(On his first travelogue "Around the world in 80 days" and the attitude he had in the beginning of this part of his career)
Michael: I went onto the boat acting like Phileas Fogg, I wore a ridiculous hat and straight white socks which made me look like someone from the school rowing eight or a junior minister on a fact-finding mission. I looked like a prat trying to play the awkward Englishman abroad. By the end of the boat trip, I'd given that up. I realised I should just be myself.