Things Fall Apart Important Quotes by Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats, Pema Chodron, Erich Maria Remarque, Marilyn Monroe and many others.
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.
We have heard stories about white men who make the powerful guns and the strong drinks and took slaves away across the seas, but no one thought the stories were true.
The falcon cannot hear the falconer
No matter how prosperous a man was, if he was unable to rule his women and his children (and especially his women) he was not really a man.
The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.
A man’s life from birth to death was a series of transition rites which brought him nearer and nearer to his ancestors.
When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality. (9)
Beware Okonkwo!” she warned. “Beware of exchanging words with Agbala. Does a man speak when a god speaks? Beware!
The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.
We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.
Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.
Let the kite perch and let the eagle perch too вЂ“ If one says no to the other, let his wing break.
All Quiet on the Western Front.
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.
Living fire begets cold, impotent ash.
Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together.
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