My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A paraphrase of something I once heard: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Finding, and staying in, the right frame of mind. For me this involves two things: learning to become comfortable with silence, and understanding the grander underpinnings of having the right attitude about life.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. So many choices but I'd start with Dostoyesvsky, and I'd ask, first, "How did you do that? and second, "Could you teach me?"
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not doing more with my life, earlier and faster.