Ben Okri Quotes & Sayings

48 most famous Ben Okri quotes and sayings (poet). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

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“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
“One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.”
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“The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.”
“Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.”
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“I am one year older than Nigeria at 51. In a human life, 51 might be old. But it is very young for a nation. By that, I mean a Nigeria conscious of itself as a nation.”
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“When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you're suffering in.”
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“Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.”
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“I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors, was happy, was miserable.”
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“I believe in leavening. You can't have words sticking out too much, like promontories. They disturb the density. You have to flatten them, or raise the surrounding terrain.”
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“I learned that life will go through changes - up and down and up again. It's what life does.”

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