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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A drink before dinner on a perfect summer evening in my garden - or somewhere similar. "Perfect happiness" implies a permanent state of happiness, but it doesn't work like that. Happiness happens in moments. Often it takes you by surprise, but you have to be open to it and able to recognise it whan it creeps up on you. "Goodness me," you say to yourself in mild surprise, "I'm actually in this moment totally happy".
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Van Helsing or Sherlock Holmes. Especially if played by Peter Cushing.
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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Mozart. "How did you do it?"