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What separates an ordinary woman from an extraordinary one? The belief that she is ordinary. — Jody Williams

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We really are at the crossroads and [disarmament] will happen if people of goodwill all over the world raise their voices and take action to let the governments of the world know that's what they want. — Jody Williams

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For me, the difference between an 'ordinary' and an 'extraordinary' person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all. — Jody Williams

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When I was a kid I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I did know what I didn't want to do. I didn't want to grow up, have 2.2 kids, get married, the whole white picket fence thing. — Jody Williams

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It's sort of easy to make a challenge. It's very hard to put the full fate of your government behind the challenge and make it happen. That's real leadership. — Jody Williams

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Landmines distinguish themselves because once they have been sown, once the soldier walks away from the weapon, the landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian - a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal. — Jody Williams

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Emotion without action is irrelevant. — Jody Williams

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Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasn't until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon. — Jody Williams

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If you really want to make a change, just get up off your ass and do it. — Jody Williams

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I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action. — Jody Williams

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Since World War II, most of the conflicts in the world have been internal conflicts. The weapon of choice in those wars has all too often been landmines - to such a degree that what we find today are tens of millions of landmines contaminating approximately 70 countries around the world. — Jody Williams

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I believe in both my right and my responsibility to work to create a world that doesn't glorify violence and war but where we seek different solutions to our common problems. — Jody Williams

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What I consider to be peace [is] a sustainable peace in which the majority of people on this planet have access to enough resources to live dignified lives. — Jody Williams

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The landmine is eternally prepared to take victims. In common parlance, it is the perfect soldier, the 'eternal sentry.' The war ends, the landmine goes on killing. — Jody Williams

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Guns go home with the soldiers, but landmines are designed to kill - mindlessly, out of control, for years. — Jody Williams

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By the late 1980s, there was the beginning of awareness about a significant global landmine problem, and small steps were being taken to try to deal with the problem. — Jody Williams

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I think there's a mythology that if you want to change the world, you have to be sainted, like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ordinary people with lives that go up and down and around in circles can still contribute to change. — Jody Williams

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Together we have given the world the possibility of one day living on a truly mine-free planet. — Jody Williams

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Go beyond tolerance to acceptance. — Jody Williams

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Worrying about a problem is not a strategy for change. — Jody Williams

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This victory is in large part due to the Internet ... For the first time, a coalition of NGOs has had an influence on the security of the entire world without being a superpower. — Jody Williams

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Landmines are different from other conventional weapons. When a war is over, the landmines stay in the ground and continue to kill - for decades. — Jody Williams

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The landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian - a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal ... once peace is declared the landmine does not recognize that peace. The landmine is eternally prepared to take victims. — Jody Williams