” You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan. “


” Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It’s a little easier if you’ve got a god to forgive you. “


” What I’ve discovered and really confirmed to myself is that opera really likes loud colours, and you need something bold, something savage, unpredictable, passionate. You can’t really run a two-hour opera round some muted murmuring. “


” I’ve yet to meet somebody who said, ‘Your stories are so revolting I couldn’t read them. “


” Reading reviews makes you thin-skinned. It’s like waves washing layers off your skin. “


” The moment you have children and a mortgage you want things to work, you’re locked into the human project and you want it to flourish. “



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