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Ivory Quotes: 

We wish to firmly demonstrate to the world our determination to eliminate all forms of illegal trade in ivory. Poachers and illegal trades in ivory must know that their days are numbered.

Mwai Kibaki

There’s no California tan about me. People assume I can’t tan, but I actually can. I went on a trip to Hawaii when I was younger and came back so tan that people were like, ‘What happened?’ It’s just not something I actively do. I want to embrace my ivory.

Lily Collins

I don’t want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.

Billie Joe Armstrong

It’s such a pleasant surprise when you come on set and you find someone in charge like Ken Branagh or James Ivory. You know that you’re going to do a day’s work and at the end of it, it’s going to be good.

Anthony Hopkins

I think public intellectuals have a responsibility – to be self-critical on the one hand, to do serious, nuanced work rigorously executed; but to also be able to get off those perches and out of those ivory towers and speak to the real people who make decisions; to speak truth to power and the powerless with lucidity and eloquence.

Michael Eric Dyson

Growing up watching WWE, they used to have bra-and-panties matches or pillow fights, and that’s why my mom didn’t want me to watch wrestling. But when my parents divorced, I was able to watch wrestling again, and that’s when I started to really get into wrestlers like Ivory.


I remember having the opportunity to meet Ivory, as a kid, and she was the first woman’s wrestler that I met. She looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to see you in the ring one day, aren’t I?’


It’s a fallacy that writers have to shut themselves up in their ivory towers to write. I have all these interruptions, three of which I gave birth to. If I was thrown for a loop every time I was distracted I could never get anything done.

Jodi Picoult

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.

Logan Pearsall Smith

I wash my face every night with Ivory soap, and I don’t wear much makeup.

Brandy Norwood

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.

Gerard De Nerval

America’s liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.

Ben Shapiro

Theories, books and ideas created within ivory towers had real-world consequences.

David Olusoga

I don’t see myself in an ivory tower.

Jeff Buckley

I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time.

Kazuo Ishiguro

You can’t just hoard your ideas inside the ivory tower. You have to get them out into the world.

George M. Church

Anything that promotes a kernel of science, even though it’s exaggerated and hyped by Hollywood, I think is a step forward. We in the ivory tower ultimately have to realize that in some sense we have to sing for our supper.

Michio Kaku

Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I’m proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration.

Didier Drogba

I’d much rather be in the world than in some ivory tower somewhere.

Andrew Garfield

The more traditional bride still prefers white or ivory, but the young girls… seem to like the idea of using colors.

Reem Acra

I saw firsthand the devastating consequences of poaching. I saw elephants with ivory hacked from their faces and the lengths private parks go to protect their precious wildlife.

Ben Fogle

Ivory is quickly becoming the new blood diamond of Africa and one that fuels militia battles. Some of the most notorious armed groups on the continent, including the Lord’s Resistance Army, are hunting down elephants and using the tusks to buy weapons.

Ben Fogle

Armies and former soldiers are working in the field to help protect elephants. Some have suggested staining the ivory; cameras and trackers have even been embedded within the tusk; others have arranged for tusks to be removed pre-emptively by conservationists.

Ben Fogle

There is great respect for Liverpool in the Ivory Coast.

Kolo Toure

I don’t ascribe to the idea of the ivory tower composer who sits alone in a room composing his masterpieces and then comes down from Mount Sinai with the tablets. It doesn’t work like that. The job of a composer is putting something down on a piece of paper that will inspire the person who’s playing.

John Zorn

Historical records show that Abenakis and other Natives encountered European explorers and traders in Canada looking for sources of ivory to compete with the Russian trade in Siberian fossil mammoth ivory – these traders routinely asked about ivory ‘horns’ and teeth.

Adrienne Mayor

I think Chris’ favorite role was in ‘Remains of the Day,’ which was the Merchant Ivory film that he shot not long before his accident, a couple years before. He loved working with Merchant Ivory.

Dana Reeve

I am a huge fan of using social media to connect with people because I think there was this ‘ivory tower’ aspect of journalism where people might read a byline for years but have no idea about the person who was behind it and never get to communicate with them or ask them a question.

Sarah Lacy

Now I want to play with the Ivory Coast. It has been rewarding, firstly because I am proud to play for my country, then because the Ivorian selection has quality players and has always been a reservoir of talent.

