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Haitian People Quotes


"I know the Haitian people because I am the Haitian people." - Francois Duvalier

"I would hate for people to generalize about every Haitian from something that one Haitian did, or a group of Haitians did." - Edwidge Danticat

"I am currently in Haiti to help the Haitian people in their reconstruction." - Jean Claude Duvalier

"I am currently in Haiti to help the Haitian people in their reconstruction." - Jeanclaude Duvalier

"The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Every time there has been an effort by the Haitian people to overcome the misery and poverty that comes from 200 years of bitter attacks, really bitter, the U.S. steps in and blocks it." - Noam Chomsky

"We still have our people working in the cane fields in the Dominican Republic. People are still repatriated all the time from the Dominican Republic to Haiti. Some tell of being taken off buses because they looked Haitian, and their families have been in the Dominican Republic for generations. Haitian children born in the Dominican Republic still can't go to school and are forced to work in the sugarcane fields." - Edwidge Danticat

"It makes every Haitian proud to have such a hospital," - Laurent Lamothe

"If a Cuban refugee is escaping, we're saying they're a political refugee, but why isn't a Haitian refugee a political refugee? They're escaping the capitalism and degradation of economic imperialism. We don't call them political refugees; we call them unfortunate people." - Ian Svenonius

"I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we've done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake." - William J Clinton

"Barack Obama's administration responded to the Haitian crisis within 24 hours. Here comes the soldiers, here comes the food, go go go... Rush Limbaugh told his multi-millions of listeners that Obama only did that to gain favour with black people in America. This is the kind of idiocy that I have to deal with in my country." - Henry Rollins

"This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity." - Kendrick Meek

"There's also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it's mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they're not even buried." - Sam Trammell

"The new Haitian baseball can't weigh more than four ounces or less than five." - Jerry Coleman

"To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence." - Edwidge Danticat

"I will work to bring peace to everyone - whatever economic level - as long as you are Haitian." - Jean-Bertrand Aristide

"I like them brown, yellow, Puerto Rican, or Haitian Name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu nation" - Phife Dawg

"Haitian diplomacy will be oriented toward the influx of foreign capital, direct investments that create jobs and stimulate economic growth." - Laurent Lamothe

"I will work to bring peace to everyone - whatever economic level - as long as you are Haitian." - Jeanbertrand Aristide

"Jeremy Popkin's collection of first-person narratives of the Haitian Revolution is an extremely valuable work, accessible, sound and intelligent. I only wish such a book had been available fifteen years ago when I was in the early stages of researching my series of novels. Popkin has been deft and tactful in stitching together these excerpts, and as a result, he manages to tell a complete version of the Revolution almost entirely in the words of the people who experienced it-this book engaged me deeply." - Madison Smartt Bell

"I came into the music world in 1988 with a song called Ooh La La, that was like a breath of fresh air in Haitian music." - Michel Martelly

"Slave rebellions, especially the [1791] Haitian Revolution, had an ongoing effect on the ways in which abolitionists talked about ending slavery." - Manisha Sinha

"I suspect the Haitian Ministry of Health's principal contribution to health in Haiti is providing nice, healthy jobs to those Haitians with the connection to get them." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The structure of apartheid is still rooted in the Haitian society. When you have apartheid, you don't see those behind the walls. That is the reality of Haiti." - Jeanbertrand Aristide

"You know, we do not want the militarization of Haiti. We do not see a Haitian as a protectorate where it relinquishes its own sovereignty." - Danny Glover

"Haitian rice farmers are quite efficient, but they can't compete with U.S. agribusiness that relies on a huge government subsidy, thanks to Ronald Reagan's free market enthusiasms." - Noam Chomsky

"I came into the music world in 1988 with a song called 'Ooh La La,' that was like a breath of fresh air in Haitian music." - Michel Martelly

"The structure of apartheid is still rooted in the Haitian society. When you have apartheid, you don't see those behind the walls. That is the reality of Haiti." - Jean-Bertrand Aristide

"In Haitian mythology there is the figure Ghede, who in West Africa, is Iku, whose role is to show "each man his devil." He's represented by a figure wearing a top hat and smoking a cigar. That's my gig." - Ishmael Reed

"As a foreign worker in Haiti, speaking for myself, speaking for the workers, our organization is about 95 percent Haitian, but even foreign workers driving through, we have had very minimal security issues." - Sean Penn

"I am fine with my books being categorized as African-American literature but I hope they are also considered Haitian-American literature and American literature. All of these things are part of who I am and what I write." - Roxane Gay

"I think it's hard for an outsider to capture the flavor of a community and all its nuances, so ultimately Haitian-Americans need to start sharing intimate accounts of their stories." - Edwidge Danticat

