"I don't care about age very much."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Chinua Achebe on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Chinua Achebe on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Chinua Achebe on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Chinua Achebe on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Chinua Achebe on Robert Frost
"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
"The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience."
"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."
"In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn't perhaps completely whole, that something was left out."
"The problem with leaderless uprisings taking over is that you don't always know what you get at the other end. If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse!"