A favorite quote? Yes: It takes a village!
It takes a village is an idiom that means many people must cooperate to achieve a goal.
Usually, quoting the idiom it takes a village is used to indicate that one is acknowledging other peoples’ roles in the success of a project. The expression it takes a village is an abbreviated form of a proverb:It takes a village to raise a child. This expression is generally considered an African proverb common to many African cultures. For instance, the Nigerian Igbo proverb is “Oran a azu nwa,” which means “It takes a community to raise a child.” In Tanzania, the Bahaya say, “Omwana taba womoi,” which means “A child belongs not to one parent or home.” Many other African cultures have similar proverbs.
The expression it takes a village was popularized in Western culture in the 1990s, when Hillary Clinton published her book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
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