My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Recognizing that I am just a human being, and even though I have millions of readers I will never give importance to the cult of celebrity, because that is a symptom of a sick society.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Hamlet, who in his lunacy found lucidity.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have several defects. Perhaps the biggest one is not expending more time being a friend of God, to understand the One who is hidden behind the veil of time and space.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the middle of a field, in the forest. I need solitude. For some it is distressing but to me an invitation to internalize, to search for myself.