It is all very well and it sounds very seductive to say we are going to have harmonisation of regulations, but for example the way that funds are distributed around the states these days, you are positively penalised if you actually want to have say a lower payroll tax or sort of conditions.
I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I’d be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don’t know why.
To be a writer you have to be out in the world, you have to risk yourself in the world, you have to be immersed in the world, you have to go out looking for it. This becomes harder as you get older because there’s less energy, the days are shorter for older people and...
Until I started doing standup, there were some very bleak days.
We didn’t used to be so precious about women in comedy back in the old days.
I think I’ve owned all the models of iPods so far. And these days between my iPod, iPhone and my personal laptop computer, I’m someone who is very, very grateful for all the ways to listen to music and completely switch off from people around me and listen to the music in detail, which is...
I think diva is an inevitable outcome of the industry, and I don’t think it reflects on the person at all. You take a normal human being, and basically, for 24 hours, seven days a week, apart from sleeping, you introduce them to places and things almost every minute that are brand new.
You stand alone upon a height,” he said, dreamily, “like one in a dreary land. Behind you all is darkness, before you all is darkness; there is but one small space of light. In that one space is a day. They come, one at a time, from the night of To-morrow, and vanish into the...
I’m never away from my boys for more than three days.
I’d been bumming around in bands since my school days.
When I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.