"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."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Chinua Achebe on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Chinua Achebe on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Chinua Achebe on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Chinua Achebe on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Chinua Achebe on Benjamin Franklin
"I don't care about age very much."
"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."
"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!"