Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I admire people who have the capacity to be happy. It's rarer than you think.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, honesty, honesty.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Jason Compson in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. A truly convincing monster.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Steak. I had steak for breakfast in Boston once. It worked surprisingly well as a breakfast food.