You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
I’ve made club songs and I’ve made radio songs and I’ve made the car songs.
We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer. The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
Hence within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.
So what we’re talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live period. And what we’re facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
In the ‘Garnethill’ trilogy people always forget that Maureen O’Donnell’s dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law but no-one ever thinks they’re middle-class – they’re just working class because they speak with accents.
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season.
In approaching our subject it will be best without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama to start directly from the facts and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
Mormons… are so strong they can handle wealth they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command.
My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers – all smoking related.
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.
I was so wild and crazy and dumb in my car. It didn’t run but 30 miles an hour. You made do.
These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place because those people generally don’t know what it’s like.
Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
A resilient people cherishing liberty and equality and the rule of law will endure.
‘Keep your head down at school.’ Those are sage words from my dad. They kept me in check for years.
Your most precious valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You and you alone can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.
As I was coming out of the closet our car was hurtling over an embankment.
I had a very famous trainer tell me once ‘You can usually train a wild animal but never tame a wild animal ever.’ They are always going to be wild no matter what anybody says.
Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived and glamour although the manufacturers won’t like this cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour it’s based on femininity.
The Internet is the hope of an integrated world without frontiers a common world without controlling owners a world of opportunities and equality. This is a utopia that we have been dreaming about and is a world in which each and every one of us are protagonists of a destiny that we have in our hands.
My dad was great. He was very droll very dry.
Then stirs the feeling infinite so felt In solitude where we are least alone.
When I was 15 my parents left town for a month. They hid the keys to the car but I found them. That month I drove my stepdad’s Thunderbird Super Coupe into Manhattan every day and I would crank Cypress Hill as I flew around the city racing the taxis.