The whole point of Gen X was, and continues to be, a negation of being forced into Baby Boomerdom against one's will.
I didn't want to have people open doors for me. My dad never made a call on my behalf to anyone – not to a producer, a director, or a casting agent.
Britain rightly sees herself as a global good citizen, but she must reconcile ambition with power, ends with means – shedding utopian idealism in favour of a more rugged internationalism, putting the national interest first, not last.
My house is solar powered. I tell Republicans, 'You can hate the subsidies – I hate the subsidies, too – but you can't hate solar panels.'
If I had planned to score double and triple hundreds, I would probably not have made them ever.
Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession.