"I thought I was going to respect history. The way I see it there’s nothing my characters can’t do. They don’t know they’re a part of history. My characters would have changed the course of the war had they existed." (x)
"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?" "One day, I was sent home from my final exams because my mother had not been able to pay the registration fees. On the way home, a man came up to me and asked what was wrong. ‘Nothing,’ I told him. He asked me again. So I told him that I’d been sent home from school. He then gave me the money I needed to take my exams. I’d never seen him before, and I’ve never seen him again."