My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never give in to self-righteousness, your own or other people's.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Swimming in clear blue water off a tropical beach, looking forward to lunch.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Immortality. Horribly tempting but dreadful to contemplate. But since it's not on offer yet, I'll have to settle for the usual fears of poverty and pain,
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Impossible to say without sound pious or frivolous.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Probably a kind of hang-in-there optimism that never seems to quit, even when I'm in the grips of the deepest depression.