"Everyone tells me I’m not extravagant enough. I don’t mind spending money, but I don’t get much of a thrill out of it. You just end up with another object in your life and think: “Oh ****, now I’ve got to look after it.
The key to my success was obsession. I don’t really believe in luck; things happen to everyone, but you have to be ready for them. I decided early on that I was never going to get a [regular] job, because I never wanted to be in a position where I couldn’t act on something if it turned up.
It would be great if my children retained the confidence I had that things will work out, so have a try. So far they’ve done that – they’re very experimental." - Brian Eno via The Guardian