“Tell the truth about human beings and the world they live in. Stick to the present. The here and now. That’s where the magic is.
“I always knew that, if I were to create legends, then they must be firmly routed in detail.
“Really, what I do is to dream. To dream with my eyes wide open. And I can’t think of any more fortunate existence than this, than to daydream… to be paid for retreating into my private world.”
John Braine – The Magic is Here & Now BBC documentary