Whenever I travel anywhere, I'm constantly asked if I'm Swedish. It's the burden of most Norwegians. The Swedes have just got a better publicity agent, I think.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
But one thing you need to do in the game, is to adapt and adjust your game to what you have been asked to do and also to what your body is telling you to do.
Someone recently asked what I am most proud of. The thing I'm most proud of is that I'm in my 50s and I'm still a leading lady.
If you're a female and you get asked by someone who shoots the most beautiful female scenes to be in their film, it's kind of exciting.
I am the product of living in dictatorships. And someone who's lived in dictatorships and not being allowed to be themselves, it cherishes the ability to be yourself and to have feelings and to speak them when asked. And I am that person.
Someone once asked, 'What's your best pickup line?' I said, 'My best pickup line is, 'Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner.'
People have asked me why I made the first chapter of my first novel so long, and in an invented English. The only answer I can come up with that satisfies me is, 'To keep out the scum.'
When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
As poet laureate, I was asked to be a spokesman for literature.
I asked the question, 'Will I ever perform again?'
I like women, but you can't always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog's name and then I asked, 'Does he bite?' and she said, 'No.' And I said, 'So how does he eat?' Liar!
I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, I'd get my baby book and hand it out and say 'Here it is.'
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
I think if you get asked to do this, then that's called doing your homework, and I try and do it.
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