I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals businesses and government.
Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves even if it means chaos and confusion.
Everything government touches turns to crap.
Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program every individual we are all going to have to sacrifice.
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it.
Candidly I believe most corporations actually don’t mind big government.
As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it’ll happen with the next government and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.
As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government.