African Memories

"Africa doesn't leap on you immediately; it seeps slowly, and it's incredibly important to be respectful and humble there". - Jill Scott

"I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend". - Dianna Agron

"Return to an old watering hole for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you." - African proverb

"The corn is as high as an elephant's eye," - Oklahoma, Rogers and Hammerstein

"You know you are truly alive when you are living among lions" - Isak Dinesen

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela

"Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times" - Asian proverb

"The eye never forgets what the heart has seen" - African proverb

"Though she be but little, she is fierce." -William Shakespeare A Midsummer's Night Dream

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest of souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran

"Life is a either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all" - Helen Keller

"The World is a Book and those who do not travel read only one Page" - St. Augustine

"Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter" - African proverb

"A lion never roars after a kill" - Dean Smith

"Time spent with cats is never wasted" - Sigmund Freud

"The impala wakes up every morning knowing it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning a lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Impala or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are the lion or the impala, when the sun comes up in Africa you must wake up running" - Anonymous from Zambia

"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk a half a bottle of champagne - bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive." - Karen Blixen

"There is always a winner, even in a monkey's beauty contest" - African proverb

"I never knew of a morning in Africa where I woke up and was not happy" - Ernest Hemingway
"Do not speak of a rhinoceros if there is no tree nearby." - African proverb
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber

"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination with this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?" - Brian Jackman

"All of the animals, except man, know the principal business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler

"If at some point you don't ask yourself 'What have I gotten myself into?' then you're not doing it right"- Roland Gau

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not." -Henry David Thoreau

"Here I am where I belong" - Isak Dinesen

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Debra Warren


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