But you know my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy his answer was that’s not what he was doing and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.
I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.
There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education started to learn then went on the pill the whole thing and so there are today a lot more women writers editors producers and so a lot more women’s stories. God the BBC’s practically run by women.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you’re in a car. You’re more in the environment. It’s enjoyable. Even when It’s raining It’s still fun.
Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week at a national citizenship conference I organize thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and became citizens of the United States. It was a stirring experience for the hundreds of people in the room.
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer hooked straight to my brain.
What I have experienced over time is that environmental problems are easier to deal with in ways that don’t go into their interconnections to the rest of what we are.
Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer a big band jazzer guy.
I have such an extreme attitude about work where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
I’d say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind.
So much of ‘Jaws’ was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.
This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades.
For art to exist for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
We have magnificent brains but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.
I started dating older men and I would fall in love with them. I thought they could teach me about life.
You know you only get one family and you have to make it work.
For me I don’t expect to have a really amazing meal each time I dine out. Having a good meal with your loved ones – that’s what makes the experience.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
I think I’m in a business where you have to look good and it’s totally youth-oriented.
After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad’s Army shirts accessorised by a cat’s basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.
Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.
So fear helps me from making mistakes but I make lot of mistakes.
One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.