Top 35 Tibet Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Tibet Quotes from famous people such as Dalai Lama, Ma Jian, David Attenborough, Kenneth Rexroth, Alice Walker, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many ce

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.
Dalai Lama
I believe that the Tibetans should have the right to control their own destinies and decide for themselves whether they want to be part of China or not. But this view isn’t shared by most Chinese, or even the leaders of most Western democracies. As long as the Communist Party is in power, there is little hope for Tibet.
Ma Jian
I’ve been to Nepal, but I’d like to go to Tibet. It must be a wonderful place to go. I don’t think there’s anything there, but it would be a nice place to visit.
David Attenborough
You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
Kenneth Rexroth
A good model of how to ‘work with the enemy’ internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet.
Alice Walker
If I were a child of Tibet or of Arabia, I suspect the path I’d walk would be the Buddhist path or the Muslim path. And I don’t mind saying that I don’t invalidate any of those paths.
John Shelby Spong
The Dalai Lama is just a temporal leader of Tibet.
Dalai Lama
A majority of my blind students at the International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs in Trivandrum, India, a branch of Braille Without Borders, came from the developing world: Madagascar, Colombia, Tibet, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal and India.
Rosemary Mahoney
I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales. I don’t believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.
Iggy Pop
What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave. He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet, because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people.
Martin Scorsese
In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s Communists established the People’s Republic of China, and the following year, his People’s Liberation Army invaded central Tibet.
Barbara Demick
Tibet is a beautiful and richly endowed region of our great motherland.
Hu Jintao
I love to travel, anywhere in the world. Wherever it is… India… Tibet… wherever. I’ll go anywhere.
Guillermo del Toro
From being in Tibet and being around Tibetans, I feel like I’ve learned so much more about what brings a person happiness, about what actually brings myself happiness.
Adam Yauch
Lots of human-rights tragedies deserve concerts, but there’s something extra with Tibet. It’s a spiritual culture, a country rooted in humility and compassion. And among artists, there’s a lot of Buddhists, people who want an alternative to basic Christianity, which doesn’t offer much.
Ed Kowalczyk
In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.
Richard Gere
I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.
Dalai Lama
I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.
Dalai Lama
In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia.
Alex Chiu
It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China’s occupation of Tibet.
Sam Brownback
My father documented on film for the last time what Tibet looked like before the world got there.
Peter Sis
The lowest budget U.S. films are ten times times better than shooting in Tibet.
Joan Chen
China invaded Tibet. It invaded it. So all this nonsense about them being the same country is absurd. It’s called Tibet. If it was part of China, it would be called China, wouldn’t it?
Joanna Lumley
A republic has been established, and our compatriots in Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang, who have always been a part of China, are all now Chinese citizens who are masters of their country.
Sun Yat-sen
I grew up in Shanghai ’til I was 10 or 11, with one year in Tibet. When I was 5 or 6 years old, the American radio station came to Shanghai, and I used to love bebop and jazz, but I didn’t know where it came from.
Peter Max
No house was so poor as not to have its ‘family altar,’ its shelf of wooden gods, and table of offerings. A religious atmosphere pervades Tibet and gives it a singular sense of novelty.
Isabella Bird
In ‘Seven Years In Tibet,’ I played a Buddhist. But I’m not religious at all, really.
David Thewlis
Adventure has to do with private, personal experiences. But, the possibilities, there are millions of unclimbed mountains – I have seen in the Eastern part of Tibet, mountains 6,000-6,500 meters high, vertical walls twice as tall as the Eiger… but nobody is going there, because they aren’t 8,000-meter peaks.
Reinhold Messner
China may brutalize Buddhists in Tibet and Muslims in Xinjiang while denying basic rights to the rest of its 1.3 billion citizens, but ‘woke’ activists pushing intersectionality keep mum on all that.
Bari Weiss
The question is not whether Tibet should be independent but the extent of the autonomy that it is allowed. Tibet has been firmly ensconced as part of the Chinese empire since the Qing dynasty’s military intervention in Tibet in the early 18th century.
Martin Jacques
I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values.
Shinzo Abe
My father gave me a copy of 'Seven Years in Tibet,' and

My father gave me a copy of ‘Seven Years in Tibet,’ and that’s what turned me on to Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.
Genesis P-Orridge
Already 2008 has proved a tumultuous year in terms of global perceptions of China, and there are still 59 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. The tragedy of the Sichuan earthquake followed hard on the heels of the riots in Tibet and the demonstrations surrounding the Olympic torch relay.
Martin Jacques
Free Tibet before free trade.
Zhu Rongji
The traveller who aspires to reach the highlands of Tibet from Kashmir cannot be borne along in a carriage or hill-cart. For much of the way, he is limited to a foot pace, and if he has regard to his horse, he walks down all rugged and steep descents, which are many, and dismounts at most bridges.
Isabella Bird