My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never say with eight words what you can say with nine. I don't really do mottos.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. This changes but yesterday I watched Alan Rusbridger (editor of the Guardian) talking before a British government select committee defending his paper's publication of the Edward Snowdon leaks and he spoke clearly with staggering common sense and integrity. Today I think he's the person I most admire.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Dancing. I would be an amazing dancer. All kind of dancing. Tap, tango, breakdancing, everything. I'd be the don of all things dance. For the moment I don't really dance. If you asked me tomorrow the answer might well be different.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A cat?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I admire all manner of historical and mythical figures but I don't particularly identify with any of them.