“About 20 blocks away is another America entirely. It’s astonishing how little we have to do with each other, and yet we are living in such proximity.”
“There has been a growth in Druid orders and in the number of people interested in pagan festivals.
“Women rarely appear as women – they appear as sex objects or as ersatz men – sometimes both at once.”
“I couldn’t do anything else but drive a tractor. I felt like this is the only thing I had. … I don’t do it to get a message across. I’m writing just because there are certain kinds of raw material. The material may be very strange, but it takes shape in the course of writing. Whether that has a message or not is not my concern.”
“Naomie Harris’s task has been to treat [Winnie Mandela’s] transition from innocent young woman to violent demagogue sympathetically – or at least with understanding.” The Observer (UK) 11/30/13
“The film industry doesn’t exist in a bubble. It’s part of a larger society that tends to have biases and prejudices.”
“Hockney has said he is on the verge of ‘giving up’ on his birthplace over the sale, which would include some of his own paintings.”
“But I kept doing it, trying not to do it, and then doing it. There’s such a blessed unrest that you feel all the time, but maybe that’s what keeps you going.”