I’d gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with a record deal magazine front covers and all this hype. In many ways it was everything I ever wanted but when it happened all I felt was total paralysing fear.
The pursuit even of the best things ought to be calm and tranquil.
Every time I copy something I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful – I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!
There are so many different people that I’ve emulated vocally. In the rock world – Sebastian Bach Vince Neil Freddie Mercury Robert Plant. They all had amazing vocal talent.
My philosophy was if I just do good work someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I’m way way too old now mate. That boat’s sailed.
Jackie Robinson as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality he was exemplary.
Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
‘Blind Curve’ the book I’m working on now sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation – an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story the hero doesn’t get off as easily as I did.
My father is an amazing man.
I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path.
Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.
I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn’t believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Guys want a 500 horsepower car. I’d rather have one horsepower – in a horse. That’s macho. You go to pick up your date and you show up on a horse.
Beyonce is the most amazing woman in the world.
I can deal with it now but 13 is a tough age to be recognized and famous. It’s a tough age period.
Such security is equal liberty. But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth.
My dad is kind of a rascal like in a Dickensian sense. He just goes from career to career.
Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
Alexander Gonzalez Inarritu is a great director. He’s the one I first worked with. He’s amazing.
We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.
I think people like to think I’m in some way financially dependent on my family – on my dad – but the fact of the matter is I’ve been emancipated from my father since I was 14 years old. That’s something people don’t know or understand.
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.