"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 only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Chinua Achebe on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Chinua Achebe on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Chinua Achebe on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Chinua Achebe on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Chinua Achebe on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"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!"