“It’s hard to decide how to match words to music. It’s not like it’s twice the work. It’s always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I’m looking for. I’m not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.”

Ayumi Hamasaki

“There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.”

Thomas Fuller

“It’s hard to tell the story if you’re not involved yourself.”

Chiwetel Ejiofor

“I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.”

Steve Martin

“To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.”

Queen Elizabeth II