My Life in 8 Words
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. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Really? Okay, let's see. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" -- Joy Division. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" -- U2. "Dreaming" -- Blondie. "Moonlight Mile" -- The Rolling Stones. "I Am the Resurrection" -- The Stone Roses
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Weak character in spots. (See question 1)
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Georg Trakl (eccentric early 20th century Austrian poet). Talk about someone who wanted to be in the world but out of it.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Changes by the book, though there are always a lot. In The Modern Book of the Dead, "utterly" was a problem.