Arrow of God
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"Arrow of God" Quotes

By Chinua Achebe

fiction | 244 pages | Published in 1986

ISBN_10: 0435905309
ISBN_13: 9780435905309

Quotes

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.

Chinua Achebe

Nonsense and power are the necessary ingredients for a successful war, Lord, and as the one did not need it for any other purpose, he used it for that.

Chinua Achebe

A man who pays respect to the great paves his own way for greatness.

Chinua Achebe

The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.

Chinua Achebe

The world is full of people who could have retired rich and happy half a century ago but are still chasing dollars.

Chinua Achebe

Children do not despise the clay before knowing how it was made, so why should anyone despise another?

Chinua Achebe

A man may deceive himself at any time, but he was the only beast that could not smile.

Chinua Achebe

To be a woman in our homeland is to forget your history, to give up everything, to bury yourself in a man.

Chinua Achebe

As the fish cannot live without the sea, so the sea cannot exist without the fish.

Chinua Achebe

A bastard has no right to refer to others as illegitimate sons of a dog.

Chinua Achebe