The "Be More Kind" title is based on a line from a Clive James poem first published in the June 3, 2013 issue of The New Yorker
in which the Australian broadcaster and author describes his own mortality. Turner explained to HMV.com
"He's one of my favorite writers and he's terminally ill and he's been writing poems about the end of his life. In a poem called 'Leçons des ténèbres', he writes 'I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late'. For a man of his wisdom can say that I think it's a lesson worth paying attention to."