Deborah Meyler: What Are You Reading?
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I stole it from F.J.Foakes-Jackson, a Cambridge scholar and clergyman: “It’s no use trying to be clever—we are all clever here; just try to be kind—a little kind.”
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I am not telling you.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. There are many kinds of happiness. I think they all involve the understanding that they are temporary.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Apparently I am sunny. I would say I am enthusiastic.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Oh, I am so sorry, I forgot." "I'll just have a cup of tea before I start."