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1. "Ich glaube, daß die Umstände des Lebens, so zufällig wie sie sind, uns weniger dauerhafte Wahrheiten lehren als die Fiktionen, die sich auf diese Wahrheiten gründen."
Author: Anne Louise Germaine De Staël
2. "You'd better get onto MI6. They'll be in charge of security at the airport." "Of course." Sir Graham moved toward the door. He stopped and turned around. "And what happens if you're wrong?" he inquired. "What happens if these soccer players do somehow get killed?" Kellner shrugged. "At least we'll know what we're dealing with," he said. "And they lost every single one of their games while they were in Nigeria. I'm sure we can put together another team."
Author: Anthony Horowitz
3. "Zweifellos kommt keine demokratische Republik ohne Vertrauen in ihre gewählten Repräsentanten und in das Funktionieren ihrer Institutionen aus. Vertrauen aber wird im Selbstverständnis eines republikanischen Staatswesens stets komplementär zu Partizipation gedacht; sobald es an deren Stelle tritt, gerät die Architektur jeder Demokratie aus den Fugen. […] Macht voraussetzungslos und im Vertrauen auf die guten Absichten der Machthaber zu delegieren, lässt dem Ehrgeiz weniger auf Kosten aller freie Bahn."
Author: Bernd Greiner
4. "I live half the year in Nigeria, the other half in the U.S. But home is Nigeria - it always will be. I consider myself a Nigerian who is comfortable in the world. I look at it through Nigerian eyes."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
5. "If I had not grown up in Nigeria- and if all I knew of Africa were of popular images- I too would think that africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people fighting sensless wars, dying of poverty and aids- unable to speak for themselves and waiting to be saved by a kind white foreigner."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
6. "Ifemelu and Jane laughed when they discovered how similar their childhoods in Grenada and Nigeria had been, with Enid Blyton books and Anglophile teachers and fathers who worshipped the BBC World Service."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7. "I divide my time between Columbia, Maryland, and Lagos, Nigeria."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. "I sort of consider myself a Nigerian who spends a lot of time in the U.S."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9. "There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. "Foreign behavior? What the fuck are you talking about? Foreign behavior? Have you read Things Fall Apart? Ifemulu asked, wishing she had not told Ranyinudo about Dike. She was angrier with Ranyinudo than she had ever been, yet she knew that Ranyinudo meant well, and had said what many other Nigerians would say, which was why she had not told anyone else about Dike's suicide attempt since she came back."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
11. "Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be."
Author: Chinua Achebe
12. "This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002."
Author: Daniel Yergin
13. "The biggest opportunity in 2013 is in Africa. It has seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. In Nigeria alone there are 100 million people with mobile phones. In total, 300 million Africans - five times the population of Britain - are in the middle class."
Author: David Miliband
14. "Körperlicher Schmerz ist immer Gegenwart, ist unmittelbar, Schmerz ist Jetzt. In der Erinnerung ist Schmerz schon weniger groß, retrospektiv wird er immer kleiner. Schon am nächsten Morgen war es eigentlich nicht mehr so schlimm. Der Schmerz läßt nach, er beherrscht nur den Moment."
Author: David Wagner
15. "I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and I moved to Anderson, Indiana, in 2003 to go to school. I finished high school in America, then I went to college."
Author: Dayo Okeniyi
16. "It's time to end the brain drain and move to brain gain. It's time for a great mind of Nigeria to return home. You're the mind we need, Doctor."
Author: Deji Olukotun
17. "They knew where they were headed but they didn't know where they were going. Retina shrugged the thought. Roma complained about the possibility they were walking into a trap. After all, he was one of the scientists that decided Solstice's fate. Retina was adamant no one knew him. Lorenzo didn't care about anything much but reaching Zharfar after Retina surgically removed his Unicell Groper. They were headed to Africa in what seemed a semi commercial private plane. Eight people including the pilots travelled. They weren't supposed to know any more particulars. But Lorenzo's watch placed the coordinates in both numbers and words. They were in West Africa, country Nigeria, state Osun, and township Isura. None of them had ever heard of it, the town, but they were there. And they had travelled for miles, over highly forested nonresidential areas and mountain peaks before they stopped. Wherever they were going was greatly isolated, Roma thought."
