Thailand Quotes

Thailand Quotes by Hong Chau, Charles Murray, Arthur Frommer, Tony Hadley, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Melissa Leong and many others.

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My parents are Vietnamese refugees; they left Vietnam after the war. They were part of the boat people, and they ended up in a refugee camp in Thailand after being on the water for three days, and I was born at that refugee camp in Thailand.
Hong Chau
My professional background consisted of evaluating specific programs the government was sponsoring in education or social services or, when I was in Thailand, rural development.
Charles Murray
My favorite place that I’ve been to that most people haven’t been to is the Golden Triangle in the northeast of Thailand, which is inhabited by people as if in the Stone Age, without any form of power, without running water, simply living in huts on stilts.
Arthur Frommer
I started my first day in Thailand as I intended to go on, with a massage. I had heard that Thai massage was the best you can have, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Tony Hadley
There were stories coming out of Thailand that slave labor was being used to catch and process the seafood we eat. They were nearly all from Miramar. Because of reports of widespread labor abuses, several countries are now considering a ban on imports of Thai seafood.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
Laos is considered by many as the dark horse of Southeast Asian cuisine, a culmination of the rich food heritage of neighbouring countries China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Melissa Leong
Thailand was never a European colony, so even though the city is very Western on the surface, deep down it’s very Asian. It’s quite enigmatic, and I like that. I can’t get to the bottom of Bangkok, and I never will.
Lawrence Osborne
OH MY GOD! In Thailand, they’ve got the spiciest food I’ve ever had in my life!
Nick Carter
I like shooting movies in Thailand very much because the government is so cooperative there. The police help you to close the roads for shooting.
Alan Mak
I’ve always had an interest in Muay Thai fighting. I love the discipline and toughness of it, so I traveled to Thailand to study ways to incorporate it into my style.
I was on the Mekong River between the border of Thailand and Laos. I was there to find the elusive Mekong giant catfish but the border police were suspicious. Along with my film, they confiscated my passport and started making accusations about my political allegiances.
Jeremy Wade
I took my son to Thailand and really immersed myself in the stuff I wanted to learn and I wanted to improve on, and when I got a taste of that motivation and that inspiration as far as what I wanted to see my body do, I immediately was excited about it.
Cat Zingano
I went to Thailand and built a village for 27 rescued children and this is where my passion to help prevent modern day slavery came from.
David Batstone
I’d say the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done is probably bungee jumping in Thailand.
Simon Cowell
The notion that before you even set out to go to Thailand, you say, ‘I’m not interested,’ or you’re unwilling to try things that people take so personally and are so proud of and so generous with, I don’t understand that, and I think it’s rude. You’re at Grandma’s house, you eat what Grandma serves you.
Anthony Bourdain
I had the opportunity to go cast for a Hollywood film that was filming in Thailand called ‘Mortal Kombat 2.’ Out of 100 people, I was cast to be the stunt double for Robin Shou.
Tony Jaa
I’ve been to Indonesia, but I’ve never been to Thailand. I hear the people are lovely, the food is delicious, and that the heat and humidity are lethal.
Ed Helms
Anytime you spar at a new dojo, whether it’s in Japan, Brazil, or Thailand, the fighters come after the new guy. It’s a way to test yourself against the best and to sharpen your technical skills and push yourself to be the best you can be.
Luke Rockhold
It’s interesting because the Thai king says there’s no prostitution in Thailand, it doesn’t exist, so the prostitutes don’t pay taxes. They can work other jobs if they want and put away money, maybe leave when they’re 40.
Michael Glawogger
Yeah, I spent a year in Thailand back in 2015-2016, and I wrote, like, 40 songs.
Dennis Lloyd
I ate bugs while I was in Thailand.
Eva Gutowski
Where countries have been able to carry through on their reform commitments – as in Korea, Thailand and the Philippines – results are starting to come in the form of lower interest rates, new investment and increased growth.
Lawrence Summers
Pheu Thai has to find prominent party leaders that can solve the problems of the country now. If we can find those types of people, then we can win. There are many good people in Thailand but we have to recruit them.
Thaksin Shinawatra
The attractions of Thailand for me are the shops and the colorful street markets. There are loads of bargains and it’s a dream destination for shopaholics like myself.
