“I was in and out of hospital for various reasons as a kid, and I do think it’s kind of strengthening, I really do think it strengthened me and I you know wouldn’t wish hospital on any child, but I think that when things are difficult and when things- I don’t know- aren’t ideal, well, the old saying What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is very, very, very true and I don’t think I know whether those things "means ” that mean that I’m successful, but, I do think it means, I don’t know, I knew that life wasn’t going to even though I’ve been extremely lucky , I would never say that I haven’t I’ve been very, very lucky, but I knew that life wasn’t just going to give me a pass and everything was going to fall in my lap- you have to work but you also have to- be sensitive and open and just recognize opportunities and things and people and know which people are good for you and which people aren’t good for you"
With a book I’m the writer, and I’m also the director, and I’m all of the actors, and I’m the special effects guy, and the lighting technician. I’m all of that. So if it’s good or bad, it’s all up to me.
One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.