Wilfried Zaha

Determining the value of individual texts has been an ideological scuffle in literary criticism for centuries: but the environmental cost of printing them hauls this dispute from the ivory tower into day-to-day decision-making. Is it right to write? The publishing industry is slowly beginning to commit to using sustainably harvested trees.

Tristram Stuart

I was waiting for something to sink my teeth into, so I was all-in to be Miss Ivory of The RTC. It was great fun too!


Our elephants are under siege because of an illegal international market that has driven ivory prices in the region up significantly. I call upon the international community to join us in this fight.

Ali Bongo Ondimba

James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect.

Leslie Caron

Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.

Benoit Mandelbrot

Back when I was restoring art and antiques, finding ivory was very difficult because it’s illegal, and the only difference between bone and ivory is that bone is free and not illegal.

Dan Phillips

The majority of the cocoa that we eat, it is actually produced by young kids which are being enslaved in the plantations of the Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is the largest producer of cocoa.

Loretta Napoleoni

It used to be that readers were relegated because they considered themselves far above society, and so the metaphor of the ivory tower developed. Now there’s still this idea that the reader doesn’t take part in the social game and in politics, the res publica, but for other reasons: he doesn’t do it because he’s not making any money.

Alberto Manguel

If the only people we seek to impress are within our own ivory towers of artistic excellence or our hallowed institutions, we will find the audience is gone in 20 to 30 years. I find as I keep a broader audience in mind, I choose to sing and say more things I actually want to share and fewer things just for the sake of impressing others.

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences.

Li Bingbing

I always challenge myself. I get out in deep water and I always try to get back. But I get hung up. The audience never knows, but that’s when I smile the most, when I show the most ivory.

Earl Hines

I was a sandwich artist at Subway and can still rattle off the order of toppings. I was fired because I got meatball sauce on the ivory cutting boards.

Jeremy Sisto

I make friends easily. I’m a gregarious guy, I’m open, I’m easy to get to know – I don’t lock myself in an ivory tower. So I like people; I enjoy people.

Jerry Weintraub

My price is five dollars for a miniature on ivory, and I have engaged three or four at that price. My price for profiles is one dollar, and everybody is willing to engage me at that price.

Samuel Morse

One thing I wanted to do from when I was young was buy my parents a house. I have done that in Ivory Coast.

Wilfried Zaha

Ivory Coast, even though I told them no at first, they still had the belief in me and still wanted me because they knew what I could do for the team.

Wilfried Zaha

The Ivory Coast had been begging for ages. The country and the fans love me already, and I haven’t even done anything. I may not get the red carpet – it may not have the same Nike deals as when you play for England – but I’m going to be playing, I’m going to be loved, and that’s all I want. Nothing else.

Wilfried Zaha

I grew up with a posh English accent, and all my aunts sounded as if they came out of a Merchant Ivory movie.

Kevin Kwan

It can be difficult for players who are perceived to have turned their backs on England, as Wilfried Zaha has found out after deciding to play for Ivory Coast.

Eniola Aluko

I love the fact that James Ivory made films about Britain, made ‘Howards End’ and ‘The Remains of the Day,’ or that Paul Thomas Anderson made ‘Phantom Thread.’ They’re about Britishness, but they’re from an American perspective. And I actually think they’re fantastic in the way that they understand Britishness.

Andrew Haigh

Back in the days, being able to join the Jean-Marc Guillou academy was one of the best things that could happen to a youngster from Ivory Coast. There were thousands of kids who wanted to join that school so it was a great feeling for me.


I was born in a tiny place in Ivory Coast, so being a protagonist in this life is a dream.


We need to take music out of the ivory tower – both for musicians and for the public. Otherwise, classical music will not survive the 21st century.

Daniel Barenboim

A group of artists in Ivory Coast recorded a song about me.


Didier Drogba has been an inspiration to all of us in the Ivory Coast national team. He is a great motivator for all of us – and some of the talks he gives are like a president trying to motivate his country. It is not just what he does on the field – but also all he does for all of our people off the field.


What brought the British to the Gambia in the first place – which was bigger than it is now – was trade in ivory because the Gambia had a lot of elephants. They wiped out all the elephants and ended up selling Africans.

Yahya Jammeh

In Ivory Coast it’s very hard to have normal shoes, so just imagine football boots – they were considered a true luxury.


What is Ivory?

Ivory is a hard, white material, which mainly comprises dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks, from the tusks and teeth of animals. Whatever the species of origin, the chemical structure of the mammalian teeth and tusks is equal.