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. 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 is your greatest achievement?
A. That's not for me to say.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "This isn't good enough."
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. It's never happened in my lifetime, and probably never will, but I think I would personally get as close to perfect happiness as is possible for me if the San Francisco Giants ever won the World Series. I've been waiting since I fell in love with baseball in 1958.