Rigoberta Menchu Quotes

There is not one world for man and one for animals they are part of the same one and lead parallel lives.

Not even anthropologists or intellectuals no matter how many books they have can find out all our secrets.

I feel a deep emotion and pride for the honor of having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1992.

... together we can build the people's Church a true Church. Not just a hierarchy or a building but a real change inside people.

I would get up in the morning and I would say "How am I going to bother them today?

What I treasure most in life is being able to dream. During my most difficult moments and complex situations I have been able to dream of a more beautiful future.

... only those of us who carry our cause in our hearts are willing to run the risks.

When you are convinced your cause is just you fight for it.

We say no to the peace that keeps us on our knees no to the peace that keeps us in chains no to the false peace that denies the values and contributions of our peoples.

This world's not going to change unless we're willing to change ourselves.

The people are the only ones capable of transforming society.

I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip drip dripping in the same place I begin to leave a mark and I leave my mark in many people's hearts.

I wish that a conscious sense of peace and a feeling of human solidarity would develop in all peoples...

We can only love a person who eats what we eat.

The Bible has been used as a way of making us accept our situation and not to bring enlightenment to the poor.

We have learned that change cannot come through war. War is not a feasible tool to use in fighting against the oppression we face. War has caused more problems. We cannot embrace that path.

I wasn't the only orphan in Guatemala. There are many others and it's not my grief alone it's the grief of a whole people.

We are not myths of the past ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected not to be victims of intolerance and racism.

... our reality teaches us that as Christians we must create a Church of the poor that we don't need a Church imposed from outside which knows nothing of hunger.

unless a religion springs from within the people themselves it is a weapon of the system.