Idi Amin quotes

Born
c. 1923–1928 Koboko, Uganda Protectorate.

Died
16 August 2003.

Occupation
Statesman.

Idi Amin was a Ugandan politician and military officer. He was the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin was born either in Koboko or Kampala to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. In 1946 he joined the King’s African Rifles (KAR) of the British Colonial Army.

You cannot run faster than a bullet.
– Idi Amin
Politics is like boxing – you try to knock out your opponents.
– Idi Amin
I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, very poor family. And I enlisted to escape hunger. But my officers were Scottish and they loved me. The Scots are good, you know.
– Idi Amin
If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.
– Idi Amin
I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world.
– Idi Amin
I am the hero of Africa.
– Idi Amin
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
– Idi Amin
It’s not for me. I tried human flesh and it’s too salty for my taste.
– Idi Amin
Germany is the place where when Hitler was the prime minister and supreme commander, he burned over six million Jews. This is because Hitler and all German people knew that Israelis are not people who are working in the interest of the world and that is why they burned the Israelis alive with gas in the soil of Germany.
– Idi Amin
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
– Idi Amin
I have to keep law and order and it means that I have to kill my enemies before they kill me.
– Idi Amin
In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
– Idi Amin
I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me.
– Idi Amin
There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.
– Idi Amin
Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
– Idi Amin
I love the Americans. They are my best friends.
– Idi Amin
Your experience will be a lesson to all of us men to be careful not to marry ladies in very high positions.
– Idi Amin
I’m a good Muslim and I’m only interested in Islam.
– Idi Amin
The problem with me is that I am fifty or one hundred years ahead of my time. My speed is very fast. Some ministers have had to drop out of my government because they could not keep up.
– Idi Amin