My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Do your best.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I hate to say them; I'm afraid everyone will notice them now---but I check and recheck to try to get rid of all the "well"s, "just"s, "only"s and "merely"s.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. lots of free time and all the books and DVD's I want
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I never thought I would say this, but I admire Elizabeth Taylor. She's weathered a lot of unhappiness and seems to have maintained her balance and she's done a great deal of good with her work on behalf of AIDS patients.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. de Bois-Gilbert, the Templar Knight in Ivanhoe; I found his love and desire for Rebecca and his inner struggles, his desire to save her, all to be much more compelling than the bland and noble hero.