I'm lucky because the strongest emotion I have ever felt is being in love, and that definitely informs my writing.
My parents were secular. I am an atheist.
If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
And roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is my personal signature dish.
I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.
I think it is very difficult to legislate for morality.
I'm easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
If I did things for the money, I'd have done adverts in the 1980s, when I was hot enough to be offered them, and 'Police Academy 6,' which I was asked to write.
We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.
I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.
Comedy will always be central to what I do, it's just an instinct for me, but I am a writer and always have been.
I think trying to be cool is the worst possible ambition - and I have never suffered from it.
People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
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