Author: Dew Platt
18. "My mom, she's from Ireland, coached tennis in Nigeria when she was a missionary and turned me on to it when I was young."
Author: Donal Logue
19. "Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. If Nigeria succeeds at democratic governance it will be an anchor for all of West Africa. Africa needs a strong Nigeria."
Author: Ed Royce
20. "Nigerians must have the dream, believe the dream, live the dream and work to build the dream"
Author: Fela Durotoye
21. "We must see the new Nigeria The Nigeria We Want we must accept personal responsibility to build it"
Author: Fela Durotoye
22. "In all, Nigeria belongs to us all and we have a personal responsibility to see that it succeeds"
Author: Fela Durotoye
23. "Nigeria 2025 is not a national cake we hope to all share, its a cake we must be ready to bake"
Author: Fela Durotoye
24. "To achieve this incredible feat of building Nigeria, we must all truly desire to see it happen"
Author: Fela Durotoye
25. "Africa and indeed Nigeria has always been a paradox, an inexplicable contraction of a blessed land with a poor masses"
Author: Fela Durotoye
26. "An enlightened and empowered generation is the key to our development in Nigeria and indeed in Africa"
Author: Fela Durotoye
27. "Maud chuckled proudly and Erich shouted, "Welcome back from the Void, Kamerad," and then, because he's German and thinks all parties have to be noisy and satirically pompous, he jumped on a couch and announced, "Heren und Damen, permit me to introduce the noblest Roman of them all, Marcus Vipsalus Niger"."
Author: Fritz Leiber
28. "Vielleicht wird unser Vorurteil auch dadurch bestärkt, daß es – von außen gesehen – oft vom Leben Begünstigte zu sein scheinen, […] denen wir daher sozusagen das Recht nicht zusprechen wollen, daß sie erkrankten; kennt man ihre Lebensgeschichte, wird man seine Meinung revidieren müssen; letztlich leiden wir alle an nicht genügend verarbeiteter Vergangenheit; bei wem sie so beschaffen war, daß er sein Leben dennoch fruchtbar gestalten konnte, weil er aus ihr mehr Hilfen als Schädigungen mitbekam, der sollte aus der Dankbarkeit dafür Verständnis und Toleranz gegenüber den weniger Glücklichen aufbringen."
Author: Fritz Riemann
29. "In Nigeria, along with its West African neighbor Ghana, women are now starting businesses in greater numbers than men."
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
30. "We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy. Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people's wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor."
Author: Goodluck Jonathan
31. "From 1960-2015 Nigerians live under the rules of those who are above the law, but from 2015 we hope for a little change, and if there is no change in 2015, only God knows what will happened."
Author: Hamzatribah
32. "In every 1st October we Nigerians helps very few of us celebrate there independence, very. soon. we will celebrate our own."
Author: Hamzatribah
33. "Zugleich dachte ich: so wie ich jetzt mich anziehe und ausgehe, den Professor besuche und mehr oder weniger erlogene Artigkeiten mit ihm austausche, alles ohne es eigentlich zu wollen, so tun und leben und handeln die meisten Menschen Tag für Tag, Stunde um Stunde zwanghaft und ohne es eigentlich zu wollen, machen Besuche, führen Unterhaltungen, sitzen Amts- und Bureaustunden ab, alles zwanghaft, mechanisch, ungewollt, alles könnte ebensogut von Maschinen gemacht werden oder unterbleiben; und diese ewig fortlaufende Mechanik ist es, die sie hindert, gleich mir, Kritik am eigenen Leben zu übenm seine Dummheit und Seichtheit, seine hoffnungslose Trauer und Öde zu erkennen und zu fühlen."
