I believe in that connection between freedom and the city.
When you act dramatically in that way it often has a consequence that is very negative.
I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence.
I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something.
It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing.
My split with the university was over the fact that I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India.
I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that.
I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary.
Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances. He was very loyal. Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal. He hated passionately and irrationally.
It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life. You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing, you leave it. I've done it on several occasions.