Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
I don't care about age very much. I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.
The relationship with my people, the Nigerian people, is very good. My relationship with the rulers has always been problematic.
Jonny Lee Miller