It would be the saddest thing to me, princess. To walk separately from you, when the ground will let us go as we always did.
There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?
Now when I look back to the Guildford of that time it seems far more exotic to me than Nagasaki.
If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.
People aren’t quite sure what it means when a book is a Booker Prize winner. They’re not quite sure what is being recommended, what literary values it stands for, because every year it stands for something different.
People were incredibly kind to our family and went out of their way to help.
I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends.
Your life must now run the course that’s been set for it.
You say you’re sure? Sure that you’re in love? How can you know it? You think love is so simple?
A part of us stayed like that: fearful of the world around us, and-no matter how much we despised ourselves for it-unable quite to let each other go.
We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.
All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.
We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.
Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory…
Poor creatures. What did we do to you? With all our schemes and plans?
What I’m not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.