Chinua Achebe Quotes

The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair... view

By: Chinua Achebe

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... view

By: Chinua Achebe

When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths.. view

By: Chinua Achebe

A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself... view

By: Chinua Achebe

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... view

By: Chinua Achebe

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.. view

By: Chinua Achebe

The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience... view

By: Chinua Achebe

People create stories create people.. view

By: Chinua Achebe

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be... view

By: Chinua Achebe

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... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world... view

By: Chinua Achebe