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Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: the clock is ticking the clock is ticking Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: ...Nothing puzzles God ...Nothing puzzles God Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: When the moon is shining the cripple becomes When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: [Would] a sensible man spit out the juicy [Would] a sensible man spit out the juicy morsel that good fortune put in his mouth? — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Procrastination is a lazy man's apology. Procrastination is a lazy man's apology. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Americans, it seems to me, tend to protect Americans, it seems to me, tend to protect their children from the harshness of life, in their interest. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Until the lions have their own historians, the Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: An old woman is always uneasy when dry An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: When old people speak it is not because When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Age was respected among his people, but achievement Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A debt may get mouldy, but it never A debt may get mouldy, but it never decays. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: If one finger brings oil it soils the If one finger brings oil it soils the others. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: When a new saying gets to the land When a new saying gets to the land of empty men, they lose their heads over it. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Every lizard lies on its belly, so we Every lizard lies on its belly, so we cannot tell which has a belly-ache — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A toad does not run in the daytime A toad does not run in the daytime for nothing — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Do not be in a hurry to rush Do not be in a hurry to rush into the pleasures of the world like the young antelope who danced herself lame when the main dance was yet to come. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Looking at a king's mouth, ' said an Looking at a king's mouth, ' said an old man, 'one would think he never sucked at his mother's breast. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Nobody can teach me who I am. You Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Each of my books is different. Deliberately ... Each of my books is different. Deliberately ... I wanted to create my society, my people, in their fullness. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A snake was never called by its name A snake was never called by its name at night, because it would hear. It was called a string. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Whatever music you beat on your drum there Whatever music you beat on your drum there is somebody who can dance to it. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Stories are not always innocent; ... they can Stories are not always innocent; ... they can be used to put you in the wrong crowd, in the party of the man who has come to dispossess you. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: My weapon is literature My weapon is literature
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Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Among the Ibo the art of conversation is Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. Okoye — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Literature, whether handed down by word or mouth Literature, whether handed down by word or mouth or in print, gives us a second handle on reality. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Become familiar with your home, but know also Become familiar with your home, but know also about your neighbors. The young man who never went anywhere thinks his mother is the greatest cook. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: People from different parts of the world can People from different parts of the world can respond to the same story if it says something to them about their own history and their own experience. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: I don't care about age very much. I don't care about age very much. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: It is difficult to express the reality of It is difficult to express the reality of Ibo society in classical English. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: My son even if you want to fall, My son even if you want to fall, at least fall where your bones can be gathered — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: No man however great is greater than his No man however great is greater than his people — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My work has examined that part of our story extensively. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A kinsman in trouble had to be saved, A kinsman in trouble had to be saved, not blamed; anger against a brother was felt in the flesh, not in the bone. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A disease that has never been seen before A disease that has never been seen before cannot be cured with every-day herbs. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Writers don't give prescriptions. They give headaches! Writers don't give prescriptions. They give headaches! — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Nigera is what it is because its leaders Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: That we are surrounded by deep mysteries is That we are surrounded by deep mysteries is known to all but the incurably ignorant. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Africa is to Europe as the picture is Africa is to Europe as the picture is to Dorian Gray-a carrier onto whom the master unloads his physical & moral deformities — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: When we hear a house has fallen do When we hear a house has fallen do we ask if the ceiling fell with it? — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: One of the truest tests of integrity is One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Art is man's constant effort to create for Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: You do not know me,' said Tortoise. 'I You do not know me,' said Tortoise. 'I am a changed man. I have learned that a man who makes trouble for others makes trouble for himself. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: No matter how prosperous a man was, if No matter how prosperous a man was, if he was unable to rule his women and his children (and especially his women) he was not really a man. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By S.A. David: SOYINKA WON THE NOBEL PRIZEACHEBE, LITERARY COMMANDERP.D. JAMES, SOYINKA WON THE NOBEL PRIZE
ACHEBE, LITERARY COMMANDER
P.D. JAMES, WE LOVE HER
AGATHA CHRISTIE, QUEEN OF CRIME — S.A. David
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A man who makes trouble for others is A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: There is no story that is not true, There is no story that is not true, [ ... ] The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: The damage done in one year can sometimes The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Wisdom is like a goatskin bag; every man Wisdom is like a goatskin bag; every man carries his own. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: There is nothing to fear from someone who There is nothing to fear from someone who shouts. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: The man that brings ant-infested faggots into his The man that brings ant-infested faggots into his hut should not grumble when lizards begin to pay him a visit. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A child cannot pay for its mother's milk. A child cannot pay for its mother's milk. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: When a tradition gathers enough strength to go When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: Ghana and Nigeria resented each other and competed Ghana and Nigeria resented each other and competed for supremacy in every sphere - politics, academia, sports, you name it. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: An artist, in my understanding of the word, An artist, in my understanding of the word, should side with the people against the Emperor that oppresses his or her people. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: The Igbo culture says no condition is permanent. The Igbo culture says no condition is permanent. There is constant change in the world. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A man's life from birth to death was A man's life from birth to death was a series of transition rites which brought him nearer and nearer to his ancestors. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: People say that if you find water rising People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: The emperor would prefer the poet to keep The emperor would prefer the poet to keep away from politics, the emperor's domain, so that he can manage things the way he likes. — Chinua Achebe
Achebe's Quotes By Chinua Achebe: A goat does not eat into a hen's A goat does not eat into a hen's stomach no matter how friendly the two may be. — Chinua Achebe