• "There's always a question of duration, there's a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want - you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you."
  • "The budget is tight, and that is exactly where we want it to be and where we need it to be."
  • "When I'm up on stage, I don't think about anything except the song I'm singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can't think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow!"
  • "I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don't like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge."
  • "If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral."
  • "Do you want to feel good, or do you want to do good?"
  • "If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed - like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese."
  • "I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn't want to copy anybody's style."
  • "You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd - even if you want to."
  • "I don't think you want to give all the answers, but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question, and not all questions should be answered."