Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.
The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.
Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.