E. J. Patten
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Not necessarily in order: "Foruna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna" by Carl Orff. "Battle of Evermore" by Led Zepplin. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. "Black Wings" by Tom Waits.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would want to meet Caesar, and I would say, "Beware the ides of March...also, Brutus is plotting to kill you. You might want to look into that. Oh, and, er, could I borrow some money--you being an emperor and all? Just until my next advance comes in, I swear I'm good for it! No? Fine then, forget what I said about the ides!"
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Compassion. Adaptability. A sense of humor.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Eggsplint Poppycock, the Nearly Unknown. He was the most famous beet farming serf in the small Roman village of Snarquisquid in the forgettable middle part of the 4th century.