Gok Wan
It could be argued that, in Thailand, many foreigners have come and gone, and the number of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled abroad in a great number.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I travel to Cambodia, Thailand, Bali, and Nairobi for my charities: Somaly Mam and Friends to Mankind.
Serinda Swan
Thailand was built on compassion.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Every summer my father gave us this incredible vacation, in the Philippines, Thailand, Europe – wherever.
Marie-Chantal Claire
You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you’re ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you’re working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there’s just nothing there.
Ed Helms
I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand, or a new sauce from New Orleans not approved by the FDA.
Blake Lively
This year, I had some downtime before my Australia tour and spent a week or so in Phuket, Thailand. As a confessed workaholic, sometimes it’s good to unplug and detach and honestly, the scenery, the weather and the people truly made this an incredible place for me to recharge.
Erick Morillo
I took a trip to Thailand. I visited a bunch of different gyms that are places where I always wanted to train, and get technique and education from people who I really look up to.
Cat Zingano
Nearly everywhere Buddhism went, there had been a higher level of literacy, even in miserable Burma, not to mention Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Amartya Sen
Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand.
Robin Leach
The reality is if something were to happen that cost China jobs – like, if they upwardly revalued the currency a lot – those jobs aren’t going to come back to the U.S. They would go to Vietnam; they would go to Thailand. They would go to whatever country was the lowest cost.
Wilbur Ross
Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brezil, Peru– Oh, wait, no, I’m banned from Peru. I’d forgotten about that. It’s a long story, but amusing if you want to hear it.
Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
Alexander Cockburn
The really nice thing about the town of Hua Hin – and Thailand generally – is that it’s so safe. You can walk around the night market, for example, with complete confidence.
Prue Leith
I think I’ll got to Thailand for a year and become a Thai boxer. I’m gonna train for a year.
Matt Helders
A man in Thailand was arrested with more than 10,000 pairs of stolen underwear. Legal experts are expecting a brief trial.
Jimmy Fallon
The runs started in Thailand after the IMF intervened in such a dramatic way. Then the IMF came to Indonesia.
Jeffrey Sachs
Thailand has good medical care and even though I haven’t tried it, Singapore is said to have high quality care also.
Doug Rice
I watched ‘Drag Race Thailand’ without any subtitles or voiceovers or anything; I don’t speak Thai but I do speak drag, so I felt like I understood exactly what was going on, even though I couldn’t speak Thai. I didn’t understand anything they were saying but I knew exactly what was happening.
Jinkx Monsoon
I’ve always wanted to go to Phuket in Thailand.
Jillian Hervey
The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I want Thailand to be a peaceful country.
Thaksin Shinawatra
There is so much more vegetable use in Thailand, India and China than meat. Yes, when you go to the markets or buy street food, you see shrimp or chicken – but mostly vegetables.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
I’d love to visit Thailand just for the street food and the energy of a city like Bangkok.
Bobby Flay
From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets.
Daniel Boulud
As soon as she’d met him at the arrivals gate on his return from Thailand, lithe and brown and shaven-headed, she knew that there was no chance of a relationship between them. Too much had happened to him, too little had happened to her.
David Nicholls
No Visit to Thailand is complete without a visit to an elephant sanctuary. We were happy to see well-treated elephants at Nosey Parkers in Ao Nang.
Tony Hadley
I backpacked around Thailand when I was a university student and have wanted to return ever since.
Fiona Bruce
Thailand’s seafood industry is the third largest in the world. And much of it is ending up on our dinner tables.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
Detention cells in Hong Kong are not pleasant. In Thailand they are even worse. In Hong Kong you are at least allowed to see your lawyers.
Joshua Wong
Have your dream…What you need now more than anything is discipline. Cast off mere words. Words turn into stone. (from Thailand)
Haruki Murakami
The food and the people in Thailand never let you down and Bangkok is an astonishing place – the culture’s lovely and gentle.
Dave Myers
Because of all the cosmetic services like skin whitening and hair bleaching, there is a lot that people can do to change their appearance without having actual surgery. It’s quite common in Thailand and Korea and Japan.
Jess Row
But, you know, I just did a big trip in the spring to Vietnam and Cambodia and Thailand, and that’s when I bought a Kindle. I have like 15 books on this one little gizmo. But when I came home, the first night I picked up the book that was on my nightstand and I went right back to that.
Lisa See
Everyone’s so nice in Thailand, and it’s a beautiful place – the temples, the culture. But everyone’s so nice that it’s almost inefficient.
