I'm feeling a bit introspective here on an October evening and so I'm going to engage in the guilty pleasure of pretending I'm being interviewed..
While skimming across the net I found the following interview, originally with Yves Saint Lauren. I like the questions, so here goes!
What is your chief characteristic?
What is your principal fault?
What is your favourite quality in a man?
And in a woman?
Who is your favourite historical figure?
Basho, the haiku poet.
Who are your living heroes?
People who dare to speak aloud thoughts, write stories and create art that might get them killed by the world's ignorant and greedy.
Who would you like to be, if you could?
J.R.R. Tolkien, my favorite author. He was a dreamer and a scholar, and quite successful at both.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Getting fan mail... and money for whatever I did that brought on the fan mail.
What is your idea of misery?
Settling for less- particularly from myself.
Where would you like to live?
Some interesting and beautiful places I haven't lived yet. Although here is good, too.
What talent would you like to have?
Being good at math.
For what fault do you have the most toleration?
Over-exuberance, especially in youth.
Who are your favourite painters? (I'll stick to the classics, as Yves did)
Da Vinci and Monet
Who are your favourite composers?
Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsokov , I love the moody romance of the Russians.
What is your favourite colour?
Of all things, what do you most detest?
Have you got a motto?
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."
What would you like to do right now?
I would like to make a somewhat more than comfortable living from my creative endeavors, and so have plenty of extra money to help young artists and writers get started, causing me to be a widely celebrated and well loved old fart.