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Burma Quotes

We’ve collected the best Burma Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Amrita Rao, Anthony Fantano, Aung San Suu Kyi, Yitzhak Navon, John Sweeney. Use them as an inspiration.

While we are originally from Mangalore, my grandfather had migrated to Burma from where he returned to join the Indian National Army and settled in Mumbai, where I was born and brought up.
Since reuniting in 2002, Mission of Burma has become the triumphant story of a band that time forgot.
With the right kind of institutions, starting with the rule of law, Burma could progress very quickly.
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
The State of Israel is a state that was formed before the people were even in it. You have to understand: In India, in Burma, in Pakistan – all of the people were already there. Their problem was for the English to leave so they could be independent.
Yitzhak Navon
In the ‘Nike Economy,’ there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn’t working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States.
John Sweeney
Entertaining the boys in Burma was something that I will never forget and will remain a highlight of my life.
I’m not the only one working for democracy in Burma – there are so many people who have worked for it because they believe that this is the only way we can maintain the dignity of our people.
I love Southeast Asia. As a child, I lived in that part of the world. My first time in Burma was in 1958 with my parents.
Muhtar Kent
It could achieve a lot if everyone in Burma could stop saying something is good if it is not good, or say something is just if it is not just.
My family was in Singapore when the Japanese War started. We were in Singapore at the time of Pearl Harbor, and by the beginning of 1942, the Japanese invasion of Burma and Singapore had started.
There is a striking difference in my look in Burma.’ I’ve experimented with my hairdo, and got a new hair color especially for the role.
Sadly, I have very vague memories of Burma. The family was forced to leave when the generals took over.
‘Burma’ is a new-age thriller on funding for private cars and issues pertaining to the process. I play a car financier, who appoints people to recover the car if funds don’t come on time. It is like a bank job, the only difference being they do it unofficially.
Tightly embracing guitar effects and tape loops, Mission of Burma made sound an important commodity in rock ‘n’ roll, and its members carried that tradition into their first album after a 19-year hiatus, 2004’s ‘ONoffON.’
My mother was born in Burma, but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country kitchen, of gran, and aunts, cooking spicy stewy, casseroley curries, a version of Indian food with a Burmese twist.
I think when the people in Burma stop thinking about whether or not they’re free, it’ll mean that they’re free.
What does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
When I had my first son, in 2017, we decided to give him a Burmese middle name. I picked Mindon, after the penultimate king of Burma. It sounded strong and regal, and it wasnt too difficult for a Western speaker.
The Democrats are going the way of Burma Shave and Crisco – products everyone loved and had in their homes. But they got old. They didn’t have anything new to say about the product, and after awhile, they died.
The group disbanded prematurely in 1983, but its records made a sizable mark: Mission of Burma became a band’s band; leaving noticeable impressions on the likes of Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo.
Argentina and Burma. I have been to most of the countries in the world, but not those two. I want to shoot doves in Argentina. Burma, of course, because no one has really been there.
Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
Alexander Cockburn
The journey to Burma is etched in my brain, full of all sorts of intense memories.
I sure would like to hear from those British and Gurkha knife artists I took into Burma.
There is still a severe and scary amount of extreme poverty in rural parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma and sub-Saharan Africa.
Ah-rah-han, the first Buddhist apostle of Burma, under the patronage of King Anan-ra-tha-men-zan, disseminated the doctrines of atheism and taught his disciples to pant after annihilation as the supreme good.
I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food.
Than Shwe ordered the confiscation of all cell phones and laptops and computers so no reportage could come out of Burma. It seemed clear that a demon, something diabolical, rather than something compassionate and human was in charge of Burma.
In both Burma and Laos, we have engaged countries that were once adversaries, and will continue to do so in ways that promote good relations, development, and human rights.
I don’t want Burma to be a basket case forever.
Burma – and let me be clear, it’s also known as Myanmar – and the reason a lot of Burmese and Burmese exiles call it Burma: It’s a form of political resistance to the ruling military junta.
As long as there is no law in Burma, any individual here can be arrested at any time.
I’ve always said that the more coordinated the efforts of the international community are, the better it will be for democracy in Burma.
The judiciary in Burma is not independent. It’s widely known, everybody knows that.
Some of the parts of Burma, we met people who’d never, ever gone out of their village. And they were brutally poor; incredibly poor. And yet they enjoy their lives.
I lived in Burma for a couple of summers in the ’90s, working with the democratic resistance that had fled to the jungles.
The best way to help Burma is to empower the people of Burma, to help us have enough self-confidence to obtain what we want for ourselves.
Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost like they were part of the British Arty New Wave. I kind of like that. I like not being able to tell the difference.
I’ve been repeating ad nauseam that we in Burma, we are weak with regard to the culture of negotiated compromises, that we have to develop the ability to achieve such compromises.