Would you rather have satisfaction while you live or glory after your death?
“It’s good to be satisfied while you’re alive but I happen to be peculiarly obsessed with the historical perspective. I’m really hung up on it, in fact. There are some people who work for the present and some people who work for what they are going to say about you afterwards. I sometimes imagine my ghost hovering around the printing presses keeping an eye on what’s being said about me. It’s stupid to work for posterity but I do.” (Musical Express, 1981)