Aminatta Forna Quotes

Top 29 wise famous quotes and sayings by Aminatta Forna

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Aminatta Forna quotes: A dread filled me, a dread unlike any I had ever felt. Not the terror of God, or his angels, but the sickly fear of man. A dread filled me, a dread unlike any I had ever felt. Not the terror of God, or his angels, but the sickly fear of man.
Aminatta Forna quotes: All liars ... lie to protect themselves, to shield their egos from the raw pain of truth. All liars ... lie to protect themselves, to shield their egos from the raw pain of truth.
Aminatta Forna quotes: What the best novels and novelists do is to offer a different way of seeing. What the best novels and novelists do is to offer a different way of seeing.
Aminatta Forna quotes: We are so used to the elephant in the room that sometimes we forget it is there We are so used to the elephant in the room that sometimes we forget it is there
Aminatta Forna quotes: War had the effect of encouraging people to try to stay alive. Poverty, too. Survival was simply too hard-won to be given up lightly. War had the effect of encouraging people to try to stay alive. Poverty, too. Survival was simply too hard-won to be given up lightly.
Aminatta Forna quotes: Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative. Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I learned about women -- how we are made into the women we've become, how we shape ourselves, how we shape each other. I learned about women -- how we are made into the women we've become, how we shape ourselves, how we shape each other.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I'm a doctor's daughter. I'm not squeamish at all. I'm a doctor's daughter. I'm not squeamish at all.
Aminatta Forna quotes: My family's a ruling family. My family's a ruling family.
Aminatta Forna quotes: A life, a history, whole patterns of existence altered, simply by doing nothing. The silent lie. The act of omission. A life, a history, whole patterns of existence altered, simply by doing nothing. The silent lie. The act of omission.
Aminatta Forna quotes: If you want to know a country, read its writers. If you want to know a country, read its writers.
Aminatta Forna quotes: A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas. A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas.
Aminatta Forna quotes: My childhood ended in this horrible way. I lived in a country where I didn't trust anybody. My childhood ended in this horrible way. I lived in a country where I didn't trust anybody.
Aminatta Forna quotes: But what is a legend if not a story so great it has survived the retelling of countless generations? But what is a legend if not a story so great it has survived the retelling of countless generations?
Aminatta Forna quotes: Whenever he was asked what somebody had died of he'd reply (with immense gravity), Lack of breath. Whenever he was asked what somebody had died of he'd reply (with immense gravity), Lack of breath.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I was brought up in a household where you stood up to be counted. I was brought up in a household where you stood up to be counted.
Aminatta Forna quotes: People said it was a song about drugs, but John Lennon said the name came from a picture his son painted of a girl at school. People said it was a song about drugs, but John Lennon said the name came from a picture his son painted of a girl at school.
Aminatta Forna quotes: There's something uncomfortable about looking at pictures of your parents at a time when they made each other happy. There's something uncomfortable about looking at pictures of your parents at a time when they made each other happy.
Aminatta Forna quotes: Adrian hears the echo of his own thoughts of earlier in the day, only differently stated. The silent lie. Adrian hears the echo of his own thoughts of earlier in the day, only differently stated. The silent lie.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I was always at heart a novelist and wanted to tell a bigger story, so I wanted to create people who told other kinds of truths than literal truths. I was always at heart a novelist and wanted to tell a bigger story, so I wanted to create people who told other kinds of truths than literal truths.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I'm at my desk for about 9:30 A.M., and I stay there all day. Then there's a lot of checking Facebook and eBay and that sort of thing. I'm at my desk for about 9:30 A.M., and I stay there all day. Then there's a lot of checking Facebook and eBay and that sort of thing.
Aminatta Forna quotes: I temporarily became a surgeon for 'Memory of Love'. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it. I temporarily became a surgeon for 'Memory of Love'. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it.