” I don’t know how you can understand other people or yourself if you haven’t read a lot of books. I just don’t think you’re equipped to deal with the demands and decisions of life, particularly in your dealings with other people. “


” Bond doesn’t have an inner life. There would be moments when I’d think, ‘We need to gather our thoughts here and have a breather,’ where in another novel you’d slow the pace, have some description and see what Bond feels about this. But Bond doesn’t reflect. All you can do is move on to the next bomb or shark or car. “


” Life can be lived at a remove. You trade in futures, and then you trade in derivatives of futures. Banks make more money trading derivatives than they do trading actual commodities. “


” If you have only one life, you can’t altogether ignore the question: are you enjoying it? “


” Certainly, we all have within us the potential to live in a hugely different way. And how happy you can make yourself, I think, a lot depends on how much you beat yourself up about that, and how much you can, in some sort of providential way, console yourself and say, ‘Well, it’s all worked out for the best, in the best of all possible worlds. “


” I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It’s intensely frustrating and inevitably makes a fool of you, but you can’t stop going back to it, and it’s pretty much the defining experience of a human being. “


” Why would a novel – which is all about the inward processes of people’s developing feelings and developing relationships – why would you be able to portray that in pictures with as few words as possible, which is what the best films are? “


” I believe your stomach tells you what it wants, and I don’t think mine asks for anything that unhealthy. I’m a trained health machine. “



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Life can be lived at a remove. You trade in futures, and then you trade in derivatives of futures. Banks make more money trading derivatives than they do trading actual commodities.
If you have only one life, you can
Certainly, we all have within us the potential to live in a hugely different way. And how happy you can make yourself, I think, a lot depends on how much you beat yourself up about that, and how much you can, in some sort of providential way, console yourself and say,
I believe that love between people is the greatest life-giving force in the world. It
Why would a novel - which is all about the inward processes of people
I believe your stomach tells you what it wants, and I don
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