Chigozie Obioma’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Chigozie Obioma Quotes 

Chigozie Obioma, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Chigozie Obioma quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Chigozie Obioma’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Chigozie Obioma made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“That story, as all good stories, planted a seed in my soul and never left me.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

 “The prophecy, like an angered beast, had gone berserk and was destroying his mind with the ferocity of madness . . . until all that he knew, all that was him, all that had become him was left in disarray. To my brother, Ikenna, the fear of death as prophesied by Abulu had become palpable, a caged world within which he was irretrievably trapped, and beyond which nothing else existed.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

“English, although the official language of Nigeria, was a formal language with which strangers and non-relatives addressed you. It had the potency of digging craters between you and your friends or relatives if one of you switched to using it. So, our parents hardly spoke English, except in moments like this, when the words were intended to pull the ground from beneath our feet.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

 “Mother was a falconer. The one who stood on the hills and watched, trying to stave off whatever ill she perceived was coming to her children. She owned copies of our minds in the pockets of her own mind and so could easily sniff troubles early in their forming, the same way sailors discern the forming foetus of a coming storm.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

 “The things my brother read shaped him; they became his visions. He believed in them. I have now come to know that what one believes often becomes permanent, and what becomes permanent can be indestructible. This was the case with my brother.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

 “Hatred is a leech: The thing that sticks to a person’s skin; that feeds off them and drains the sap out of one’s spirit. It changes a person, and does not leave until it has sucked the last drop of peace from them.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

“I’d once been told that if a man wanted something he did not have, no matter how elusive that thing was, if his feet do not restrain him from chasing it, he would eventually grab it. This was our case.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

 “Although Christianity had almost cleanly swept through Igbo land, crumbs and pieces of the African traditional religion had eluded the broom.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

“Listen, days decay, like food, like fish,
like dead bodies. This night will decay, too and you will forget. Listen, we will forget.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

“I once heard that when fear takes possession of the heart of a person, it diminishes them”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

10 Famous Quotes by Author Chigozie Obioma

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Chigozie Obioma quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Chigozie Obioma quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Chigozie Obioma. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Chigozie Obioma quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Chigozie Obioma Quote 

“As I watched the men throw more earth into the grave, I dug into the cold soil of my own mind, and it became suddenly clear—the way things always become clearer only after they have happened—that Ikenna was a fragile delicate bird; he was a sparrow. Little things could unbridle his soul. Wistful thoughts often combed his melancholic spirit in search of craters to be filled with sorrow. As a younger boy, he often sat in the backyard, brooding and contemplative, his arms clasped over his knees. He was highly critical of things, a part of him that greatly resembled Father. He nailed small things to big crosses and would ponder for long on a wrong word he said to someone; he greatly dreaded the reprove of others. He had no place for ironies or satires; they troubled him.”
― Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen

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