Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
I’ve always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
As a writer, I’ve always been interested in others.
It’s the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture.
I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
My job is to look at what politics is doing, not be a politician myself.
I don’t go for people who lead full and satisfying lives.
There are some fundamental values it’s impossible to be wrong about.
I was born in the Second World War during the Nazi invasion of my country.
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.