We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.
I think the meaning of abortion is what the woman says it is: For a woman who wants a child but can’t have this one, it can be sad; for a woman who doesn’t want a baby, it can feel like a huge relief, like having your whole life given back to you.
I write to express my thoughts, my feelings. I want people to think.
I learnt early on that your audience take the songs in the way they want to rather than the way you might want them too.
If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone – because we have the impulse to explain who we are.
Maybe I wanted to have kids because you want to leave behind lessons, leave behind everything that matters to you. That’s how you touch the world. But I have to reconsider what it’s like to leave a legacy.
I want education for the sons and the daughters of all the extremists, especially the Taliban.
We have a new generation of very rich people who want to do more with their money than buy a lot of expensive toys. They want to live meaningful lives.
I don’t want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.