Scot Armstrong
I get recognised everywhere in Thailand.
Robson Green
I would really love to go to Thailand as so many people have told me how wonderful it is.
Pixie Lott
When I was in Thailand, I went into the up-country because Marco Polo didn’t get down into the flesh pots of Bangkok because they didn’t exist in those days.
Gary Jennings
I particularly love the silk in Jakarta, the shoes in Tokyo and the amazing cloth from Thailand and Malaysia.
Leo Sayer
If it’s a competition for which country has the best street food culture, you could do worse than back Thailand.
Melissa Leong
I had a brilliant trip to Mexico with my friend Ellie during my gap year. We thought we were being really cool and going off the beaten track while all our friends went to Thailand and Australia. The first beachside bar we walked into – there were two girls from my sixth form in there.
Emily Berrington
Anywhere warm would be ideal for me to shoot ‘Imposters!’ Thailand would be fantastic.
Inbar Lavi
Thailand was the transforming experience in my life. Thailand is where I grew up.
Charles Murray
In the longer term, I hope that as Vietnam evolves into a more prosperous society with active ties to the international marketplace, it will lose its inherent suspicion of the outside world and begin to develop along the lines of what has recently been happening in Thailand and Malaysia.
William J. Duiker
Countries that managed to rebuild commanding state structures after popular nationalist revolutions – such as China, Vietnam, and Iran – look stable and cohesive when compared with a traditional monarchy such as Thailand or wholly artificial nation-states like Iraq and Syria.
Pankaj Mishra
President Bush went out touting his economic record in Ohio last week. Now this is a state that lost 225,000 jobs since Bush took office. You know, if Bush wants to tout his record, he should do it somewhere where the Bush economy has actually created jobs, like India, or Thailand, or China.
Jay Leno
After Cannes every year, I end up going to some foreign country I’ve never been to before and introducing myself to a new religion – I’ll go to Bali and research Hinduism, or I’ll go to Thailand and get another tattoo from Thai tattoo artist Ajarn Noo Kanpai.
Michelle Rodriguez
Coorg will be the new Switzerland, Goa will be the new Thailand. If we predict these trends correctly, while market size may shrink, we will have a good opportunity to use our model.
Ritesh Agarwal
I packed my bags and I moved to Bangkok, Thailand. I spent a year there like completely isolated, no Wi-Fi.
Dennis Lloyd
I don’t have to come back politically, but I would like to do something that will help the people of Thailand. There must be a process under which I can come back. I want to come back to clear the chaos in Thailand, the civil war in Thailand.
Thaksin Shinawatra
The first thing I do whenever I go to Thailand is seek out the closest restaurant or stall selling mango-and-sticky rice: it’s a little hillock of glutinous rice drenched in lashings of coconut milk and served with fresh mango.
Hanya Yanagihara
I’ve enjoyed so many fantastic holidays over the years, but some of my best have been in Thailand.
Gok Wan
If a studio is going to offer me the opportunity to invite my mother and grandmother and all my friends to visit me free of charge in Thailand, I’m going to take that opportunity.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Starting in my late 20s, I would go on one fishing trip a year to an exotic location. I went to India and caught what was essentially a giant carp. I went to Thailand and got myself arrested as a suspected spy. I went to the Congo and got malaria. But even the bad stuff is material.
Jeremy Wade
Hua Hin is Thailand’s royal beach resort and home to the king’s summer palace. The local food is fantastic, the weather is beautiful, everything’s cheap and the Thai people are so friendly and warm.
Prue Leith
I’ve been to Asia, but I’d love to go to Thailand. I’d love to go to some rural areas in China.
Masiela Lusha
Shooting the music video for ‘Party’ on Thailand’s Ko Samui Island was such a blast.
Tiffany Hwang
If Thai citizens still hold this harmony in their hearts, there is hope that in whatever the situation, Thailand will surely get through it safely and with stability.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I don’t think that a mutual fund that invests exclusively in biotech start-ups or invests exclusively in companies in Thailand offers any great safety or diversification.
Ron Chernow
I love the food in Thailand because of the exotic spices they use. Their style of cooking is unique to their culture and always amazing.
Venus Williams
Street stalls, be they in Korea, Thailand or anywhere else in Asia, in a covered market or simply on a street corner with a few brightly coloured plastic stools and tables, are my favourite places in the world to eat.
John Torode