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Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The best writing is not about the writer, The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it's about us, it's about the reader. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: TWars are not fought on battlegrounds but in TWars are not fought on battlegrounds but in a space smaller than the head of a needle. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Fire is one of my temperaments. It is Fire is one of my temperaments. It is behind all my work ... Fire is a chemical presence. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: We have fallen into this very mean description We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: We are living in enchanted time. With our We are living in enchanted time. With our spirits right. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The magician and the politician have much in The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing. Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Magic becomes art when it has nothing to Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Her eyes were narrowed as if they were Her eyes were narrowed as if they were endlessly trying to exclude most of what they saw. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The law is simple. Every experience is repeated The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The most authentic thing about us is our The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Painters ought to be mute. Speech is the Painters ought to be mute. Speech is the enemy of expression. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I love your loneliness. It is brave. It I love your loneliness. It is brave. It makes the universe want to protect you. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: We can redream this world and make the We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Some of my reactions are very Nigerian. I Some of my reactions are very Nigerian. I still believe that words are things. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: We have not yet arrived, but every point We have not yet arrived, but every point at which we stop requires a re-definition of our destination. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The greatest religions convert the world through stories. The greatest religions convert the world through stories. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The only power that black people have is The only power that black people have is their hunger. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I went to London because, for me, it I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Home can be the friend you have been Home can be the friend you have been searching for all your life or the person you met once very briefly. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: It was a night replaying its corrosive recurrence It was a night replaying its corrosive recurrence on the road of our lives, on the road which was hungry for great transformations. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: You cannot come to a Nigerian restaurant without You cannot come to a Nigerian restaurant without having pepper soup. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: An inner darkness is darker than an outer An inner darkness is darker than an outer darkness. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: He had to learn how not to let He had to learn how not to let his eyes be bewildered by manifestations, and thereby learn to treat appearances as signs and codes of the interior. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: He thought about how the camera makes one He thought about how the camera makes one fall in love with an image of oneself, and perpetuates a false reality. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: If we are true, if we can love, If we are true, if we can love, if we have vision, if we can have courage, we can, we should, we ought to, we will ... — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: When I write a poem, I go into When I write a poem, I go into a state of self-forgetfulness, and something higher takes over; I like to call it my best self. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: They made me think. Everything has to fight They made me think. Everything has to fight to live. Rats work very hard. If we are not careful they will inherit the earth. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Understanding is a pure glass of water. All Understanding is a pure glass of water. All great truths have no taste. Hints of sweetness are coloured by the need for amazement. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: That's good. Life is full of riddles that That's good. Life is full of riddles that only the dead can answer," was Dad's reply. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: inverse of the word live is evil. inverse of the word live is evil. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Maybe true travel is not the transportation of Maybe true travel is not the transportation of the body, but a change of perception, renewing the mind. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Do you know what the luckiest thing is?''No.''It Do you know what the luckiest thing is?'
'No.'
'It is to be at home everywhere. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Don't fear. You will always have something to Don't fear. You will always have something to struggle for, even if it is beauty or joy. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: If You Look Too Deeply Everything Breaks Your If You Look Too Deeply Everything Breaks Your Heart. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I study people all the time. For some I study people all the time. For some reason, we're not very good at seeing what's there or hearing what we're hearing. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: a dream can be the highest point of a dream can be the highest point of a life — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: A man's greatest battles are the ones he A man's greatest battles are the ones he fights within himself. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The only power poor people have is their The only power poor people have is their hunger. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: When chaos is the god of an era, When chaos is the god of an era, clamorous music is the deity's chief instrument. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I learned that life will go through changes I learned that life will go through changes - up and down and up again. It's what life does. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: To sustain your belief through situations that completely To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: This is what you must be like. Grow This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Politics is the art of the possible; creativity Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Don't read what everyone else is reading. Check Don't read what everyone else is reading. Check them out later, cautiously. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I became a sceptic of one way of I became a sceptic of one way of seeing the world. And I think it is what started me in my awareness that any worldview is superstitious. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: What you see is what you make. What What you see is what you make. What you see in a people is what you eventually create in them. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Who knows, maybe this whole planet is an Who knows, maybe this whole planet is an asylum, a penal realm. A place for hard cases. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: A tolerable hell is better than an impossible A tolerable hell is better than an impossible heaven. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I was going to be a scientist. I was going to be a scientist. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I am not fighting for success, just to I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Don't despair too much if you see beautiful Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: People are as healthy and confident as the People are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: To anyone who is homeless, I say, find To anyone who is homeless, I say, find a home. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I know that human beings are capable of I know that human beings are capable of anything. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: If we could be pure dancers in spirit If we could be pure dancers in spirit we would never be afraid to love, and we would love with strength and wisdom. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: When you stop inventing reality then you see When you stop inventing reality then you see things as they really are. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Maybe there are only three kinds of stories: Maybe there are only three kinds of stories: those we live, those we tell, and those that help our souls fly upwards to a greater life. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: I held you in the squareAnd felt the I held you in the square
And felt the evening
Re-order itself around
Your smile. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: If I don't say the thought right I If I don't say the thought right I might destroy it. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Without stories we would go mad. Life would Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose its moorings or lose its orientations. even in silence we are living our stories — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Don't neglect the gold in your own back Don't neglect the gold in your own back yard. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: The strange thing about Africa is how past, The strange thing about Africa is how past, present and future come together in a kind of rough jazz, if you like. — Ben Okri
Okri's Quotes By Ben Okri: Wholeness is the enemy of the artist. We Wholeness is the enemy of the artist. We ought to be broken, ruined in some way. — Ben Okri