"The first big dramatic push in the Haitian Revolution was to overthrow the slave regime and we have to remember this was really the first place where there was a large scale emancipation experiment." - Laurent Dubois

"The diiference is that in the private sector you work for yourself, and as Prime Minister I work for every single Haitian - inside Haiti and outside - and for all those who love Haiti as well." - Laurent Lamothe

"My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office." - Ralph Allen

"Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It's very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance." - Rachel Kushner

"It's time for Haitians to have access to health care. It's time to open our borders to the Haitian diaspora, open our markets to the world. It's time to open our country to potential investors." - Michel Martelly

"When you put more than a million kids in school, you take a plane today and go to Haiti, you cannot see the results. You will see the results in 30 years when you see a different type of Haitian." - Michel Martelly

"I've been impressed, over the last 15 years, with how often the somewhat conspiratorial comments of Haitian villagers have been proven to be correct when the historical record is probed carefully." - Paul Farmer

"The silencing of the Haitian Revolution is only a chapter within a narrative of global domination. It is part of the history of the West and it is likely to persist, even in attenuated form, as long as the history of the West is not retold in ways that bring forward the perspective of the world." - Michel-Rolph Trouillot

"The lessons are, unfortunately, that a small weak country that is facing an extremely hostile and very violent superpower will not make much progress unless there's a strong solidarity movement within the superpower that will restrain its actions. With more support within the United States, I think the Haitian efforts could have succeeded." - Noam Chomsky

"I see the sharp inequality between how Haitian and Cuban refugees are treated in Florida. Both groups come here because their lives are equally desperate. But on arrival, the Haitians are incarcerated, and some are immediately repatriated, whereas Cubans get to stay and are eligible for citizenship." - Edwidge Danticat

"Sometimes we mask ourselves to further reveal ourselves, and it's always been connected to me with being a writer: We tell lies to tell a greater truth. The story is a mask; the characters you create are masks. That appeals to me. Aside from that, too, in the carnival the masks were beautiful, and offered a vision of Haitian creativity." - Edwidge Danticat

"At one point, we were stuck at the border of Peru and Colombia and met this large Haitian population that was stranded there without passports and couldn't move. We had this revelation that, as tourists, we were so free to move, and here was this other population who couldn't cross borders." - Sam Pressman

"A person deprived of beauty and pleasure puts me in mind of the Haitian notion of a zombie - a person disconnected from his or her soul, a person who works for others' profit but never his own, a person who mindlessly does the bidding of the boss and exists in an emotional and mental limbo." - Ben Fountain

"How could a just God permit great misery? The Haitian peasants answered with a proverb: "Bondye konn bay, men li pa konn separe," in literal translation, "God gives but doesn't share." This meant... God gives us humans everything we need to flourish, but he's not the one who's supposed to divvy up the loot. That charge was laid upon us." - Tracy Kidder

"Haiti is always talking about decentralization and nothing has been so obvious, perhaps a weakness, as the centralized nature of Haitian society as being revealed by the earthquake. I mean, they lost all these medical training programs because they didn't have them anywhere else." - Paul Farmer

"At Al Jazeera, the first story I did was to sit down with a former Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and grill him about crimes against humanity. Al Jazeera is giving me the opportunity to tell important stories and stories that I want to tell." - Soledad Obrien

"We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit." - Katherine Dunham

"We were the only black family in my neighborhood for many years. Wherever we lived, we were often the only black family, and certainly the only Haitian family. But my parents were really great at providing a loving home where we could feel safe and secure." - Roxane Gay

"Transformed people transform people." - Richard Rohr

"Guns don't kill people, people kill people." - Michael Moore

"Corporations aren't people. People are people!" - Barack Obama

"People quickly forget that people are people." - Jack Tatum

"Little people belittle people. Great people make people feel great." - Rick Warren

"Loved people are loving people." - Katharine Hepburn

"Advent creates people, new people." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Most people are other people." - Oscar Wilde

"Angry people are stupid people." - Don Miller

"The whole military structure in Haiti that existed until the early 1990s was put in place by the American occupation. At the top there were Southern white officers, who led an army that crushed the indigenous resistance - the cacos. A high-ranking U.S. officer said when he arrived, "To think these niggers speak French!" Later, Haitian officers attended the notorious School of the Americas at Fort Benning. The threat from the U.S. is something that is always hanging over people's heads: If we don't behave, we'll have occupation again." - Edwidge Danticat

"The Africans were oftentimes allied with the antagonist of the Republic. Now, you may want to step back and ask yourself why that might be. It may lead you to a reconsideration of the origins of the nation now known as the United States of America. As opposed to seeing it in the same vein as the French Revolution and the Haitian Revolution, you might see it in the same vein as the revolt against British rule in Rhodesia in 1965, and, if so, that might help to shed light on why conservatism is so deeply entrenched in this republic." - Gerald Horne

"Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people." - David Viaene

"People die and people cry people want me dead." - Tupac Shakur

"Smart people think. Brave people talk. Great people act." - Ziad K. Abdelnour

"People don't want other people to be people." - Gene Wolfe

"People don't save other people. People save themselves." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people." - Helen Keller

"People!" she screamed. "There are people here! New people!" - Derek Landy

"Of the people, by the people, for the people," - Sun Yat-sen

"When you start treating people like people, they become people." - Paul Vitale

"My belief is guns don't kill people, people kill people." - Pauly Shore

"People aren't just people, they are people surrounded by circumstances." - Terry Pratchett

"People crave comfort, people crave connection, people crave community." - Marianne Williamson

"I like people-people rather than movie people." - Michael Keaton

"Money doesn't make people happy. People make people happy." - Steve Wynn

"Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent People Ignore." - Albert Einstein

"People don't take trips . . . trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"Cigarettes don't kill people - cancer kills people." - Richard M. Weiner

"People learn from people they love." - David

"Dogs serve people, but people serve cats." - Temple Grandin

"People are more twisted than people think." - Brad Meltzer

"There are dog people and cat people." - Holly Black

"God uses rescued people to rescue people." - Christine Caine

"People love to see people fall." - Joe Rogan

"People quit people before they quit companies." - David Cottrell

"Bears need people. People need bears." - Pam Brown

"Bigger people beat up little people." - Chip Kell

"People are what are scary...people." - Blackbeard

"Power doesn't corrupt people; people corrupt power." - William Gaddis

"Big people don't make people feel small." - Robin S. Sharma

"People invariably chose inimitable people to imitate." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Some people live. Some people die." - Kathleen Sebelius

"What people can dream, people can do." - George W Bush

"Art changes people people change the world." - John Butler

"Hateful people put fear in other people." - Rib Hillis

"Soylent Green is people! It's people!" - Charlton Heston

"Calling people 'sweetheart' makes most people enraged." - Amy Poehler

"People who read are people who dream." - Pablo Picasso

"Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power." - William Gaddis

"Rich people are poor people with money." - George Orwell

"Jobs follow people. People don't follow jobs." - Mick Cornett

"There's no people like show people." - Irving Berlin

"Occupied people are not unhappy people." - Orville Dewey

"Damaged people gravitate towards damaged people." - Norman Reedus

"People love to hate other people." - Kid Rock

"I hope to inspire people, influence people." - Ashley Tisdale

"The poorest people are the sweetest people." - Denzel Washington

"I believe in people, especially suffering people." - Pat Buckley

"Suicide kills two people." - Arthur Miller

"Look after your people." - Red Auerbach

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

" makes people deaf..." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Grateful people are good people, and good people are happy people" - Dennis Prager

"Respectable people... What bastards!" - Emile Zola

"Technology favors horrible people." - Doug Coupland

"Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people." - T Harv Eker

"Hire disrespectful people." - Tom Peters

"I find people confusing." - Mark Haddon

"People don't help much." - William Golding

"I hate ordinary people!" - Louisa May Alcott

"That's stupid." "That's people." - Jonathan Maberry

"Transformed people transform cities." - Bill Johnson

"Clones are people two." - Steven Wright

"Manage things. Lead people." - Grace Hopper

"Anger makes people stupid." - William Kennedy

"Draft beer, not people." - Bob Dylan

"Music keeps people sane." - Zoot Sims

"People hate people who are good at things. People hate people who are cute." - Aaryn Gries

"People change. Memories don't." - Drake

"People plan, God laughs." - Nicholas Sparks

"I feel like I'm man of the people: meeting people, respecting people and accepting people." - Lil B

"Stupid people are dangerous." - Suzanne Collins

"Stupid people shouldn't breed." - Jenny Holzer

"Successful people reject rejection." - John C Maxwell

"Most people never listen." - Ernest Hemingway

"Unhappy people are dangerous." - Rebecca West

"People can bear anything." - Philip Slater

"People aren't for hitting." - Barbara Mikulski

"People first. Technology second." - Biz Stone

"People are always separable." - David Levithan

"People are complicated. People have secrets. It doesnt make them good people or bad people." - David Zayas

"Beware the autumn people" - Ray Bradbury

"Ideology makes people stupid." - Andrew Bacevich

"Valuable people are undervalued." - Bob Saget

"Stupid people should' breed." - Jenny Holzer

"Computers make people stupid." - David Gelernter

"All problems are people problems. And most people problems are people refusing to act like people." - Solomon

"Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people." - T Harv Eker

"Tired people aren't witty" - Teri Hatcher

"Certitude drives people mad." - Friedrich Nietzsche



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