My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I can't imagine ever being in a position where I might need one, or could use one without looking like an imbecile. "A guilty conscience needs to confess," you say. "A work of art is a confession." You think you sound like Dorothy Parker, but actually you sound like the windy old buffoon you so patently are. I wouldn't mind having my own catchphrase, though, if I could only think of one that wouldn't get on my family's nerves after about five minutes. So it would probably be - "I'll put the kettle on, shall I?", or; "Yes, you can play on the Wii."
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Dr Who
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. The constant fear of loss and the sense of time slipping away.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At home on a sunny day, writing well.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Yossarian, Indiana Jones, David Tenant's Dr Who.