My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a bird, who, even after suffering nocturnal tempests, in the morning rejoices jubilantly.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Recognizing that I am just a human being, and even though I have millions of readers I will never give importance to the cult of celebrity, because that is a symptom of a sick society.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Hamlet, who in his lunacy found lucidity.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fruit, fruit and fruit.