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.
Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
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.
Leon Battista Alberti
Julia Butterfly Hill