“There was a time in my life when I was going in and out of houses that were extraordinarily different – from a working-class terrace in Northampton to the homes of friends who were really very wealthy. It was quite an odd position to be in.”

Mark Haddon

“Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less .”

Noise: a stench in the ear. Ambrose Bierce