I have a fundamental faith in folk, that people are interesting and good.
A grave and sincere apology to the people of Iraq.
I want to live in a city where the people who make the rules have to live by them.
I want to live in a city where half the people in charge are women.
I can accept no responsibility for any changes in your existence, miraculous or otherwise. You must take responsibility for your own life. You must have your own life because if you haven't had at least that, what have you had?
I believe we have to put art back at the center of everyday life rather than allowing it to become a specialist activity at the margins of society.
Art's true purpose is to be human as opposed to some rarefied activity set away from real life. I think art should help you to navigate the real challenges of being a human being.
My heart pumping 70 times a minute every minute my whole life. What a task! To reach any age in those terms sounds miraculous!
The purpose of my life is to try out the ideas I have for it.
Not power not cruelty not death not winning not fighting not money not oil not war not sex not tyranny: all tyrants fall.
It is perfectly reasonable to despair of a world where the Nobel Committee gives the Peace Prize to a man running a war.
If the great Western experiment fails and we end up living in totalitarian war-on-terrorism states, one day someone's going to say, 'Well democracy doesn't work because they had to give it up'.
War is always a failure. It means we've failed in diplomacy and we've failed in talking to one another.
It is in the nature of truth not to be at fault.
Feeling is its own law and truth.