Trevor Noah is a South African actor, writer, and an international stand-up comedian. Noah is best known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.
Trevor was born to a black Xhosa
mother and a white Swiss-German father in an apartheid system where the couple’s
union was illegal. However, his parents managed to secretly maintain their
relationship for a while.
The comedian talks a lot about his
experiences growing up in an environment that practically encouraged racial
oppression and segregation. It takes a strong psyche and a really good sense of
humor to laugh at some of your darkest moments and get millions of people to
laugh along with you. Noah masters this skill! He carefully chooses his words
so that he approaches sensitive topics in a funny, yet elegant manner.
If you’re willing to take a more intimate
look at the world that shaped Trevor Noah, you should check out his book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African
Childhood. Better yet, you can opt for the audiobook and listen to the
stories narrated by the author himself.
Here are 20 Trevor Noah quotes about resilience and determination
Don’t cry about your past. Life is full of pain. Let the pain sharpen you, but don’t hold on to it. Don’t be bitter.
Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.
If you laugh with somebody, then you share something.