We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
A book comes and says, 'Write me'. My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate.
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect.
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.