Thursday, January 7, 2016

The First Thought-Filled Thursday of MMXVI: Quotations


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 “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.” - Things Fall Apart (1958) Chinua ACHEBE


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 “There is no story that is not true, [...] The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others.”-Things Fall Apart (1958) Chinua ACHEBE


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 “If I hold her hand she says, ‘Don’t touch!’
If I hold her foot she says ‘Don’t touch!’
But when I hold her waist-beads she pretends not to know.” 

 -Things Fall Apart (1958)  Chinua ACHEBE

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 "They offered them as much of the Evil Forest as they cared to take. And to their great amazement the missionaries thanked them and burst into song. "
 -Things Fall Apart (1958)  Chinua ACHEBE


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 “If you had been poor in your last life I would have asked you to be rich when you come again. But you were rich. If you had been a coward, I would have asked you to bring courage. But you were a fearless warrior. If you had died young, I would have asked you to get life. But you lived long. So I shall ask you to come again the way you came before.”
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart  

 


~In Reverence To One of My Favorite ThinkersAlbert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)~


Toujours Aimer,
Sandra LONDON

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