TOP 20 Ben Okri Quotes

TOP 20 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.”
— Ben Okri (00:00)

“Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.”
— Ben Okri (00:07)

“Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.”
— Ben Okri (00:14)

“Destiny plans a different route and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.”
— Ben Okri (00:21)

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”
— Ben Okri (00:28)

“When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.”
— Ben Okri (00:35)

“The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.”
— Ben Okri (00:42)

“Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose its moorings or lose its orientations. even in silence we are living our stories.”
— Ben Okri (00:49)

“We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves.”
— Ben Okri (00:56)

“The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it’s about us, it’s about the reader.”
— Ben Okri (01:03)

“I’m fascinated by the mysterious element that runs through our lives. Everyone is looking out of the world through their emotion and history. Nobody has an absolute reality.”
— Ben Okri (01:10)

“This earth that we live on is full of stories in the same way that, for a fish, the ocean is full of ocean. Some people say when we are born we’re born into stories. I say we’re also born from stories.”
— Ben Okri (01:17)

“We have not yet arrived, but every point at which we stop requires a re-definition of our destination.”
— Ben Okri (01:24)

“One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.”
— Ben Okri (01:31)

“In the beginning there was a river. The river became a road and the road branched out to the whole world. And because the road was once a river it was always hungry.”
— Ben Okri (01:38)

“Don’t despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.”
— Ben Okri (01:45)

“Don’t neglect the gold in your own back yard.”
— Ben Okri (01:52)

“Stories are the secret reservoir of values: change the stories individuals and nations live by and tell themselves, and you change the individuals and nations.”
— Ben Okri (01:59)

“I held you in the square And felt the evening Re-order itself around Your smile.”
— Ben Okri (02:06)

“To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something.”
— Ben Okri (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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