I imagine there are people who would prefer to live in the SCA. I don’t feel that way. I think as my life has got better, I want to escape less.

If you haven’t got much of an imagination, reading a book is not going to do much for you. Whereas I can get lost in a book, so far that I’ll go past my bus stop. There’s a fine line between doing that just to fill in the boredom of a bus trip, and wanting life to go away while you read your books. And I think a lot of people do want that.

It was a teacher at school that described it to me: people who are two-sevenths people, people who only live two sevenths of their life. As far as they’re concerned, when they work, they’re just going to work, and they don’t really like what they do but they’ve got to do it because that’s what you do.