How can you interview somebody about something fairly technical if you start on the wrong foot by not even knowing his name?
I can't think of any sentiment which is finer than being in a position to give people something they like. I love giving, I am rather embarrassed at receiving.
I don't know much about my family history except that my father had straight black hair and his ancestors probably came from India.
To pretend you don't feel a certain strangeness after living in England for 40 years is a fallacy.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
I have no regrets.
I believe that one can aspire to as much as one wants to.
I love living in London.
Life is so short, it seems careless not to use it all.
I am actually a terrible coward. Fear is a constant fact of my life.
Poetry says the things that I can't say. I read a lot, but I never write it.
The thing about television is that you can't fake it. Your sense of discovery must be genuine; you can't pretend to be surprised.