I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
The trouble with travelling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience.
One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.
I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, 'Why wasn't that better?' Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt - I have got to prove myself wrong.
I am restless. I don't mind leaving this comfortable, static life. I could live a year on my own in a remote village.
I don't see why it should be remarkable that you can acquire a reputation for fairness and decency. Those are qualities shared by so many people. And the great majority of people I meet are decent people, just trying to navigate their way through the world without causing too much trouble.
There is nothing better than playing a scene with John Cleese or Maggie Smith. It's electric. But I don't think I'm the sort of person who needs to have an outer ego in order to produce something. I realised that through the travel programmes.
I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.
I've always been blessed, or cursed, some might say, with an insatiable curiosity, a desire to find something out about a people and a place. That's where it all begins.
There are people who travel because they want to push themselves to physical limits, people who walk across deserts or cycle across the Antarctic - like Ranulph Fiennes, who just does it because it's there. And then there are people like me, who are just genuinely curious about the world.
Despite having seen a fair amount of the world, I still love travelling - I just have an insatiable curiosity and like looking out of a window.
I always wanted to be an explorer, but - it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.
Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.
Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world won't be made safer by creating barriers between people.
The human race should just slow down and think about what it is doing.
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