It is still a surprise when people tell me that I’ve had an influence on them, particularly when it’s someone I really respect.
Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.
The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers. In Maurice’s name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.
Whenever I go out, so many people who respect me ask me what to do in a certain situation. A lot of times, I didn’t know the answers because sometimes I was going through the same sort of thing. But then later on, I would think of things that people told me.
Give your teachers the respect they deserve, because they are the ones who can help you get where you need to go.