Thanks for the nice quotes.
However, I sometimes cringe when presented with Ajahn Chah soundbites because he was so context-sensitive. For example, as I recall, one of the common quotes attributed to him, something like "the only book you need to read is your heart" was part of a conversation with an Abhidhamma expert, and so was clearly not meant as a general statement of policy regarding study.
It is interesting to listen to some of the Dhamma talks by students of Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Tiradhammo, in particular, observes that he spent a lot of time trying to figure out what Ajahn Chah's opinions were, since the advice that he gave at different times seemed completely contradictory. In the end he concluded that Ajahn Chah had no opinions - only wisdom, which he applied to the particular situation.
That observation (which other students, and Ajahn Chah himself, confirm) is, to me, more important than any of the soundbites.