I've never been at home here... People say I'm so serious and depressing, but it seems to me that the English are never serious - they are flippant, complacent, ineffable, but never serious - and this is maddening.
Haffenden interview, 1985
'I suppose this is home now but I find it very disconcerting ... it's a different sort of conversation one has here. Full of jokes.'
Leaving Home, Ch. 9