"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!"
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Chinua Achebe on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Chinua Achebe on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Chinua Achebe on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Chinua Achebe on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Chinua Achebe on Thomas Paine
"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."
"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."