Refugee Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old refugee quotes, refugee sayings, and refugee proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. Warsan Shire
Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale. Khaled Hosseini
It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks. Dina Nayeri
Nobody wants to leave their homeland illegally out of their heart's desire, they are compelled to do so as the last resort due to the utter degradation of life there. Abhijit Naskar
There are millions of people, refugees, who have experienced the same conflicts and struggles I did. They have the same potential to defy the odds and achieve great things. Clemantine Wamariya
We're so lucky where we live, but we're so out of touch. Everyone's mindset is made to feel that refugees are a problem, but it's more than that. They're human beings, too. They were forced from their homes. Sonny Bill Williams
When children and youth are deprived of their right to education, their community is deprived of a sustainable future. It is all the more true with refugees. Forest Whitaker
Refugees come to us seeking asylum, seeking freedom, justice, and dignity - seeking a chance just to breathe. And people in our country are saying close the doors and don't let them in? Mandy Patinkin
We are a continent of refugees, and if you say we can't integrate refugees, that's not consistent with our values, even if borders cannot be wide open. Emmanuel Macron