Quotes by: Malala Yousafzai
I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother, and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.
I discovered Deborah Ellis's books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
On the day when I was shot, all of my friends' faces were covered, except mine.
It's good to fight with your brothers, and it's good to tease them to give them advice.
I might be afraid of ghosts and like dragons and those things, but I'm not afraid of the Taliban.
I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
I distracted myself from the fear and terrorism by thinking about things like how the universe began and whether time travel is possible.
The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.
I want poverty to end in tomorrow's Pakistan. I want every girl in Pakistan to go to school.
I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.
I was excited when King's College announced a scholarship for students who are in developing countries.
When I was young I used to listen to other people and to try and understand what they thought and where they were coming from. I listened and didn't speak.
I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women's rights; rather, I am focusing on women to be independent to fight for themselves.
I have already seen death, and I know that death is supporting me in my cause of education. Death does not want to kill me.
In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond.
I have learned so much from Nelson Mandela, and he has been my leader. He is a perpetual inspiration for me and millions of others around the world.
Outside of my home, I look like a very obedient, very serious, very good kind of girl, but nobody knows what happens inside the house.
What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media... So we must try to use social media in a good way.