North Korean Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best North Korean Quotes from famous persons: Lee Hyeon-seo, Park Yeon-mi, Moon Jae-in, Kim Young-sam, Mike Simpson. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the North Korean Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

My life is not only mine. I am telling the story of all

My life is not only mine. I am telling the story of all North Korean people; it is my responsibility to tell it.
Before Kim Jong Il died, it wasn’t like one day Kim Jong Un took over. Kim Jong Il made sure his son was known to the North Korean people and it was clear that he was the next heir. He prepared him for at least three years beforehand.
The North Korean government are out to get me.
South Korea and the U.S. share common interests with regard to the North Korean nuclear issue, so I promise that South Korea will fully consult with the U.S. on the deployment of THAAD.
South Koreans often don’t think of North Korean defectors as Korean. While we have been granted citizenship, the locals don’t consider us as South Korean citizens. We are often treated differently and viewed differently, even by people who care for us the most.
I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world.
Kim Young-sam
Here in South Korea, I’m continuing to learn English in order to boost my prospects. When North Korean defectors try to get a job to stabilize their lives, their lack of English is a handicap. It was the same story while I was living in China. It took an enormous amount of time and enthusiasm to learn Chinese.
Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the SixParty talks.
Most North Korean people have never seen a map of the world. They don’t even know that the Internet exists. They don’t even have electricity.
The anti-Japanese resistance was as familiar a theme in North Korean cinema as cowboys and Indians was in early Hollywood.
I myself hate the communist North Korean system. That doesn’t mean I should let the people in the North suffer under an oppressive regime.
For a North Korean watcher, seeing ‘The Interview‘ is like seeing an earnest endeavor reflected back through a freak-show mirror.
It is not unimaginable to have military options to respond to North Korean nuclear capability. What’s unimaginable to me is allowing a capability that would allow a nuclear weapon to land in Denver, Colorado. That’s unimaginable to me. So my job will be to develop military options to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Even North Korean people who are not necessarily happy with economic policies are still loyal to the state itself. It’s a military-first state, so whether it does very well on the economic front or not, is not central to public support for it.
Brian Reynolds Myers
I don’t think the current regime of South Korea will deal actively with the issue of North Korean defectors.
Kim Young-sam
Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK; suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government.
My father came by himself across the North Korean border when he was seventeen. And hasn’t seen his brothers or sisters or parents since then. And he died some time ago, but never saw any of his relatives. My mother was a refugee in war-torn Korea.
I think it’s possible that China is ready for a serious change regarding its North Korean defector policy. Chinese people are starting to realize that so many defectors have been suffering in China, and it doesn’t have to be this way.
Even after arriving in South Korea, it’s dangerous. As a North Korean defector, I need to be careful from the spies to protect my relatives inside North Korea.
Beijing cannot sit by and let her North Korean ally be bombed, nor can it allow U.S. and South Korean forces to defeat the North, bring down the regime, and unite the peninsula, with U.S. and South Korean soldiers sitting on the Yalu, as they did in 1950 before Mao ordered his Chinese army into Korea.
In China, it was hard living as a young girl without my family. I had no idea what life was going to be like as a North Korean refugee. But I soon learned it’s not only extremely difficult, it’s also very dangerous, since North Korean refugees are considered in China as illegal migrants.
We must embrace the North Korean people as part of the Korean nation, and to do that, whether we like it or not, we must recognize Kim Jong-un as their ruler and as our dialogue partner.
I don’t think the North Korean leadership is interested in a genuine deal to end their WMD programs or their stranglehold on the North Korean people.
I am one of the lucky North Koreans who made it out of China. North Korean defectors in the country are terrified of trying to leave because they are often caught at the borders as they attempt to cross into Mongolia or Laos.
South Korea was able to build its national security thanks to the U.S., and the two nations will work together on the North Korean nuclear issue. However, I believe we need to be able to take the lead on matters in the Korean Peninsula as the country directly involved.
So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
Kim Dae Jung
It’s not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.
We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people.
While our nation’s attention is rightly focused on the Middle East, the North Korean threat has grown exponentially, while there seems to be a falling asleep, so to speak, at the switch when it comes to North Korea.
If the North Korean Communists provoke another war, we must immediately deter it and give them a decisive counterattack at the initial place of aggression.
Park Chung-hee
One of the things we need to do with North Korea, which is a rogue nation, is to get the international community in support of further sanctions, of keeping pressure on the North Korean regime.
The North Korean regime really can control people. I think they are the best dictator in the whole planet.
I have visited slums in Mumbai, I have visited slums in other countries, but nothing is like North Korea because North Korean starvation, it’s a systematic starvation by a country that chose to starve us.
After years of failure, I do think that President Trump has shown a lot of wisdom in reaching out his hand to the North Korean leader and to suggest to them that there might be a different future for the North Korean people.
North Korean defectors who speak out against the regime always feel nervous. We never know what the North Korean government is planning. It’s really difficult for us to show our faces and speak out, but we feel obligated to do something to inform people about the ongoing tragedy inside North Korea.
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don’t want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.
Kim Dae Jung
They are always open to come to South Korea and play, because we never reject North Korean athletes.
I do think sometimes, I wonder is it true that every life is equal in this world? Do we care about North Korean lives?
I believe that dialogue is necessary. We were unable to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through only the sanctions and pressure.