When people do the cowardly thing, it's not about respect, it's about fear.
Someone asked me if I was afraid to write my memoirs. I told him: 'We have to stop drawing up accounts of fear! We live in a society in which people are allowed to tell their story, and that is what I do.'
I think that England made a very big, historical mistake to allow itself to become the kind of terrorist capital of the world.
Sometimes I think that when people become famous, there's a public perception that they are not human beings any more. They don't have feelings; they don't get hurt; you can act and say as you like about them.
Michael D. Higgins