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Top 100 Quotes About Fidel Castro

#1. Now we all know that Fidel Castro dressed up like Marilyn Monroe and gave JFK a case of syphilis so bad it eventually blew out the back of his head. - Author: Stephen Colbert
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#2. I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#3. This country is heaven, in the spiritual sense of the word. And I say, we prefer to die in heaven than survive in hell. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#4. I don't think that the contradictions between capitalism and socialism can be resolved by war. This is no longer the age of the bow and arrow. It's the nuclear age, and war can annihilate us all. The only way to achieve solutions seems to be for the different social systems to coexist. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#5. The first thing out of Fidel Castro's mouth to me, he looked me right in the eye and said, 'You're a man of great courage.' - Author: Jesse Ventura
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#6. I never perceived a contradiction in the political revolutionary field between the ideas I maintained and the idea of that symbol, that extraordinary figure who had been so familiar to me since I began to reason. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#7. Fidel Castro represents the dignity of the South American continent against empires. He's a living legend: an icon of independence and freedom across the continent. - Author: Nicolas Maduro
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#8. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#9. That first play I did in New York, Rogelio Martinez's 'When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba,' I played a young Fidel Castro. - Author: Oscar Isaac
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#10. Sovereignty is not negotiated in exchange for anything; to maintain the achievements of the revolution does not depend on a foreign power. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#11. The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them - neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#12. [Fidel Castro] has a very good [human rights] record. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#13. Revolutionaries must proclaim their ideas courageously ... and express their intentions so that no one is deceived. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#14. You Americans keep saying that Cuba is ninety miles from the United States. I say that the United States is ninety miles from Cuba and for us, that is worse. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#15. I do not conceive of any manifestation of culture, of science, of art, as purposes in themselves. I think the purpose of science and culture is man. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#16. When I was 14, in Cuba, I met Fidel Castro with my dad, and it was really impressive. And on a totally different level, I met Justin Timberlake! - Author: Dylan Penn
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#17. I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#18. We are going to give a little something, a few little years more, to socialism, because socialism is defunct. It dies all by itself. The bad thing is that socialism, being a victim of its ... Did I say socialism? - Author: Fidel Castro
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#19. Most people who know Cuba think Raul [Castro] would like to make more changes but has not done so yet because his brother, who is ideologically opposed to them, is still alive. What he will do when Fidel dies remains to be seen. - Author: Mark Falcoff
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#20. If Mr. Kennedy does not like Socialism, we do not like imperialism. We do not like Capitalism. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#21. There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#22. I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#23. The societies of consumption and squandering of material resources are incompatible with the idea of economic growth and a clean planet. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#24. Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#25. The truth is that after several decades of neoliberalism, the rich are becoming increasingly richer while the poor are both more numerous and increasingly poorer. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#26. The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#27. A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well. - Author: Che Guevara
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#28. Unbelievably, while many non-governmental organizations like Amnesty International and America's Watch have denounced the human rights situation in Cuba, there has been a continuing love affair on the part of the media and many intellectuals with Fidel Castro. - Author: Armando Valladares
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#29. Everyone is a poet at 16, but how many are poets at 50? Generally, people seem to get more conservative as they age, but in my case, I seem to have gotten more radical. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#30. Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#31. Seriously, did I miss something? Did John F. Kennedy walk into the Oval Office one day, only to find Fidel Castro lighting his Cohiba with the American flag while teabagging Jackie? - Author: Sterling Archer
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#32. I left Cuba when I was two years old. They took away my country, they stole the most intimate thing a human being can have. How could I forget that Fidel Castro was the person who did me so much harm? - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#33. We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#34. I don't profess to have any religion, but if I did, my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew to take his crew on the right path. - Author: Elian Gonzalez
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#35. U.S. leaders should think that if they are aiding terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe, - Author: Fidel Castro
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#36. The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#37. There are countries that send us garbage. There are countries that send us their outdated technology as their cooperation. With Fidel [Castro] it is totally different. Fidel is the first and the best one to stand for peace in the world denouncing the interventionist policies of the U.S. - Author: Evo Morales
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#38. Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#39. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#40. I promise all Cuban mothers that I will never will make them weep. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#41. Of course in Miami, not denouncing Fidel Castro at every turn is almost as bad as saying Gloria Estefan can't sing. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#42. The Alliance for Progress is an alliance between one millionaire and many beggars. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#43. North Americans don't understand ... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#44. We have the lowest student-teacher ratio and spend five times as much on schools than war - the opposite of what the United States does. [explaining why Cuba has the highest literacy in the world] - Author: Fidel Castro
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#45. The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#46. I have reached the conclusion, a bit late perhaps, that speeches should be short. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#47. I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#48. I love Fidel Castro, I respect Fidel Castro, you know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that motherf****r is still here. - Author: Ozzie Guillen
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#49. My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#50. Fidel Castro, whatever people may think of him, is a hero in Latin America, primarily because he stood up to the United States. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#51. Warfare is a means and not an end. Warfare is a tool of revolutionaries. The important thing is the revolution. The important thing is the revolutionary cause, revolutionary ideas, revolutionary objectives, revolutionary sentiments, revolutionary virtues! - Author: Fidel Castro
