Do you want a list of what my dogs taught me? Patience, perspective, joy, loyalty, the simplicity and presence of their joy. That’s a really great daily reminder, bad stuff happens, difficult stuff happens and you take them out onto the beach and you go “OK, now I see”.

You tell them the current political situation in the world and they go “should we go for a walk?” And you go, right, that’s the correct answer.

Tilda Swinton, actress