I am provocative, and I admit this. It isn't as if I'm only on the receiving end, a poor, frail little creature. I can be thoroughly nasty when I get going, and I don't pull my punches.
I am provoked at the contempt which most historians show for humanity in general; one would think by them, that the whole human species consisted but of about a hundred and fifty people, called and dignified (commonly very undeservedly too) by the titles of Emperors, Kings, Popes, Generals, and Ministers.
I am publicly apolitical.
I am pushed by my critics. I don't want to say I want to prove them wrong, but it pushes me on the field to play with a chip on my shoulder, and I play best when I have a chip on my shoulder.
I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
I am putting every effort toward creating my works from morning till night on every single day.
I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.
I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
I am puzzled by people today who, after moralizing about the need for cooperation and goodwill and love-thy-neighbor-as-thyself, suddenly invoke the most primitive, barbarous motivations for any kind of progress.
I am puzzled that Conway Morris apparently doesn't grasp the equally strong (and inevitable) personal preferences embedded in his own view of life.
I am quick to adopt new ideas. If there is something good, I will follow it and implement it. I adopted information technology in 1985.
I am quite a calm player. I do have a go at players and refs in the heat of the moment, but I never throw my toys out of the pram.
I am quite a cheerful, dark person. On the outside, I'm optimistic but I expect the worst to happen.
I am quite a dreamer. I think we all are dreamers. We all don't like to live a practical life all the time. There is a thin line between our hopes and dreams.
I am quite a physical chap -- I think that's why my waist and physique are pretty much the same as when I was a kid, although my chest is a lot bigger.
I am quite a positive person. I always try to see the good in every situation, the good in everybody.
I am quite a private person.
I am quite a relaxed person out of the car, but in the car I am aggressive, I never give up, I fight to the end and I try 100% all the time.
I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it... I didn't want to be soft because I felt I had to be so hard to get people to believe in me.