When I do work, I feel the same sort of urgency as I ever did. If I didn't feel that, I don't think I would wish to be doing it. I wouldn't really see the point.
I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.
Perhaps I'm particularly serious, because I'm not unaware of the potential absurdity of what I'm doing.
It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.
Germans don't speak in a German accent, they just speak German.
I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.
If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker's workshop is not the place to express it.
There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation, a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that.
I like things that make you grit your teeth. I like tucking my chin in and sort of leading into the storm. I like that feeling. I like it a lot.
I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching.
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