"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Miriam Makeba on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Miriam Makeba on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Miriam Makeba on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Miriam Makeba on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Miriam Makeba on Robert Frost
"Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people's ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time."
"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being."
"In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home."
"And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite."
"It's a really unfair world because life is, where I am all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American."