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#52. Ideas do not need weapons. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#53. The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#54. I think a lot of people saw 'Fight Club' and thought, 'Right, here's our next Che Guevara, here's our next Fidel Castro, here's someone who's going to wave the flag.' And I was like, 'No, it's just a book. And if I beat that drum, if I play that song one more time, I won't have a career.' - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#55. Nowhere in the world, in no act of genocide, in no war, are so many people killed per minute, per hour and per day as those who are killed by hunger and poverty on our planet. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#56. If religious feeling is put in opposition to social change, then it does become an opium, but if it is joined to the struggle for social change then it is a wonderful medicine. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#57. I don't think it is so difficult to solve the problems between Cuba and the United States; it all depends on whether there is a dialogue, a discussion, or if the prejudices and hatred of people like the extremists and terrorists from the Cuban community, who try to impose their policies, prevail. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#58. A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#59. If people call me Christian, not from the standpoint of religion but from the standpoint of social vision, I declare that I am a Christian. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#60. I have become convinced that hatred towards the U.S. has been a chief reason for Castro's longevity in power - Author: Armando Valladares
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#61. I like Fidel Castro and his beard. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#62. I think Fidel [Castro] has a stronger allergy to the market than his brother, but he is not getting in the way of what his brother is implementing. - Author: Jeffrey Goldberg
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#63. If someone is responsible, it's me, - Author: Fidel Castro
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#64. The greatest promotion I ever had on a newspaper was when 'The Washington Post' suddenly promoted me from city-side general assignment reporter to Latin American correspondent and sent me off to Cuba. Fidel Castro had just come to power. It was a very exciting assignment, but also very serious. - Author: Tom Wolfe
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#65. I have real fears for Cuba based on the South American experience. Where you have had such a stern regime, as Fidel's [Castro], there is no culture of politics. - Author: John Gimlette
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#66. There is no more democratic government than a revolutionary government. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#67. So these Red Sox ... are they a Communist organization? - Author: Fidel Castro
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#68. A revolution is not a bed of roses. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#69. A smart policy should be one that tends to receive the capitals, pays the price for that capital - which is the interest - returns the capital and in the end the factories, the industries, are left to remain in the country. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#70. We are not only a Latin American nation, we are an Afro-American nation also. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#71. There is nothing more agreeable than having a place where one can throw on the floor as many cigar butts as one pleases without the subconscious fear of a maid who is waiting like a sentinel to place an ashtray where the ashes are going to fall. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#72. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#73. How a man who holds the entire population of a country as his prisoners, and punishes the families of those who escape, can be admired by people who call themselves liberals is one of the many wonders of the human mind's ability to rationalize. Yet such is the case with Fidel Castro. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#74. Cool thing about Fidel Castro is that the CIA and the mafia - which are both terrible organizations that tried to murder him again and again - haven't succeeded. - Author: Ian Svenonius
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#75. If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#76. I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#77. When I was a young boy, my father taught me that to be a good Catholic, I had to confess at church if I ever had impure thoughts about a girl. That very evening, I had to rush to confess my sin. And the next night, and the next. After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#78. I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#79. inspired my own life.
Victory has thousands father but failure always find itself an orphan.
--Fidel Castro - Author: Fidel Castro
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#80. I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#81. US policy toward Cuba [at the time] had two tracks. Track 1 was to assassinate Fidel Castro. Track 2 was to subvert the regime through people-to-people contact. - Author: Rachael Price
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#82. I'm actually Cuban-born, born in 1956, the year Fidel Castro came into power, and my father moved my family to Miami a few years later when things were starting to look bad. - Author: Steven Bauer
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#83. More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#84. Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#85. Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#86. I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#87. I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#88. The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#89. I am quite an admirer of Fidel [Castro]. For me, Fidel is the first and the best man in solidarity with the peoples of the world. Fidel shares not just what he does not need, but every little thing he has. That is called solidarity. - Author: Evo Morales
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#90. We know next to nothing about the relationship between Chavez and Raul Castro. One thing, though, is certain. The Cuban military and political elite do not regard Chavez as a logical successor to Fidel Castro in Latin America. - Author: Mark Falcoff
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#91. I have always fought for concrete facts, for justice. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#92. Humanity can learn from those who have broken their chains. Those who have chained humanity for centuries cannot teach humanity anything. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#93. The Spirit tells me - Fidel Castro will die - in the 90s. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God. - Author: Benny Hinn
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#94. Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#95. I've had meetings with Fidel Castro. I've had meetings with Kim Il-Sung. I've had meetings with other dictators. I've met with the Butcher of Beijing. You know, I think it's important to hear, you know, each other's perspective. - Author: Gary Ackerman
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#96. I wanted to leave high school in 1958 and join the Cuban revolution. So the only reason I did not come to join [Fidel] Castro was because my mother would not let me. I was only 16. - Author: Huey Newton
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#97. Fidel Castro for me is like a father. - Author: Elian Gonzalez
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#98. The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore, - Author: Fidel Castro
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#99. Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#100. I cannot personally imagine any U.S. president normalizing relations with him [Fidel Castro], as opposed to his brother, but I may prove wrong on this score. - Author: Mark Falcoff
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