Oct 11, 2014



  1. "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world." --From a speech given to the UN Youth Assembly, just nine months after her attempted assassination.
  2. "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." --From a speech at Harvard in September 2013.
  3. "Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality." --From a speech at Harvard in September 2013.
  4. "I believe it's a woman's right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, then why can't she also wear everything?" --From an exclusive interview with The Guardian's Kamila Shamsie. Yousafzai opened up about her thoughts regarding the burqa conversation in the UK.
  5. "If he [the Talib] comes, what would you do Malalala? …If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there will be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others…with cruelty...you must fight others but through peace, through dialogue and through education…then I'll tell him [the Talib] how important education is and that I even want education for your children as well… that's what I want to tell you, now do what you want." --In a Daily Show interview. Yousafzai's comments left Jon Stewart speechless, and prompted him to ask if he could adopt her.

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