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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fruit, fruit and fruit.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Being a gardener, tending the flowers, making them spectacular to my eyes.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. A life without dreams is a sky without stars, a spring without flowers, a mind without creativity. Dreams are not wishes, but life projects.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Thinking about death. I think it puts an end to a fascinating life. On the other hand, I take comfort in thinking that life is a grand text, and death is just a comma, because the text is still being written in eternity.