Ptolemy Tompkins

Ptolemy Tompkins has been an editor at Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines and is the author of four books. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet.com, Harper’s, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York.

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Ptolemy Tompkins
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I'll have to to go with Heraclitus' line: "Character is fate." Which doesn't mean that I think I have a particularly good character. I just think it's true.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Spaghetti or opium.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jack, in same.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A benign poltergeist would be pretty fun, at least for a while. Maybe in the future.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Out of it, but in it. (See question 4 above)

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