I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.