The relationship with my people, the Nigerian people, is very good. My relationship with the rulers has always been problematic.
People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck.
Oh, the most important thing about myself is that my life has been full of changes. Therefore, when I observe the world, I don't expect to see it just like I was seeing the fellow who lives in the next room.
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.