Malala Yousafzai - the youngest person in the world to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize - was on The Daily Show on Tuesday night.
A year ago, she was shot in the head as she rode a schoolbus by a Taliban gunman near her home in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She almost died and it's a miracle that she survived. The Taliban has vowed to do it again and said they would be "proud" to kill her. She has not returned to her home since the shooting.
She is probably one of the most impressive children on the planet. I don't know where that courage comes from but she is a gift to the planet. Today, she won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Notable quotes from the interview:
"Education is very important and education is the power for women and that's why the terrorists are afraid of education."
"Why should I wait for someone else? Why don't I raise my voice?
She was asked about when she became aware that the Taliban was after her.
"Even after we saw, I was not that worried about myself that much, I was worried about my father. Because we thought the Taliban are not that much cruel that they would kill a child."
She thought about it"
"If he comes, what would you do Malala? I thought I might take a shoe and hit him but then I said, if you hit a Taliban with your shoe, then there is no difference between you and the Taliban. You must not treat others with cruelty and harshly. You must fight others but through peace and dialog and education."
She went on to say she would tell him about education for his children and then tell him, "Do what you want."
She has written a book, "I am Malala" and has a foundation, the Malala Fund. CNN is doing a feature on her with Christiane Amanpour's, The Bravest Girl in the World, on Sunday, October 13, 7pm ET.
This is a girl to inspire children and anyone else who cares about education.