Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
My Life in 8 Words
MURDER BY THE BOOK
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're bored, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Integrity, energy, imagination.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. My secret dream would be to play in a rock band, but I have absolutely no musical talent. I can't even hum on key.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Again, I'm not qualified to say. Maybe my intense curiousity about everything around me - that, in my opinion, is the most important quality a writer can have.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. It's never happened in my lifetime, and probably never will, but I think I would personally get as close to perfect happiness as is possible for me if the San Francisco Giants ever won the World Series. I've been waiting since I fell in love with baseball in 1958.