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’s your best quality?
A. Probably a kind of hang-in-there optimism that never seems to quit, even when I'm in the grips of the deepest depression.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. See above.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Immortality. Horribly tempting but dreadful to contemplate. But since it's not on offer yet, I'll have to settle for the usual fears of poverty and pain,
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Norwegian smoked salmon.