When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I’ll have no ego to injure.
I’m hooked on my baby’s love, there ain’t nothing in the jug this strong.
I am oblique; I think that has to do with my own nature. I like trying to do things which work on many levels, because I think it is terribly important to give an audience a lot of things they might not get as well as those they will, so that finally the film does take on a texture and is not just simplistic communication.
This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of… well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.
I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn’t know anything about it.
I think being an only child created in me a degree of self-reliance, which I’m glad of. It made me perfectly happy with my own company and perhaps was good conditioning for the protracted solitude of writing books as slowly as I do.
I’m always amazed that my wife can handle different subjects – one day politics, the next day foreign policy. And she always has so much fun doing it. We make a good team.
My attitude is that if anybody of any age wants to read a book, let them, but I do think that no child would want to read Boneland.
In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.
Where lies the line between sorcery and science? It is only a matter of terminology, my friend.