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South African singer, b.1932
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least, get out of the way so you won't get run over”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I look at an ant and l see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I look at a stream and I see myself: a native South African, flowing irresistibly over hard obstacles until they become smooth and, one day, disappear -- flowing from an origin that has been forgotten toward an end that will never be.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“People in the United States still have a 'Tarzan' movie view of Africa. That's because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals . . . We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Age is…wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Ours was a marriage, a love affair -- the land would nurture us, and we would honor the land. But the land was too rich and too good. The powerful and greedy invaders saw this at once.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I was so scared. Such a big orchestra”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Mama Africa.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I sang in Los Angeles recently and a band that had managed to get out of New Orleans played there. They asked me for one or to songs for a CD being recorded. My group and I said yes, we were ready to contribute in that way, the only way we have.”

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