In this post, you will find great John Kani Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
The only reference in my life is my life, and it’s my life experience. It’s my environment. It’s my community. I’ve not made that for books.
I understood the whole purpose of Truth and Reconciliation, and I supported it 100 per cent, but I couldn’t deal with it myself.
I have been on the Urban Brew board for many years and assisted with the artistic evaluation of the various shows that were pitched to the production company.
Over the years, many young actors have approached me: Vusi Kunene, Sello Maake ka Ncube, and Seputla Sebogodi. They all said, ‘Hey Bra John, let’s do ‘The Island and we want you to direct.’ But somehow, my heart was not in it or I was busy with something else, so I’d say, ‘ja, ja, we’ll do it.’
I come from a long line of storytellers.
I want my work to contribute toward creating a better society, toward bringing people together. That is always the first consideration, not the money.
I remember the words of my grandmother who died at 102. I remember my great mother, Grand Brika, who died at the age of 106. They talked to us all the time. And my grandmother even lied to me. She said there was royalty. She said that my great-great-great grandfather was the king of the outer Thembu.
I did ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’ for 34 years.
I am a citizen of the world, or no world at all!
When I first encountered Shakespeare as a boy, I read every word this man has written. To me, he is like an African storyteller.
My stories are about humanity, about the challenges of surviving and the constant fight against ignorance, inhumanity and complacency.