Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.
The greatest religions convert the world through stories.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.
I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare.
I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors, was happy, was miserable.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.