The Obama administration appears to regard intelligence leaks and briefings more or less like briefings by the Democratic National Committee or White House flack Jay Carney. You use any information at hand, classified or not, and you spin it any way you like, fairly or not.
Cooking is about presenting flavors and other aspects of food in a way that makes best use of them and makes an engaging, satisfying meal. Taste necessarily comes into it along with technique. Some ingredients require cooking, cleaning or otherwise denaturing them, some are fine as they are.
Bea did not want a new mother. She’d hardly even seen the one she once had, except for glimpses out the window when her mother was climbing into a carriage to go off to a party. She’d been as beautiful as an angel, all sparkling and laughing in her lovely gowns, but not much use.
An arts degree is like a diploma in origami. And about as much use.
We all resort to the ad hominem from time to time: in human affairs, it is difficult to avoid it, and probably not desirable. After all, our opponents are human. The proper use of an ad hominem argument, however, still requires evidence to back it up.
I like doing a lot of research, and then you get there, you’re in wardrobe, and then you’re just reacting to what the other person is doing. The other actor is reacting to what you’re doing, and it’s this great back and forth. Because you’ve done all this research, you can use some of it...
My view is when you use violence on your people, that never ends well.
Energy is precious, use your energy to build not to destroy
I don’t like to use the word ‘fans;’ I call them ‘Dick Dale music lovers.’
I am away so much, so I rarely see live TV, but I use iPlayer to catch programmes.
So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.