I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table writing a script.
A singer for me is more like someone who is standing alone with a microphone like Scott Walker rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone.
My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that’s not so bad but New York City?
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing because you have that space.
It’s not like I’m sitting at home coming up with some secret beauty plan.
My discrepancy with children in the industry is that they are made famous before they know who they are as human beings.
When you have two busy kids running around the house returning e-mails is a task let alone surfing the web.
My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight tell them you won’t wait-you can kick their ass right now.
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.
The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art.
Few would argue that Richard Dawkins is the world’s most famous atheist especially now that his friend and rival for the title Christopher Hitchens has now gone to meet his Maker.
As much as I long for a sort of security and consistency sometimes I do enjoy sort of being busted around. I really don’t know what’s happening sometimes next week let alone this year.
I have this complex. I don’t like too much exposure. I don’t know why it is. Maybe it’s bred in me because my dad always told me to be humble and don’t think you’re too good.
Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach?
I think that Indy is special to me. The greater the distance between the last time I drove an Indy car and the next time I wouldn’t like that to be too big.
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
I keep saying I’m not at all famous in my own country because people do not think I have done anything for India.
I don’t understand the Democrats’ approach to Social Security in this country and I’m not alone.
I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There’s an insanity that goes with writing – a mad scientist thing that you have to go through – and sacrificing a kid’s upbringing to do that is not an option.
And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it’s not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It’s really just common sense.
I don’t want a flashy car just something that would allow me to stop using the Tube. And it would be good not to have to rely on my mum all the time particularly when I have to listen to her singing in her car.
I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.
We’re teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing.
Let there be no mistake. A gay man alone could never begin to replicate the inner workings of the female mind.