Quotes by Scottish authors
I've been listening to a new band called Wolf Alice, courtesy of my son. The vocalist, Ellie Rowsell, has a gorgeous voice.
What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?
I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
I've always loved Scotland, and I'm not a huge fan of big cities, to be honest. I like them to dip into for a bit, but I'm not sure I would want to live in one again.
The Hollywood image of the movie business is all about ambition and high achievers like James Cameron. But the British film industry is much more about men who wear cravats and work with model trains and hope another series of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' will be commissioned.
In an era when we complain about bland drivers, who are very on-message and very professional, Lewis always gives you a feeling of where he is at, whether he is at the peak of ecstasy or in the depths of despair.
There are so many different ways of making people laugh and sometimes you sit down to watch something that everyone says is hilarious and within a couple of minutes you realise its comedy that isn't for you.
When I was younger, I did a TV show in the U.K. for a couple years, and I learned a lot from that. It taught me a lot about being known amongst your peers and having to deal with a lot of derision from them.
There's nothing quite like sitting watching the telly on a Saturday night. It has such a nice, homely feel.
Scotland's relationship with Malawi is perhaps unique - with almost every town or village in Scotland having some connection.
I like to get off my phone because when I sit with my phone, I don't feel creative cos I'm just sitting reading other people's things.
If you are ever on stage, and it feels as though the audience is not laughing at the right points or are not quite as engaged as you'd hope, you have to remember there is always somebody who might be falling in love with this world and having an epiphany. I was that person.
I created something that became a phenomenon without becoming a prisoner to it.
Well, there's this culture on Instagram where everyone uses filters and lighting, or people smooth their skin out. It's this weird thing. We all know it's not real and we all complain about it, yet we all do it.
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