Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're bored, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Laziness. Mine or anybody's else's. I'm not real high on self-pity, either.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Moriarty has no peer, at least in my opinion.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. My personal heroes are Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., John Steinbeck and Admiral James Stockdale. I realize I don't have Holmes's intellect, Steinbeck's compassionate writing excellence, or Stockdale's personal courage. But I can at least do my best to emulate them.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Integrity, energy, imagination.