When I have an argument with someone, even with someone I am not very close with, I can’t sleep at night thinking about it. It’s terrible. But I still manage speak out frankly because I have also been gifted with the ability to read people. I can sense when they start to get irritated with me, and then, I shift.
My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.
Paris is an ideal place to become informed, while Venice is a place to think and write.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.
I personally don’t think of myself as either an optimist or a pessimist.
I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.
Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody.
The bohemian life that reigned in Paris until the end of the ’50s is gone. The artists had more time to think, to reflect; success didn’t come so suddenly.