“ So, comrades, let us not pay tribute to Europe by creating states, institutions and societies, which draw their inspiration from her. Humanity is waiting for something other from us than such an imitation, which would be almost an obscene caricature. If we want to turn Africa into a new Europe, and America into a new Europe, then let us leave the destiny of our countries to Europeans…But if we want humanity to advance a step further, if we want to bring it up to a different level than that which Europe has shown it, then we must invent and we must make discoveries. If we wish to live up to our peoples’ expectations, we must seek the response elsewhere than in Europe.
“ The kind of love letters I write are the ones you read in bed, stretched out under the sheets with one hand between your legs.
“ If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.