Ben Okri Quotes

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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
magic-becomes-art-when-it-has-nothing-to-hide
dont-despair-too-much-if-you-see-beautiful-things-destroyed-if-you-see-them-perish-because-the-best-things-are-always-growing-in-secret
the-fact-of-storytelling-hints-at-a-fundamental-human-unease-hints-at-human-imperfection-where-there-is-perfection-there-is-no-story-to-tell
the-magician-and-the-politician-have-much-in-common-they-both-have-to-draw-our-attention-away-from-what-they-are-really-doing
maybe-there-are-only-three-kinds-stories-those-we-live-those-we-tell-those-that-help-our-souls-fly-upwards-to-greater-life-ben-okri
i-lived-rough-by-my-wits-was-homeless-lived-on-streets-lived-on-friends-floors-was-happy-was-miserable-ben-okri
understanding-is-pure-glass-water-all-great-truths-have-no-taste-hints-sweetness-are-coloured-by-need-for-amazement-ben-okri
i-love-your-loneliness-it-is-brave-it-makes-universe-want-to-protect-you-ben-okri
the-law-is-simple-every-experience-is-repeated-suffered-till-you-experience-it-properly-fully-first-time-ben-okri
dont-neglect-gold-in-your-own-back-yard-ben-okri
beware-stories-you-read-tell-subtly-at-night-beneath-waters-consciousness-they-are-altering-your-world-ben-okri
i-went-to-london-because-for-me-it-was-home-literature-i-went-there-because-dickens-shakespeare-ben-okri
if-we-are-true-if-we-can-love-if-we-have-vision-if-we-can-have-courage-we-can-we-should-we-ought-to-we-will-ben-okri
one-greatest-gifts-my-father-gave-me-unintentionally-was-witnessing-courage-with-which-he-bore-adversity-ben-okri
a-man-must-be-able-to-hold-his-drink-because-drunkenness-is-sometimes-necessary-in-this-difficult-life-ben-okri
i-know-that-human-beings-are-capable-anything-ben-okri
if-we-could-be-pure-dancers-in-spirit-we-would-never-be-afraid-to-love-we-would-love-with-strength-wisdom-ben-okri
wholeness-is-enemy-artist-we-ought-to-be-broken-ruined-in-some-way-ben-okri
we-are-living-in-enchanted-time-with-our-spirits-right-ben-okri
we-can-redream-this-world-make-dream-come-real-human-beings-are-gods-hidden-from-themselves-ben-okri
who-knows-maybe-this-whole-planet-is-asylum-penal-realm-a-place-for-hard-cases-ben-okri
a-mans-greatest-battles-are-ones-he-fights-within-himself-ben-okri
i-learned-that-life-will-go-through-changes-up-down-up-again-its-what-life-does
we-have-fallen-into-this-mean-description-humanity-naturalism-in-fiction-is-too-reductive-in-its-definition-human-beings
when-i-write-poem-i-go-into-state-self-forgetfulness-something-higher-takes-over-i-like-to-call-it-my-best-self
home-can-be-friend-you-have-been-searching-for-all-your-life-person-you-met-once-briefly
i-study-people-all-time-for-some-reason-were-not-good-at-seeing-whats-there-hearing-what-were-hearing
i-was-going-to-be-scientist
the-greatest-religions-convert-world-through-stories
politics-is-art-possible-creativity-is-art-impossible