"The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Buchi Emecheta on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Buchi Emecheta on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Buchi Emecheta on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Buchi Emecheta on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Buchi Emecheta on Fran Lebowitz