We have collected the best Slums Quotes by famous authors including Sara Sheridan, Aishwarya Rajesh, Cyril Connolly, Martin Luther King, Jr., Karan Patel and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
People were consuming on average less calories after the war than during the war. Things were still very tough. If you look at the film footage of London streets, even in areas which weren’t slums, there are kids in the streets who are dirty and have no shoes on. It was rough. There was a real edge.
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don’t belong to the slums, but to play Naru in ‘City Of Gold,’ I had to live for months in a real chawl before we shot the film.
One of the remarkable things about slums is that they do develop their own social organization and economy and even culture that is, on some level, functional and in some cases, remarkably resilient. This is kind of amazing.
As a kid, I felt I had it bad – and people where I came from did – but if I’d been in a similar position in America, it could’ve been 10 times worse. We have the NHS. We don’t have slums like I’ve seen in the Deep south, or shocking intolerance.
The Tiffany lamp is an American icon bridging the immigrants, settlement houses, and the slums of the Lower East Side and the wealthy industrialists of upper Manhattan, the Gilded Age and its excesses.
The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, ‘Miracle in Milan.’ It’s a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration.
If I wrote in Jacob Riis’ time, I’d be writing about teeming slums in our cities and kids dying of tuberculosis or outhouses in Philadelphia or kids losing their toes because they were living in homes without heat. He took on a battle in ‘The Battle with the Slums’ – and we won.
Slums could be thought of as the development of a special organ, or they could be thought of as a tumor that’s grown, and in some ways is unhealthy and could ultimately lead to the city’s destruction. My own feeling is that slums are probably a bit of both.
War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.
Rebecca Harding Davis
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don’t have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn’t matter as much as how you do what you do.
We can’t have it so there are skyscrapers side by side with slums.
Bombay is the ideal microcosm of India, of that whole sense of inequality where you could have the biggest skyscrapers next to the poorest slums.
Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
What I really took in in India was that people – even in the slums – were happy with what they’d got. That’s something we’re not good at in the Western world.
There is a lot of talent in our slums.
We make violent cops, we make violent criminals, and no wonder we have shootouts in slums all of the time.
In Rio, 1.4 million of the 6.3 million people live in favelas, or slums. They are all over the city, but favelas are not always a problem – sometimes they can be a solution, if you have the right public policies.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a fairy tale, but it starts in a place you really believe, and that came from spending two months wandering around the slums picking up stories and talking to people.
The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums.
Ezra Taft Benson
Several hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs live in slums known as refugee camps in Gaza, Judea, and Somalia. Attempts by Israel to rehabilitate and oust them have been defeated by Arab objections. Nor has their fate been any better in Arab states.
It was a very scary place to be. I don’t think any mother or father would like to have their five year old wandering alone in the slums and train stations of Calcutta.
The Government regularizes illegal slums inhabited by outsiders, but the government workers or policemen do not get permanent house in Mumbai.
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.
Oscar Hammerstein II
I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.
There are a number of parallels between the slums of Brazil and those found in my hometown, Karachi. The dichotomy that exists in Brazil is uncannily similar to that found in Pakistan, and I hope to one day make a film that follows similar themes.
I just want to reach back help pull people out of the poverty, the slums where we’re stuck at.
Curitiba is not a paradise. We have all the problems that most Latin American cities have. We have slums. We have the same difficulties, but the big difference is the respect given by people due to the quality of the services which are provided.