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 is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Laziness. Mine or anybody's else's. I'm not real high on self-pity, either.
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.
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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Truthfully, I'm envious of Baloo the Bear in Disney's Jungle Book. I always thought he had everything just where he wanted it to be.