After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.
Wild oats will get sown some time, and one of the arts of life is to sow them at the right time.
I had felt for a long time that, if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so.
The older I get, the more important my view of the family is.
From a population point of view, it’s actually very important that as few people as possible get the flu. People getting the flu is not a private matter. The risk for healthy people is really about your friends and neighbors and fellow travelers.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
I get up at 5.30am, sluice myself and have two Weetabix and some mint tea, before starting to write by 6am.
Would I describe myself as new Labour? I’m Labour, organised Labour. I think labels have a limited use and that’s where you really get into boy stuff sometimes, just sticking on labels.
You’ll live. Only the best get killed.
Most artists don’t get paid for what they do, and they are lucky if they can persuade a friend to let them show something at a kid’s birthday party.