When I notice how carefully arranged his hair is and when I watch him adjusting the parting with one finger, I cannot imagine that this man could conceive of such a wicked thing as to destroy the Roman constitution.
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.
When I negotiated the ceasefire in Gaza with President Morsi, he was, you know, very involved.
When I needed to think or was really upset, generally I climbed a tree.
When I needed to overcome the low expectations of others or the bias that would be expressed in one circumstance or another, I'd keep on keeping on. And I climb over the obstacle, go around it, dig under it, fly over it. That's what kept me going. Otherwise I would have never been an astrophysicist.
When I need to work up my nerve to write a tough column, I try to think of myself as Emma Peel in a black leather catsuit.
When I need to wipe my face, I use the back of my hand, And I like to take up space just because I can, And I use my dress to wipe up my drink. I care less and less what people think.
When I need to think of, like, a peaceful scene or something, I think of my back garden in summertime. And whenever I hear the lawnmower next door, I always think it's really peaceful.
When I need to take a side, I write a newspaper article and I tell my government, You should not do that, you should do this. They don't listen to me, but I've been doing this for sixty years now. But, when I write a novel, I am not in that business. I follow the way people change. I follow the way people, who are very antagonized to one another become very close to one another and vice-versa. Sometimes I follow the way people who are intimately close to each other move apart.
When I need to take a side, I write a newspaper article and I tell my government, You should not do that, you should do this. They don't listen to me, but I've been doing this for sixty years now. But, when I write a novel, I am not in that business.
When I need to see the president, I make a request directly to his scheduler. I don't have to ask anybody's permission to see the president except the president. Some weeks, I see him multiple times. Some weeks, I don't see him at all.
When I need to relax, I love to go to the movies or watch a good TV series. I also practice a lot of sport, mostly tennis and swimming.
When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner -- and how that winner might be me.
When I need to know the meaning of a word, I look it up in a dictionary.
When I need to identify rebels, I look for men with principles.
When I need to get away from my desk, I tend to take walks or go places. I also like to bead -- working with beads to make jewellery.
When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals.
When I need somebeast to tell me m'name I'll jolly well ask m'self. Pish tush! The very idea, tellin' a chap his own moniker!
When I need quick info, Twitter tells me.