"In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Miriam Makeba on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Miriam Makeba on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Miriam Makeba on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Miriam Makeba on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Miriam Makeba on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"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."