It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.
Imagine – four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt.
Some people think that English poetry begins with the Anglo-Saxons. I don’t, because I can’t accept that there is any continuity between the traditions of Anglo-Saxon poetry and those established in English poetry by the time of, say, Shakespeare. And anyway, Anglo-Saxon is a different language, which has to be learned.
It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed.
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, ‘Life and death issues don’t come along that often, thank God, so don’t treat everything like it’s life or death. Go easier.’
No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary – not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent.
If you bore them to death and say, this hurts me more than it hurts you, #A, they’re not going to believe it, and #B, they’re going to invest their time in other things anyway.
A two-and-a-half-year-old is pretty experienced at making a mess, anyway.
It may be an instinct, it is with me anyway, when you’re presenting something to the world, to make it as beautiful as you can.