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. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Nothing I can write down here.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Dracula or Moriarty. If played by anybody.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Cary Grant. Or maybe Mick Jagger. I can't stand his music, but, boy, he must have had a good time.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not having directed more plays and films. Working with actors, designers, technicians and all is a wonderful break from the solitariness of writing, and whenever I've done it it's worked out rather well.