Alan Hollinghurst Quotes
To apologize for what you most wanted to do, to concede that it was obnoxious, boring, 'vulgar and unsafe' - that was the worst thing.
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Chanting was very deep for me. It was as if I remembered it. It was like a real surrender.
I wanted to get out in the world, have a great job, make my mark, and see how far I could go. And I wanted to make good on the philosophy my mother drilled into us with all the subtlety of a Lady Gaga performance. I got it loud and clear. I would need to succeed, and then I could possibly be happy.
I'm a Virgo, and I know what I like.
Maids in India have egos. Big egos. They do not like being spoken to curtly, and they do not like to be abruptly instructed by a woman they do not know. They come with the feeling that they already know everything. So while training them to do things your way, speak gently, and when they do it right, appreciate it.
Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.
In the future, I want a movie career, kids and a happy marriage.
I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
I read that when cats are cuddling and kneading you, and you think it's cute, they're really just checking your vitals for weak spots.
This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Jazz, to me, is one of the inherent expressions of Negro life in America: the eternal tom-tom beating in the Negro soul - the tom-tom of revolt against weariness in a white world, a world of subway trains, and work, work, work; the tom-tom of joy and laughter, and pain swallowed in a smile.
When it's time for the flowers to bloom, they'll bloom.When it's time for spring to come, it'll come.