Teju Cole Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

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Teju Cole quotes and sayings page 2 (writer). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 40 we have.

“Oh, I love labels, as long as they are numerous. I'm an American writer. I'm a Nigerian writer. I'm a Nigerian American writer. I'm an African writer. I'm a Yoruba writer. I'm an African American writer.”
“There are many people who know nothing of a world in which we take the reality of the 'other' seriously. I'm running on that platform: other people in other countries are really, really real, and there has to be a way of presenting their reality that is not condescending to them or about our psycho-social needs.”
Teju Cole Quotes
“A mob is not, as is so often said, mindless. A mob is single-minded.”
Teju Cole Quotes
“Swear you'd rather die than use 'literally' as an intensifier.”
Teju Cole Quotes
“Never say 'I went to Harvard.' Say 'I schooled in the Boston area.'”
Teju Cole Quotes
“Old-school hip hop, i.e., whatever was popular when you were nineteen, is great. Everything since then is intolerable.”
“I probably get a deeper satisfaction of having taken a very good photograph than of having written something very good, a very good story. Maybe it's because the element of magic is so present in a good photograph - luck and magic, but also hard work and being ready and all that.”
“Lyrical poetry is not a big part of most people's lives. Twitter now becomes an interesting way of getting cared for language into people's space. Because there is something deep inside of us that responds to cared for language, whether it's literary, poetry, or really good lyrics in a song.”
“Because I'm an art historian, I have some experience of writing that comes out of close attention. That's what really art history is. You're looking at something very closely, and you try to write in a meticulous way about it.”
“When I've had enough of words, I go out into the city for a long walk; sometimes I'll go out walking for several miles. And I'll just take photographs and hope for something striking or unusual to happen that I can organize into a picture frame.”

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