Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit.
Bio: Craig Anthony Raine is an English poet. Along with Christopher Reid, he is the best-known exponent of Martian poetry. He was a fellow of New College, Oxford from 1991 to 2010 and is now emeritus professor.