Welcome Home!!! I write, think... I blog!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wonderful Quotes by Author Chinua Achebe

1. If you don't like my story, write your own.

2. People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.

3. Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.

4. Charity.... is the opium of the privileged.

5. My weapon is literature.

6. To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.

7. If you don't like someone's story, write your own.

8. There is no story that is not true, the world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination.

9. Storytellers are a threat. They threaten all champions of control, they frighten usurpers of the right to freedom of the human spirit - instate, in church or mosque, in party congress, in the university or wherever.

10. Writers don't give prescriptions. They give headaches!

11.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.

I love all the quotes. Which number is your favorite?


  1. Wonderful quotes, but number 3 is my favourite

  2. Oh how inspirational post I found on a gloomy rainy Monday! Thank you so much for sharing. Especially love the: "If you don't like my story, write your own." People should care less what other people think...



  3. Thanks you for sharing Carina. There is always something to learn from your blog. No 3 is my fav.


  4. My favourite is 3, thanks for this..


  5. Thanks for sharing Carina, these are nice, i cant even pick a fav lol...xxx


  6. These can only come from a wise person...

  7. No 1&3 is my fave quote.. Great thoughts


  8. @Alabekee.. Thanks!
    @Suzy... Thanks for your visit
    @Leona... God bless u.
    @Mimi... Thank you
    @Temitope.. Thanks dear.
    @Ugo... I greet u!
    @Bolatito... Thank u...
    @glowy shoe... Nice of you to visit.
    @Naija mama... I hail you...

  9. just found your blog....and i love it. my favorite is 3 and 7.

  10. What A Sensible Post,good Work Miss.. Learn How To Blog Without A Pc,learn How To Earn Money Online,learn How To Use Whatsapp On Your Pc,learn How To Lock And Unlock Your Phone With Your Finger Print And More @ Hilltechunit.Blogspot.com

  11. If you are looking for a heating and air conditioning company in the Tulsa County area, Our professional technicians can help you select, install, and maintain equipment to assure efficiency, reliability, and comfort over the lifetime of your products
    motivational quotes


Your comments are highly appreciated.
If you have a fiction story, news, gist, or interesting post,
Contact me: carinakikejacob@gmail.com

Blog Archive

Series coming up on my blog later.....


Blast from the past!

A couple still trying to conceive relocated back to their old neighborhood. They reconnected with relatives, friends and ex-lovers. Soon, one of them began to die one after the other. Who is killing them? Who will die next? Will anyone survive and can anybody catch the killer?


When Christopher Falana finds out that his father he never met might not have committed suicide but was likely murdered, he would do everything to find evidence and dig out things about him from the people he trusted. Christopher never knew he was dining with the enemy.


Her large heart was shattered! The people she adored betrayed her when she lost a loved one. Everything she owned was taken from her. She would have to pick out the pieces of her broken heart, place them together and lock it with a key. She was prepared to plot for vengeance, fight back and get what rightfully belongs to her. Revenge was her only mission. Would she be able to love a man?

Ultimate Betrayal!

Samantha will have to go back and reconcile with her family to save her new boyfriend from the hands of her powerful father and ambitious brothers. She had no idea she would have to save herself first.

Text Widget

Stories on www.ckjacob.com are work of fiction. Names, characters and events described are the imagination of the writer. Resemblance to actual persons, alive or dead, is entirely coincidental.