A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination.
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour.
I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself.
I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves. But I am less confident that we won't destroy ourselves in other ways.
Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives.
The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness.
The principle of acting in good faith is at the heart of decent work.