Most people wait for the muse to turn up. That's terribly unreliable. I have to sit down and pursue the muse by attempting to work.
I see it as my duty in some way is to be out in the world as an Australian putting forward what I consider to be authentic Australian music.
I'm not a misogynist, so you can dispense with that. I think I've done wonders for the feminist movement.
No, I wouldn't direct a movie, no. I couldn't. I don't have the patience for it, I don't have the people skills. You have to be clever. I'm not really clever in that kind of way. And you have to be able to manipulate people, but at the same time allow them to feel like they are manipulating you, to get the kind of movie that you want.
Patricia Reilly Giff