What does the quote ''It takes a village'' mean?
It means that a child does not just grow up within a home, where
there may be a single parent or a combination of parents, but a
child will grow up in a community, a village, and that a child will
not grow up just in a home but in a social world with input and
understanding from the village. Regardless of the child's
upbringing, the child belongs to and is shaped by the
It means that a child is influenced by her environment. If the neighborhood she lives in has a bunch of drug users, then she will be more likely to be a druggie. Parents and siblings aren't the only people in her life, so they're automatically not the only ones who have influence on her.
It's common sense, really. Unless you keep your kid in a cage, then they are going to interact with other people. They're going to be exposed to the media.
It literally takes a village to raise a child.
What episode of family guy was it when Peter said a quick quote dressed like a priest then died with epic music?
In writing, it means put quotation marks around a quote and cite the source. In speaking, the meaning is less precise, but means to recite or state the quote, hopefully as close to the original as you know it. Example: If quoting the Preamble to the US Constitution, most people remember that the first words state, "We the people...", not 'We is the people' or 'We who are the people'.
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Questions are a burden to others -- you are placing a task on other folks by asking them questions instead of figuring it out yourself. Answers a prison for oneself -- the answer commits or confines one to their word. Nonsense! The quote is taken from a propaganda poster in The Village which is the fictional prison in Patrick McGoohan's seminal TV series The Prisoner. The quote means - shut up and conform. Don't ask…
The phrase is attributed to an old African proverb. Its exact origin seems to be lost in time. In 1994 children's author Jane Cowen-Fletcher released a book, published by Scholastic Press, titled It Takes A Village in which a young African girl searches for her younger brother, only to find the rest of the village has been watching over him as well. In January 1996 publisher Simon & Schuster released hillary Rodham-Clinton's It Takes a…