Pakistanis can't trust. They've seen in history that people, particularly politicians, are corrupt. And they're misguided by people in the name of Islam. They're told: 'Malala is not a Muslim, she's not in purdah, she's working for America.'
In many countries, they do not even keep track of how girls are doing in school, or if they are there at all. If we say, 'Girls count,' then we must count girls, so we can see if we are really making progress in educating every girl.
I enjoy science, and I'm a very curious person. I always want to know the reason behind everything, big or small.
I discovered Deborah Ellis's books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.
I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother, and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.
Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country.
The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.
In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond.
I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don't drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.
I distracted myself from the fear and terrorism by thinking about things like how the universe began and whether time travel is possible.
I might be afraid of ghosts and like dragons and those things, but I'm not afraid of the Taliban.
I don't know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it's the right of every human being.
Education is neither eastern nor western.
For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me.
I will only miss school for an engagement if it is going to bring real change.
In Kenya, I met wonderful girls; girls who wanted to help their communities. I was with them in their school, listening to their dreams. They still have hope. They want to be doctor and teachers and engineers.
I want education for the sons and the daughters of all the extremists, especially the Taliban.
I like writers who can show me worlds I know nothing about, but my favorites are those who create characters or worlds which feel realistic and familiar to me, or who can make me feel inspired.