"When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history." - Dave Foley

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"Language is the archives of history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The history of mankind is his character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Our best history is still poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Biography is the only true history." - Thomas Carlyle

"To study history is to study literature." - Robert Aris Willmott

"Yesterday is history Tomorrow's a mystery" - Justin Timberlake

"History is filled with fictional people." - Robyn

"A turning point in modern history." - Robert Frost

"History is an accumulation of error." - Norman Cousins

"Indifference is the dead weight of history." - Antonio Gramsci

"Much more than memoir; it's history." - Russell Banks

"History gets written by the winners..." - Cassandra Clare

"The transcendental promises a vacation from history." - Mason Cooley

"We are all citizens of history." - Clifton Fadiman

"History is the revelation of Providence." - Lajos Kossuth

"History isn't through with me yet." - Ferdinand Marcos

"Philosophy is the history of philosophy." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"History is a tragedy, not a melodrama." - Christopher Hitchens

"Blood alone moves the wheels of history." - Benito Mussolini

"Silence ensures that history repeats itself." - Erin Gruwell

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde



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