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What I generally get from being in Africa is a sense of warmth and openness. As a stranger, you are always welcomed into people's homes and people are always offering you food. That generosity is incredibly touching.
No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.
Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
One of my biggest fears - maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian - is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus.
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.
The thing that I'm most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, 'I can't stop drinking. I can't stop drinking. Can you help me?' I can say, 'Yes, I can help you.'
A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing.
The difference between a stranger sending you a message that you might be interested in at a very low volume level, no repetition, just sending it to very few people, and that being done as spam - those things get close enough that you want to be careful never to filter out something that's legitimate.
As a child, I heard many warnings from teachers about the perils of talking with strangers. Yet now, fairly late in my life, I can think of not many things better than to talk with strangers. The idea of being a stranger is also very appealing.
Smile at a stranger. See what happens.
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
The man in the street is always a stranger.
Since the 1970s, I have asked students if they would first try to save their drowning dog or a drowning stranger. And for 40 years I have received the same results: One third vote for their dog, one third for the stranger, and one third don't know what they would do.
You don't need a rope to pinch a stranger's butt.
You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.
On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger's home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.
I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.
Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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