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Norman Morrison (December 29, 1933 – November 2, 1965) was a Baltimore Quaker best known for his act of self-immolation at age 31 to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
Quotes by Morrison
- “Dearest Anne, Please don’t condemn me … For weeks, even months, I have been praying only that I be shown what I must do. This morning with no warning, I was shown … Know that I love thee but must act for the children in the Priest’s village.” — from letter to his wife Anne explaining why he committed self-immolation.
- Source: Patler, Nicholas (2015). "Norman's Triumph: The Transcendent Language of Self-Immolation". Quaker History 104 (2): 18–39. ISSN 0033-5053.
Quotes about Morrison
- We express our admiration and gratitude towards the sublime self-immolation of Norman Morrison, his family for the cause of justice of our two nations and for peace of progressive mankind." —Nguyen Huu Tho
- Source: Steinbach, Alice (30 July 1995). "THE SACRIFICE of NORMAN MORRISON Thirty years ago a Baltimore Quaker set himself on fire to protest the war in Vietnam. Did it make a difference?". The Baltimore Sun.
- "Norman Morrison is a true hero in the highest sense. He did not give his life in killing others to 'keep his country free,' he took his own life to keep his country from taking away the freedom of others." – Irma W. Simon
- Source: Jones, Mark (25 October 2018). The Fire of Norman Morrison.