I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
Now and then, someone would accuse me of being evil - of letting people destroy themselves while I watched, just so I could film them and tape-record them. But I didn't think of myself as evil - just realistic.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
Lynne Reid Banks