1. 10

    It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.

  2. 9

    I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word [...] - a jouuuuuurney.

  3. 8

    Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.

  4. 7

    I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.

  5. 6

    I was a student in London in the '70s, so CBGB really wasn't on my radar at all. Obviously, I was aware of the emergence of the Police in England and as an art student, I was very aware of David Byrne, but I suppose my musical taste at that time certainly didn't stretch towards the Dead Boys or the Ramones.

  6. 5

    I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'.

  7. 4

    If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.

  8. 3

    Give me a window and I'll stare out it.

  9. 2

    I have a love-hate relationship with white silk.

  10. 1

    And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.

  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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