- Anyone who was once a child should have at least one children's book in them.
- Macca the paperback writer, Guardian, (22 March 2005)
- Respect is fatal, isn't it?
- Talking Shop, BBC News, (12 June 2007) link
Carrying the Elephant
- He wanted to make a mirror. Glass, mercury and a wooden frame- the perfect mirror. But he was no good at it. So he went to the people he knew and asked them for a mirror. All they could give him were bits of old mirror. He took these home, stuck them on a board and hung it up. It's a mirror.
- "dear joe, your wild noisy huge brother is dead.
I couldn't do what my parents did:
bring two boys, four years apart through the maze."
- It's nice of you to say you'll always remember him. You won't.
- "People are good," he said. "They'll all
be good to you. Except one."
- "I mucked about with his hair. His shoes
were where he left them. His shoes are where he
- "You ask me how it's possible for me to carry on. I wonder
if I look like someone who looks like
it's possible to carry on."
- "Bloody music. I hate the way it infiltrates."
- "It didn't work out the way it's supposed to."
- "Sometimes because I'm sad I do bad things.
I can't tell you what they are.
They are too bad. And it's not fair on the cat."
- Sad is anywhere. It comes along and finds you.
- There must be candles.