No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
I’d fully taken the road many people start on, but most abandon: common sense had given me a miss, and I’d become an artist.
I grew up in a bookless house – my parents didn’t read poetry, so if I hadn’t had the chance to experience it at school I’d never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.
If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.