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12 Insightful Quotes from Ola Rotimi

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:03

Ola Rotimi is one of Nigeria's finest playwrites, his first plays To Stir the God of Iron and Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again were staged at the drama schools of Boston University and Yale, respectively. His later dramas include The Gods Are Not to Blame, a retelling of the Oedipus myth ; Kurunmi and the Prodigal;  A Tragedy of the Ruled  and Hopes of the Living Dead , premiered at the University of Port Harcourt.

Quotes from Ola Rotimi's The God's Are not to Blame

  • The horns cannot be too heavy for the head of the cow that must bear them."
  • "It is always best to keep your words soft and sweet, you might never know when you'd have to eat them"
  • Kola nut indeed, last longer in the mouth of the one who cherish it".
  • "My people. Children of our fathers. Sickness is like rain. Does the rain fall on one roof alone? No. Does it fall on one body and not on another? No. Whoever the rain sees, on him it rains. Does it not? It is the same with sickness."
  •  "Is it not ignorance that makes the rat attack the cat?"
  • "The toad likes water, but not when the water is boiling"
  • "By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from tree to tree without falling."
  • "Until the rotten tooth is pulled out, the mouth must chew with caution."
  • "When the frog in front falls in pit, others behind take caution."
  • "The horns cannot be too heavy for the head of the cow that must bear them."
  • "It is sickness that man can cure, not death"
  • "It is not that changing into the lion that is hard, it is getting the tail of a lion."
  • "Joy has a slender body that breaks too soon"
  • "Kolanut lasts long in the mouth of those who value it."
  • "My people, children of our fathers, Sickness is like rain. Does the rain fall on one roof alone? No. Does it fall on one body and not another? No. Whoever the rain sees, on him it rains. Does it not? It is the same with sickness."
  • "To get fully cured, one needs patience. The moon moves slowly but by day break it crosses the sky".
  • "Until the rotten tooth is pulled out, the tongue must chew with caution".
  • "Secrets of the Owl must not be made known in the daylight."

 

Sources

freduagyeman.blogspot.com.ng

www.pulse.ng/books

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