It’s not about composition. It’s the way you feel about how your objects should relate to each other. I’ve got lots of African statues and things, and the cleaner arranges them like soldiers, which drives me mad. So I have to rearrange them, and I must drive her mad, because I’m doing anarchy and she’s...
Each of my novels has come from a different place, and the processes are not always entirely conscious. I have lived off and on in America for a number of years and so have accumulated observations, found things interesting, been moved to tell stories about them.
People always lean toward who’s the best guitar player, who’s the best singer? I don’t see it that way. They’re all the best, you know? They’ve all gotten your attention, you’ve admired them, you’ve tried to sing like them. That makes them the best, each and every one of ’em.
Pretending is the grease of non-relationships. Pretending is how you and I get through the day without ever having to know each other. When I walk in the room, you say to me, ‘How are you?’ Well, you don’t want to know. And, frankly, I don’t want to tell you. So I just say, ‘Fine,’...
Each of us has our own destiny. Mine is to be an actor.
I have friends that I have made through Twitter or things like that, but they’re all verified as real people – I’ve either seen them perform, or we’re mutual fans of each other, something like that. I don’t have any authentic, ‘Catfish’-worthy stories.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
The time we were together, we were the best we can be for each other.
A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
All of my family is so close. We’re always over at each other’s houses.
Just as the earth is a planet in its own right, so each of us is an individual in our own sphere of habitation. We are individuals, but we live in families and communities where order provides a system of harmony that hinges on obedience to principles.
Kinsey’s quest was really for us all to be tolerant and accepting of each other.
There’s a lot of chatter in basketball and, rightfully, you want players to be talking to each other… But sometimes in practice, it gets too verbose… so I tried to take things out of the ordinary and make them special so they’d understand the difference.
But each country has to advance and move at its own speed.
Each book has been different and has been challenging in its own way to write.
I’m probably borderline OCD. I insist on having all objects at right angles to each other. So a fork has to be at a right angle to the knife on the table. The salt and pepper pots have to be placed close together. Only recently have I started to notice it’s a weird way to...
Several politicians and wives of politicians have been public about their experiences with depression or bipolar illness, including Lawton Chiles, Patrick Kennedy, Tipper Gore and Kitty Dukakis. Each made a tremendous difference by doing so.
I act as if my life depends on each decision. Because it does.
Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.
There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.