” When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool. “


” Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again. “


” They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit. “


” The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement, it is this. “


” 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. “


” Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it’s far removed from your situation. “


” I tell my students, it’s not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What’s more difficult is to identify with someone you don’t see, who’s very far away, who’s a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders. “


” When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day. “


” 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. “



All 9 Chinua Achebe Quotes about You in picture


When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.


They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit.
The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it
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.
Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it
I tell my students, it
When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don
People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that
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