Quotable Quotes of Achebe

Chinua Achebe

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

“I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to teach me how to write. … I prefer to stumble on it.”

“If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.”

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

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“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

“I identify with all my characters, good and bad. I have to do that in order to make them genuine.”

‘‘Nigeria had people of great quality, and what befell us — the corruption, the political ineptitude, the war — was a great disappointment and truly devastating to those of us who witnessed it.”

‘‘Like the head of John the Baptist, this gift to Nigeria proved most unlucky.”