12 incredible Malala quotes that will make you want to give her the Nobel Peace Prize all over again

A collection of her most moving statements since becoming one of the planet's leading education activists

Published October 11, 2014 1:00PM (EDT)

Malala Yousafzai       (Reuters/Hoda Emam)
Malala Yousafzai (Reuters/Hoda Emam)

This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

Global Post Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old education campaigner from Pakistan, just won the Nobel Peace Prize. And everyone is super excited about that because Malala is super inspiring. Here is her story.

And here's a look at some of the moving things she's said since becoming one of the world's most famous activists:

1) “Why shall I wait for someone else? Why shall I be looking to the government, to the army, that they would help us ... for them to help me. Why don’t I raise my voice? Why don’t we speak up for our rights?”

The Daily Show with John Stewart, 2013

2) “I think that the best way to solve problems and to fight is through dialogue, is through peaceful way, but for me the best way to fight against terrorism and extremism is just simple thing: educate the next generation. “

BBC interview, 2013

3) "I would tell him that shoot me but first listen to me. And I would tell him that education is my right and education is the right of your daughter and son as well. And I'm speaking up for them. I'm speaking up for peace."

CBC Radio interview, 2013

4) "I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.”

- Opening of Birmingham Library, 2013

5) "They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in [the] home, school or anyplace."

- New York Times documentary, "Classed Dismissed in Swat Valley", 2009

6) “And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.”

UN Youth Assembly, 2012

7) “You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.”

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2013

8) "They only shot a body but they cannot shoot my dreams."

CNN interview, 2013

9) “I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don't go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move …”

ABC interview, 2013

10) "I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."

CNN interview, 2011

11) "It feels like this life is not my life. It’s a second life. People have prayed to God to spare me and I was spared for a reason — to use my life for helping people.”

-ABC interview, 2013

12) “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.”

UN Youth Assembly, 2012


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