I don’t think there is anything a man can do that a woman cannot do.
The French have made conversation their claim to civilisation.
To idolise a person means you don’t get to know them, and the idea that you can become one is a myth, and it also means that you don’t need to talk to one another because you’re the same person.
We imagine that human nature doesn’t change. We like to say that but I don’t think it’s true because we have, in the course of the centuries, altered ourselves.
The institution of marriage, if you look at it over many centuries, has come and gone.
People are going to be living quite soon for 100 years. Our idea of how a family works no longer applies. It’s no good saying you’re going to have children for 15 years and then you’re going to retire and have hobbies, because you’ve got 40 more years to go after 60 and you’re in good health until 90 or something.
A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.