Teju Cole Quotes

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As he drank more and more, he became inebriated, and began to fashion damaged human beings. -Teju Cole
I adore imaginary monsters, but I am terrified of real ones. -Teju Cole
It wasn't a deception: all lovers live on partial knowledge. -Teju Cole
originality is little more than the fine blending of influences. -Teju Cole
We owe ourselves our lives. -Teju Cole
The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege. -Teju Cole
I often say I've spent more time with photography than I have with literature just in terms of hours. -Teju Cole
Perhaps this is what we mean by sanity: that, whatever our self-admitted eccentricities might be, we are not villains of our own stories. -Teju Cole
I schooled in the Boston area. -Teju Cole
The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm. -Teju Cole
The energies of Lagos life- creative, malevolent, ambiguous- converge at the bus stops -Teju Cole
There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner... -Teju Cole
A mob is not, as is so often said, mindless. A mob is single-minded. -Teju Cole
Always say 'no pun intended' to draw attention to the intended pun. -Teju Cole
One of the difficulties of photography is that it is much better at being explicit than at being reticent. -Teju Cole
Never say 'I went to Harvard.' Say 'I schooled in the Boston area.' -Teju Cole
Old-school hip hop, i.e., whatever was popular when you were nineteen, is great. Everything since then is intolerable. -Teju Cole
Swear you'd rather die than use 'literally' as an intensifier. -Teju Cole
Religion is close to theatre; much of its power comes from the effects of staging and framing. -Teju Cole
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