Inspirational Quotes from Nadine Labaki

Beirut turned into a war zone in a matter of hours. We were stuck at home, the roads were blocked.

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I was watching TV and saw people with masks, weapons, and grenades. I thought, Is that really possible? Could we be here yet again? And go into civil war one more time?

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I don’t like to be feared, and I can’t work in conflict, I’m very bad with conflict. I try to avoid it, it paralyzes me.

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I’m just someone who observes a lot.

Nadine Labaki

I thought if my son was now eighteen years old and he was tempted to join the fight and take the burden of protecting his family – because it’s always tempting especially for young men – what would I do as a mother to stop him?

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I like to have the impression that whatever is happening is true.

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A small film from a small country, in Arabic with nonprofessionals: It was practically impossible. Just to make it was like a dream to me.

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I want to keep talking about my people and my country in my own language.

Nadine Labaki

When people say to me, ‘You make us proud,’ it’s heartwarming to hear that.

Nadine Labaki