What can I fear when my shield, my water of life, has come? Today is a day of glory. Today I am like Solomon, with the ring of abundance on my finger and the divine crown on my head. I can fly for he has given me wings. I can roar like a lion. I can rise like dawn. - Rumi
"I’ve walked about with Benedict in public and (the attention he gets) is full-on. He’s so gracious and has learnt how to manage it, but I get really protective and want to hide him. The fact that he has become this ginormous sex symbol is a bit of a surprise to him. He’s a nice sex symbol to have. He’s bright as a button and funny; he’s not just a six-pack."
- interview with Louise Brealey, Stylist Magazine - 01/07/14