Author: Hermann Hesse
34. "I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality."
Author: Hugo Weaving
35. "The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
36. "Two football teams whose names inspire me every day; "The indomitable lions" of Cameroon and the "Super Eagles" of Nigeria. Guess; "the Eagle that is super" and "the lion that is indomitable". No wonder these teams make a great name in football."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
37. "In response to my question about how we might rein in the empire, he said, "That's why I'm meeting with you. Only you in the United States can change it. Your government created this problem and your people must solve it. You've got to insist that Washington honor its commitment to democracy, even when deomcratically elected leaders nationalize your corrupting corporations. You must take control of your corporations and your government. The people of the United States have a great deal of power. You need to come to grips with this. There's no alternative. We in Brazil have our hands tied. So do the Venezeulans. And the Nigerians. It's up to you."
Author: John Perkins
38. "Maar plotseling begon mijn hart sneller te slaan, mijn hand beefde en drukte de zijne; ik werd warm en met mijn ogen zocht ik in het halfduister zijn blik en plotseling voelde ik, dat ik niet bang voor hem was, maar dat deze angst liefde was, een nieuwe liefde, groter en inniger dan vroeger."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
39. "Out of the choked Devonian waters emerged sight and sound and the music that rolls invisible through the composer's brain. They are there still in the ooze along the tideline, though no one notices. The world is fixed, we say: fish in the sea, birds in the air. But in the mangrove swamps by the Niger, fish climb trees and ogle uneasy naturalists who try unsuccessfully to chase them back to the water. There are things still coming ashore."
Author: Loren Eiseley
40. "I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?"
Author: Marion Berry
41. "Women in Africa, generally a lot needs to be done for women. Women are not being educated, not only in Angola but my trip to Nigeria, one point I would make over and over again was that women need to be educated too."
Author: Mia Farrow
42. "Vorweg ein paar grundsätzliche Regeln:1) Ich möchte keine Klagen hören, ich würde zu viel Geld für Bücher ausgeben, die ich dann doch nicht lese. Das weiß ich selbst. Ich habe stets die Absicht, sie mehr oder weniger alle zu lesen. Meine Absichten sind gut. Und schließlich ist es ja mein Geld. Ich wette, bei Ihnen ist es ähnlich."
Author: Nick Hornby
43. "In Nigeria, if you say you're a singer, people say, 'So what? Everyone sings.' In Germany, my voice stood out more."
Author: Nneka
44. "Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
45. "Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
46. "Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources."
Author: Philip Emeagwali
47. "Now it's clear to me, I haven't understood as well as I should, the cracks on the ground we stood. A blast ignited through ballot boxes by the choices of unsuspecting and innocent Nigerians has rippled across the country and has torn the curtain open to set the stage for these cracks to grow into magnified quakes now swallowing us up." - Dami K."
Author: Ray Anyasi
48. "I'm not sure where I'm from! I was born in London. My father's from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother's Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston."
Author: Taiye Selasi
49. "Keine Frage, die Kunst des Lesens war etwas, um das sie ihn beneidete. Was musste das für ein Gefühl sein, in fremde Welten einzutauchen, nur mit den Augen und durch das Zusammensetzen einiger kryptischer Zeichen? Buchstaben wurden zu Worten, Worte zu Sätzen, und auf einmal befand man sich in einer fremden Stadt oder einem fremden Land. Ganze Welten ließen sich so binnen eines Wimpernschlags durchqueren."
Author: Thomas Thiemeyer
50. "Bosch had left Nigeria with his infamous Butcher Boys—assorted sizes, shapes and colors, but all killers for a price—when his scheme to take over a native village backfired. He had figured on cleaning up by selling the village girls in the Congo but found himself dodging spears, knives and related items of cutlery instead."
Author: Walter Kaylin

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