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We’ve collected the best North Korea Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Scott DesJarlais, Mitchell Reiss, Kim Young-sam, Helen Clark, Park Yeon-mi. Use them as an inspiration.

I don’t like the fact that North Korea is testing nuclear weapons, and I don’t like the fact that they’re testing missiles and shooting them out in the sea in kind of an antagonistic fashion.
There is a different future that is available to North Korea, if they choose differently.
Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated.
Kim Young-sam
I think the issue of North Korea is one where the international community as a whole has to work to resolve the crisis.
If I could‘ve had the things that Americans throw away, I never would‘ve escaped North Korea. That’s how much we were desperate.
Nothing is forever, and I believe that North Korea will change in my lifetime.
China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy, fat kid that’s running North Korea.
History is full of examples of regimes that were oppressing at home and aggressive abroad, and I can’t think of too many liberal democracies engaging in counterfeiting, drug running, missile proliferation, and just about any other illegal activity you can think of as North Korea does.
Ed Royce
Mississippi‘s never going to be North Korea.
There’s nothing I did wrong. I was just born in North Korea, and that was my crime.
North Korea is not the dictator’s country; it’s 25 million citizens‘ country, and they are suffering under the dictator. North Koreans are really nice, kind, pure people. I hate the dictator and the regime, but I love my home country.
Like every country, North Korea has some very smart people. They could be contributing a lot more to science and other areas, but North Koreans are forced to spend so much time memorising the fake history of our dictators and other propaganda, so are at a huge disadvantage.
If we are addressing the issue of weapons of mass destruction, we need to send a uniform, consistent message that there is zero tolerance to any country who is developing weapons of mass destruction, North Korea included.
North Korea is an unimaginable country. We aren’t free to sing, say, wear or think what we want.
It’s our job to get into the hardest-to-see places and bring back the best footage – we have the best footage of North Korea ever shot. If that’s a stunt, then I’ll keep on doing stunts until I die.
Why would North Korea people care if they have nukes or not? All they want is food. They want freedom.
China can be a guarantor to North Korea that if they give up their nuclear capacity, the United States will not be in a position to harm them. And for the United States, China can also be a guarantor that if there is an agreement, that the agreement is effectively implemented by the North Koreans.
It’s very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don’t need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
Kim Young-sam
Now North Korea certainly is located in a different place geographically, but I think it faces the same type of strategic decision. Does it want a different future for its people?
North Korea, under its thirtysomething Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, is no country for old men. The latest casualty in Kim’s ongoing purge of the senior military command was the defense minister, Hyon Yong-chol, who reportedly committed the classic old man‘s offense of falling asleep in a meeting.
By the mid-1990s, nearly everything in North Korea was worn out, broken, malfunctioning. The country had seen better days.
America is the world’s only global superpower, and we will not be threatened by the likes of the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, Iran or North Korea.
We’ve seen a massive attack on the freedom of the web. Governments are realizing the power of this medium to organize people and they are trying to clamp down across the world, not just in places like China and North Korea; we’re seeing bills in the United States, in Italy, all across the world.
At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.
Ellen Tauscher
My mom told me many times how I need to be careful living inside the regime. We didn’t say ‘the regime.’ We didn’t even say ‘North Korea.’
We can’t just pop off and drop a bomb on North Korea and think everything’s going to be OK. It just doesn’t work like that. It’s a complicated puzzle.
At the State Department, I oversaw the U.S. government‘s efforts to get information into North Korea. We funded defector-run radio stations, which had the added benefit of training North Koreans to be journalists.
I wasn’t dreaming of freedom when I escaped from North Korea… I was willing to risk my life for the promise of a bowl of rice.
I am an ambitious person. In the West, being ambitious isn’t a bad thing. You work hard and you have a purpose in life. But in North Korea, you can never be individualistic. You can never live for yourself. You have to live for the regime.
The hope of Internet anarchists was that repressive governments would have only two options: accept the Internet with its limitless possibilities of spreading information, or restrict Internet access to the ruling elite and turn your back on the 21st century, as North Korea has done.
I found out recently that my ‘Good Newsshow has a big following in North Korea and the Vatican City! Who knew Kim Jong-un and the Pope liked fast-paced satire?
When you’re just a breath away from North Korea, it boggles your mind that that exists, or that something like the Khmer Rouge ever existed. You wonder how we allow that to happen as human beings; how we allow the human condition to get so depraved and desperate.
If we can deter the Soviet Union, if we can deter North Korea, why on earth can’t we deter Iran?
Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK; suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government.
The U.S. does not want to live under the shadow of a North Korea that possesses long-range missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads to American cities. At the same time, the U.S. has no appetite for a war that would prove costly by every measure.
The Chinese, our allies, have been allies with North Korea.
We were taught North Korea is a heaven. They told us how people in western countries die in hospital or have no money to study in school.
So moderate is insisting that North Korea should open door to outside.
Kim Dae Jung
North Korea is like China was 30-plus years ago. Through our contact, we are certain they will become more open and more liberated.
Lu Guanqiu
If Iran and North Korea, by some horrible, devilish, nightmarish scenario, got together and went to war at the same time, one against Saudi Arabia and one against South Korea, I don’t know what we would do about that. I don’t know that we could stop them short of using nuclear weapons.

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