Top 483 Quotes & Sayings by Ethiopian Authors

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We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.
I work best when there's a safety trampoline of kindness.
The specter of climate change threatens worsening natural disasters, rapid urbanization, forced migration, and economic hardship for the most vulnerable. Despite significant global advances, inability to effectively address epidemics and health emergencies still prevail and continuously threaten global health security and economic development.
I'm Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I'm very much aware of their religion. — © Liya Kebede
I'm Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I'm very much aware of their religion.
I'm a great believer in geography being destiny.
When you have an emergency, there is the urge to do whatever it takes to see people get assistance.
Ethnic divisions can definitely be exacerbated by a lack of natural resources, but those tensions become violent when people manipulate them for their own political gain.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
I used to win at school, and some teacher said to me, 'Why don't you take up running like your sisters?'
It takes a few to make war, but it takes a village and a nation to build peace.
Wont to unlearn from history, we aptly repeat even its most brazen mistakes.
Ethiopia is an island of stability within the Horn of Africa, which is a troubled region.
That's what I'm interested in: the space in between, the moment of imagining what is possible and yet not knowing what that is.
I'm a paleoanthropologist, and my job is to define man's place in nature and explore what makes us human. — © Zeresenay Alemseged
I'm a paleoanthropologist, and my job is to define man's place in nature and explore what makes us human.
We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem - even to you - I don't care: You have to let that out.
Life is a perspective and for me, if a human being has access to school, clean water, food, proper health care, that is the basis of human rights.
Race always comes up in the conversation of Detroit.
I don't think I've necessarily been able to pick and choose in my career; I don't know how many people do. But I'll tell you what I've been able to do: I've been able to say no. It is the only thing you can hold on to sometimes, is that ability to say 'no.' And I think that in that way, you can create some kind of career.
The most stupid mistake a counter-insurgency operation can make is alienating the population. If you alienate the population, you're finished.
President Obama has made maternal health one of the core priorities of U.S. international aid funding.
Do not worship me, I am not God. I'm only a man. I worship Jesus Christ.
I think the Eritrean government is aware that any full-scale invasion of Ethiopia along the lines of 1998 could turn out to be suicidal... And we will not respond to any provocation short of all-out invasion. We are already engaged in a much more fruitful war - against poverty.
Working hard on peace process is a very good thing for yourself, for your region, for your country.
Most of my education has been around food.
As one of the leading troop-contributing countries, Ethiopia attaches great importance to strengthening the role of United Nations peacekeeping to address challenges to international peace and security.
I was a young soldier when war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
My advice for writers is to get a good day job. It takes the pressure off writing if you have a job that pays the bills.
Al Qaeda and ISIS may have global aspirations, but their ability to penetrate a society is strongly influenced by local conditions.
Obviously, in marketing, the best tool is to show the autobiography in fiction. It's inevitable how that happens, but it's generic. Say I've written a story where my sister dies. 'Well, did your sister die?' No, she did not. But people use those straws to grasp at the difference between reality and fiction.
The food business is very tough, but there's also a lot of love and very giving.
I don't distinguish the music I listen to from great music - it's just music. There shouldn't be an announcement that divides our food between what tastes good and what is good for us.
The Ministry of Health started by restructuring Ethiopia's previously male-dominated health system with women at the center.
And if you can change Addis, definitely you can change Ethiopia.
Every time you use the word 'healthy,' you lose. The key is to make yummy, delicious food that happens to be healthy.
My dream is to get gold medal both in the world championship and the Olympics.
Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
I use the term 'spine' for people when I think that they may seem on the surface sort of reticent, shy, self-deprecating, shying away from the spotlight. Quiet.
Miriam Were has made outstanding contributions to public health in the developing world. She brings basic medical services to women and children in East Africa.
When people are healthy, their families, communities and countries thrive. — © Tedros Adhanom
When people are healthy, their families, communities and countries thrive.
Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an 'is,' it is a 'becoming.'
The MFA program did one great thing for me: It taught me how to be a better reader and critic. Nothing I wrote during my time at Columbia remains - but learning how to really deconstruct a work of fiction - that, of course, is a permanent part of me now.
What I love about the term 'salad' is that it can appear in so many different forms and says a lot about the cook. It could be a simple as fresh green lettuces tossed with a basic vinaigrette, or it could be as hearty as a couscous salad with grilled shrimp.
I love to read poetry but I haven't written anything that I'm willing to show anybody.
I've been told the best way to make a sexy face is to say 'pruuune.'
I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.
As a chef and activist, I'm particularly concerned with food politics issues such as the farm bill.
I was taking care of people my age who were dying. The constant feeling, hearing from them, was that life is transient and can end very quickly, so don't postpone your dreams.
We live in an age of global expectations. Our hopes have converged in many ways, none more so than in our democratic aspirations.
People ask me where I'm from. I say Ireland, and they are like 'Really? You don't look Irish.' Then you have to explain... people are intrigued, but sometimes you think, 'Why do I have to tell my whole story every time I open my mouth?
I tend to write longer narrative pieces after I've finished writing a novel - when the fiction's finished and put away, and I have a chance to take all the ideas that are buried inside of my novels and work with them directly.
Creative new health strategies like micro-insurance for poor people or Kangaroo care for pre-term babies are transforming health outcomes in even the most low-resource settings. Dedication and innovation are transforming health care worldwide.
Peoria is such a seemingly quintessential American city, and I had always wanted to draw on that in either my fiction or in nonfiction. The Midwest is also a landscape that I have always been infatuated with, perhaps because it's the first one I can truly remember.
I get so tickled when that pilot happens to be an African American because I rarely see that. The same is true when I go to find restaurants. I mean, most places I go, I kind of have some idea who the chef is, which is why I want to go.
In 1967, the world health community launched a global effort to eradicate smallpox. It took a coordinated, worldwide effort, required the commitment of every government, and cost $130 million dollars. By 1977, smallpox had disappeared.
As Ethiopia goes, so goes the whole Horn of Africa - a region where instability can have major security and humanitarian implications for the United States and Europe. — © Eskinder Nega
As Ethiopia goes, so goes the whole Horn of Africa - a region where instability can have major security and humanitarian implications for the United States and Europe.
I've worked hard to get here; I would like to thank all the people who helped me.
As a candidate for Director-General of the WHO, I believe there is a key role WHO needs to play to improve and advance mental health. It can help advocate for efficient resources and services - and efforts to reduce stigma - to be in place at local, national, and global levels.
It should be underscored that our goal is not, and should not, be a crusade against the ICC but a solemn call for the organisation to take Africa's concerns seriously.
Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is.
Defeating malaria is absolutely critical to ending poverty, improving the health of millions, and enabling future generations to reach their full potential.
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