About

When were you happiest?
Probably during a few years when I was growing up in the countryside.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Irritability.

What are the traits you most deplore in others?
Cruelty. [Kindness is prime among the virtues I think.]

Describe yourself in three words
Mostly easy-going.

What’s the closest you have come to death?
Probably when I was ‘Chloroformed’ by an acquaintance.

What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you?
Your dad is dead.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A pilot. Then a photographer.

Would you choose fame or anonymity?
Anonymity.

Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
No.

Which living person do you most despise, and why?
I don’t think I despise anyone.

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Not having kids.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I would not begin drinking alcohol.