Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Quotes from Two Thousand Seasons

One book I enjoyed reading most is Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah. Whilst reading the book I penned down some phrases that could serve as quotes and today I am serving you with some of these. Thus, in the coming days I would be bringing you quotes from different books I have read.

A people losing sight of origins are dead. A people deaf to purposes are lost. Under fertile rain, in scorching sunshine there is no difference: their bodies are mere corpses, awaiting final burial.

Woe the race, too generous in the giving of itself, that finds a road not of regeneration but to its own extinction. Woe the race, woe the spring. Woe the headwaters, woe the seers, the hearers, woe the utterers. Woe the flowing water, people hustling to death.

It is not easy to hide any kind of love and young love loathes disguise.

Dishonest words are the food for the rotten spirits.

Purpose lends wings to the traveller.

To them that know their destination fatigue is a brief stranger merely passing in the glare of day.

A copy of this book could be obtained from amazon.

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