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Haitian Revolution Quotes


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

"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

"Every revolution eventually needs a new revolution." - Camille Paglia

"Every revolution has its counter-revolution." - Mary Ritter Beard

"The revolution starts now." - Steve Earle

"Revolution is obstructed evolution." - Myrtle Reed

"Exported revolution is nonsense." - Joseph Stalin

"Let the revolution begin." - Ron Paul

"No revolution without sexual revolution. No sexual revolution without homosexual revolution." - Bruce LaBruce

"* The revolution of consciousness is connected to the food revolution" - Bryant H Mcgill

"The real revolution is the revolution of values" - Peter Joseph

"Revolution should be Syrian, cannot be revolution imported from abroad." - Bashar al-Assad

"Citizens, did you want a revolution without revolution?" - Maximilien Robespierre

"A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having." - Emma Goldman

"I believe in permanent revolution." - Germaine Greer

"Real revolution starts with learning..." - Tim McIlrath

"Revolution means turning the wheel." - Igor Stravinsky

"Reform is Chinas second revolution." - Deng Xiaoping

"I was born in revolution." - Mother Jones

"The revolution begins at home." - Cherrie Moraga

"Cooking is revolution and creation ..." - Simone De Beauvoir

"No revolution succeeds without sacrifice." - Diana Palmer

"Revolution begins with one step" - Tablo

"The revolution will be televised." - Snoop Dogg

"Revolution begins in the kitchen." - Helen Garner

"is either plagiarism or revolution." - Paul Gauguin

"Universal suffrage is counter-revolution." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"Reform is China's second revolution." - Deng Xiaoping

"I was born in revolution." - Mary Harris Jones

"We led the industrial revolution, the White revolution, now its time for a cultural revolution." - Narendra Modi

"The information revolution will lead us through a knowledge revolution to the wisdom revolution." - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

"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

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

"This revolution, the information revolution, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy." - Steve Jobs

"Revolution is the opium of the intellectuals." - Jerzy Peterkiewicz

"Revolution Is the affair of logical lunatics." - Wallace Stevens

"Giving yourself is the ultimate revolution." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real. And every revolution must defend itself against this counterrevolution, or the revolution will fail." - C Wright Mills

"In a revolution, one triumphs or dies." - Che Guevara

"We create revolution by living it." - Jerry Rubin

"While you live, the revolution lives" - Suzanne Collins

"The revolution will not be televised." - Gil Scott-Heron

"When is revolution legal? When it succeeds!" - August Strindberg

"Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson

"Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution" - George Orwell

"Education is the motor-force of revolution." - Bill Ayers

"It's not a revolution if nobody loses" - Clay Shirky

"I am still praying for revolution." - Ani Difranco

"Rhetoric never won a revolution yet." - Shirley Chisholm

"A revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way." - Malcolm X

"Revolution is the larva of civilization." - Victor Hugo

"The revolution is now just a sentiment." - Pier Paolo Pasolini

"No one makes a revolution by himself." - George Sand

"It's the occasion that makes the revolution." - Machado de Assis

"Revolution is but thought carried into action." - Emma Goldman

"Revolution starts in the mind. Question everything!" - Bryant H Mcgill

"A little revolution is a good thing." - Thomas Jefferson

"Good fashion is evolution, not revolution." - Pierre Balmain

"America is ripe for a service revolution." - Harvey Mackay

"The revolution starts at the bottom." - Yvon Chouinard

"What America needs is a political revolution." - Walker Evans

"Revolution begins in putting on bright colors." - Tennessee Williams

"Bourgays are the doom of queer revolution." - Miss Shangay Lily

"Revolution is not a onetime event." - Audre Lorde

"No, Sir, it is a big revolution." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Art is either revolution or plagiarism" - Paul Gauguin

"Revolution is not a one time event." - Audre Lorde

"Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Revolution is the industry of young men." - Craig Johnson

"Every generation needs a new revolution." - Jeff Rich

"Sometimes art is ahead of revolution." - Ziad Doueiri

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution." - Paul Gauguin

"Revolution is the festival of the oppressed." - Germaine Greer

"Revolution is not a goal in itself." - Ernest Mandel

"Free markets are the real people's revolution." - Jeffrey Tucker

"Revolution is not a dinner party." - Sun Yat-sen

"The backseat produced the sexual revolution." - Jerry Rubin

"The revolution doesn't always look perfect." - Caitlin Moran

"The seed of revolution is repression." - Woodrow Wilson

"For me, 'revolution' simply means radical change." - Aung San Suu Kyi

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

"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

"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

"The personal revolution is far more difficult, and is the first step in any revolution." - Michael Franti

