Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They're a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.
I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash. I used to watch the 'Johnny Cash Show' on television in Wangaratta when I was about 9 or 10 years old. At that stage I had really no idea about rock n' roll. I watched him, and from that point I saw that music could be an evil thing - a beautiful, evil thing.
The problem with books, now that I've written one, is that the idea of adaptation is so much easier than sitting down to write something new.
If I'm hanging around too much, my wife and kids say, 'Hey, why don't you go downstairs and start a new novel?'