A. I stole it from F.J.Foakes-Jackson, a Cambridge scholar and clergyman: “It’s no use trying to be clever—we are all clever here; just try to be kind—a little kind.”
A. "When I am laid in earth" - Dido's song by Purcell, Scarborough Fair, "I get along without you very well" by Chet Baker, Loser by Beck, O Salutaris Hostia
A. "Oh, I am so sorry, I forgot." "I'll just have a cup of tea before I start."
A. Apart from the real big ones, that we all presumably have, such as something bad happening to the people I love - my greatest fear is boredom. It hasn't happened very often since I grew up.
A. Nobody much. I would probably identify more strongly with the people who are not in history, the mute inglorious Miltons, the women who didn't have rooms of their own.