Famous Asia Quotes : Asia Sayings

These Asia quotes will inspire you. Asia is a landmass variously described as part of Eurasia or as Earth’s largest and most populous continent in its own right, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Asia quotes, Asia sayings, and Asia proverbs.

Best Asia Quotes

  1. “Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  2. “East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century.” ~ William C. Kirby
  3. “I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol. I don’t know if that’s good or not, because where I come from, sex isn’t something you’re allowed to talk about.” ~ Bai Ling
  4. “I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.” ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  5. “My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter , Asia quotes travel
  6. “The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.” ~ Martha Beck
  7. “Brunei Darussalam is one of the oldest kingdoms in South East Asia.” ~ Hassanal Bolkiah
  8. “We have always tried to treat every album differently and even from day one I think that each Asia album has been approached with care and thought and hopefully that shines through twenty years later.” ~ Geoff Downes
  9. “Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing.” ~ Kim Dae-Jung

  10. “This is Malaya. Everything takes a long, a very long time, in Malaya. Things get done, occasionally, but more often they don’t, and the more in a hurry you are, the quicker you break down.” ~ Han Suyin
  11. “During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago” ~ Norman Borlaug
  12. “We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia.” ~ John T. Flynn
  13. “The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.” ~ Jose Saramago

  14. “I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn’t get a job.” ~ Mickey Rourke
  15. “I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.” ~ Francois Gautier
  16. “I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody – not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong.” ~ Gregoire Akcelrod
  17. “I met the Queen, the Pope, and we went all over Europe and Asia. I just wish I was older when I did all this. Then I could appreciate it more.” ~ Ricky Schroder

  18. “Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.” ~ John Shimkus
  19. “An increase in the relative price of products from the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.” ~ Martin Feldstein
  20. “Military hardliners called me a ‘security threat’ for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan.” ~ Benazir Bhutto
  21. “One of my problems, so to speak, is that, in America, we tend to think in relatively short-term. In the Middle East and Asia and other parts of the world, they think in terms of centuries or 500 years or 1,000 years.” ~ Jay Rockefeller
  22. “We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes to establish and develop long-term, good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.” ~ Li Peng

  23. “The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history – the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled.” ~ Josiah Strong
  24. “Over the last several quarters we have been growing faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet. We have 18 percent of the global PC share, about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia.” ~ Kevin B. Rollins
  25. “Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.” ~ Norman Borlaug
  26. “The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia.” ~ Kenzaburo Oe

  27. “Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of stabilising cross Strait relations, eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region.” ~ Chen Shui-bian
  28. “Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West. There is too much Asia and she is too old.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  29. “Asia’s governments come in two broad varieties: young, fragile democracies – and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.” ~ Paul Samuelson
  30. “There is talk of the failure of socialism, and where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia, and in Latin America?” ~ Fidel Castro

  31. “The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia” ~ Hideki Tojo
  32. “We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect and live in amity with each other, and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity.” ~ Li Peng
  33. “There are children who are working in textile businesses in Asia who would be prostitutes on the streets if they did not have those jobs” ~ Lawrence Summers
  34. “The Age of Northeast Asia is fast approaching.” ~ Roh Moo-hyun
  35. “I’m not panicking, and I’m not scared, I’ve been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis.” ~ Al-Waleed bin Talal

  36. “After all those years in Asia, I don’t have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and – Boom! – people go.” ~ Jackie Chan
  37. “I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia.” ~ Andy Lau
  38. “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  39. “I think that I could see Darwin having a relationship with Asia.” ~ Susan Oliver

  40. “If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  41. “So in Asia I want to make – I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.” ~ Kim Dae-jung
  42. “Fool!” cried the hunchback. “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia,’ but only slightly less well known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.” ~ William Goldman
  43. “I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.” ~ Jodie Foster

  44. “Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.” ~ Earl Blumenauer
  45. “From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan’s prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large.” ~ Kenzaburo Oe
  46. “Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western Europe can be called the ‘cities of the world’, then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute ‘the rural areas of the world’.” ~ Lin Biao
  47. “In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.” ~ William Westmoreland

  48. “All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?” ~ Hakeem Olajuwon
  49. “Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world.” ~ Billy Graham
  50. “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line, — the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
  51. “Openness has been vital to Asia’s fast growth in the past and it will continue to be crucial for the area’s further development.” ~ Li Keqiang

  52. “I love Southeast Asia. As a child, I lived in that part of the world. My first time in Burma was in 1958 with my parents.” ~ Muhtar Kent
  53. “When you’re on MTV Asia, you’re like royalty. When you walk down the streets of the Philippines or Indonesia, everyone wants to try to touch you.” ~ Kerri Kasem
  54. “When I started in film, I was living and working in Asia, and when we did films there, it was so fast. It was much like TV.” ~ Maggie Q
  55. “So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia.” ~ Lee H. Hamilton

  56. “If Hollywood and Bollywood were how we all lived our lives, that would surprise me. And yet it’s often the way our cultures are conveyed, isn’t it?” ~ Hillary Clinton
  57. “The 21st century will be the Asian century. This also means that Asians will be expected to provide greater leadership to solve global challenges, including environmental challenges. Hence, this multi-disciplinary programme from NUS could not be more timely. It meets a pressing need to educate, train and empower leading players in the public, private and civil society sectors in Singapore, Asia and the world.” ~ Kishore Mahbubani
  58. “What I’m really worried about is war. Will the former rich countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia?” ~ Hans Rosling
  59. “I think long term you can see Tesla establishing factories in Europe, in other parts of the U.S. and in Asia.” ~ Elon Musk

  60. “If Russia shuts off central Asia and the Caspian Sea from Europe, the European allies of the United States will be totally dependent on Russian gas and energy.” ~ Mikhail Saakashvili
  61. “A handful of men working within the Zen sect of Buddhism created gardens in fifteenth-century Japan which were, and still are, far more than merely an aesthetic expression. And what is left of the earlier Mogul gardens in India suggests that their makers were acquainted with what lay behind the flowering of the Sufi movement in High Asia and so sought to add further dimensions to their garden scenes.” ~ Russell Page
  62. “African agriculture today is among, or is, the most under-capitalized in the world. Only seven percent of arable land in Africa is irrigated, compared to 40 percent in Asia.” ~ Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin
  63. “Asia: Four little letters, three billion little people.” ~ Stephen Colbert

  64. “The night sky in North Korea might be the most brilliant in northeast Asia, the only airspace spared the coal dust, Gobi Desert sand, and carbon monoxide choking the rest of the continent.” ~ Barbara Demick
  65. “Misgovernment is of four kinds, often in combination. They are: 1) tyranny or oppression, of which history provides so many well-known examples that they do not need citing; 2) excessive ambition, such as Athens’ attempted conquest of Sicily in the Peloponnesian War, Philip II’s of England via the Armada, Germany’s twice-attempted rule of Europe by a self-conceived master race, Japan’s bid for an empire of Asia; 3) incompetence or decadence, as in the case of the late Roman empire, the last Romanovs and the last imperial dynasty of China; and finally 4) folly or perversity.” ~ Barbara Tuchman

Asia shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa.

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