"The American Revolution was a vindication of liberties inherited and possessed. It was a conservative revolution." - William E Gladstone

"The revolution will be no re-run brothers, The revolution will be live." - Gil Scott-Heron

"Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around." - Miles Davis

"The social revolution is seriously compromised if it comes through a political revolution." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"Revolution is an awakening, so is the spring! Spring is an awakening, so is the revolution!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Revolution that does not constantly become more profound is a regressive revolution." - Che Guevara

"There are no other alternatives; either a socialist revolution or a make-believe revolution." - Che Guevara

"The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!" - Albert Einstein

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F Kennedy

"A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution." - Vladimir Lenin

"In no obvious sense was the American Revolution undertaken as a social revolution." - Bernard Bailyn

"There's just one revolution that I can take seriously, and that's a police revolution." - Imre Kertesz

"What comes after the revolution is inevitably bureaucracy. Whoever wins the revolution builds a bureaucracy." - Sean Parker

"Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real." - C Wright Mills

"Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place." - Ignazio Silone

"We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations." - Adlai Stevenson

"We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us." - Georg Buchner

"The only revolution that will change anything is a revolution of perception." - David Icke

"Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas." - Bill Hicks

"The young intellectuals are all chanting, "Revolution, Revolution," but I say the revolution will have to start in our homes, by achieving equal rights for women." - Qiu Jin

"You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere." - Ursula K Le Guin

"You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution." - Malcolm X

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

"Through talk, we tamed kings, restrained tyrants, averted revolution" - Tony Benn

"It is easier to run a revolution than a government." - Ferdinand Marcos

"Spring is the only revolutionary whose revolution has succeeded." - Marianne van Hirtum

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"Liberalization and democratization are in essence counter-revolution." - Andrei Grechko

"Independence must be accompanied by a social revolution" - Pierre Bourgault

"Adam Johnson was a revolution when he came on" - Bobby Gould

"If I can't dance, it's not my revolution." - Emma Goldman

"It was always Marx, Lenin, and revolution - real girl's talk." - Nina Simone

"Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams." - Tennessee Williams

"The Revolution Cannot Triumph Without the Emancipation of Women" - Thomas Sankara

"The world needs a revolution led by women" - Desmond Tutu

"In a world of hate, love is the revolution." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I can't imagine Revolution being quiet, unassuming, or bashful" - Immortal Technique

"However, the agricultural revolution took thousands of years, the Industrial Revolution took hundreds, and the information revolution only took decades. So, who knows what's going to happen in the next few decades, especially with the women's revolution." - Pete Seeger

"Everyone needs to carry out his own personal revolution." - Georgios A. Papandreou

"A revolution in itself is not a blessing." - John C Calhoun

"But one doesn't wait for a revolution. One becomes it." - Carl Safina

"The revolution occurs when the victims cease to cooperate." - Karl Hess

"The only successful revolution of this century is totalitarianism." - Bernard-Henri Levy

"I don't trust any revolution where love is not allowed." - Maya Angelou

"The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect." - George Orwell

"An artist represents an oppressed people and makes revolution irresistible." - Toni Cade Bambara

"No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself." - Vladimir Lenin

"Variety made the Revolution. Liberty was just a pretext." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ron Paul's revolution isn't a fluke. It's the future." - Gary Johnson

"A revolution is a violent change of mismanagement." - Ambrose Bierce

"Every revolution destroys the average middle first and most savagely." - Seth Godin

"Historically, a Canadian is an American who rejects the Revolution." - Northrop Frye

"Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution." - Shirley Chisholm

"Big fish eats small fish; oceans need revolution! Big man beats little man; world needs revolution! Big galaxies swallow little galaxies; universe needs revolution! Anything which is not ethical needs a strong revolution!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Feminism means revolution and I am a revolutionist." - Frances Perkins

"Kelso and Adler's book could start a revolution." - Caspar Weinberger

"Thinkers prepare the revolution and bandits carry it out." - Mariano Azuela

"Where ever i go, the Cultural Revolution followed me" - Ji-li Jiang

"Revolution is not an event! It's a process" - Professor Griff

"The mind of a child is where the Revolution begins," - Immortal Technique

"There never was a good war or a bad revolution." - Edward Abbey

"Those who are inclined to compromise never make a revolution." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"By revolution we become more ourselves, not less." - George Orwell

"Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The duty of every revolutionary is to make revolution" - Fidel Castro

"You cannot make a revolution in white gloves." - Vladimir Lenin



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