“At the time, age eighteen, having been brought up in a hair-trigger society where the ground rules were – if no physically violent touch was being laid upon you, and no outright verbal insults were being levelled at you, and no taunting looks in the vicinity either, then nothing was happening, so how could you be under attack from something that wasn’t there? At eighteen I had no proper understanding of the ways that constituted encroachment.”
“Be a person with knowledge, not just opinions.”
"Normal doesn't feel so normal to me," I tell him. "It's normal to feel that way," he replies."
“You don’t believe the sky is falling until a chunk of it falls on you.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
“Ayoola summons me with these words—Korede, I killed him.”
“The problem, as I see it, is that you've been told and not told. You've been told, but none of you really understand, and I dare say, some people are quite happy to leave it that way.”
“The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.”