"I got married at 22 and remained in an abusive marriage for 10 years. I made up my mind that that was never going to happen to me again. I made a brave step to walk out in a society when you didn't walk out of an abusive marriage. It was mental and physical abuse."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Joyce Banda on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Joyce Banda on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Joyce Banda on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Joyce Banda on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Joyce Banda on James C. Dobson
"When I gave birth to my fourth child, I suffered from post partum hemorrhaging. I almost lost my life. I was lucky to be under the care of trained health care personnel. I started wondering then what was happening to women in rural villages."
"I will forever be thankful to the Malawians and international community, and my professional army and army general, who said: 'No, we will follow the constitution.' That's why I'm here."