By Ray Pride

Nick Pinkerton

“If The Myth of the Artistic Genius is due for a bit of debunking, we might also do well to remember that it’s a stumbling block that many business interests would also be very happy to be rid of, save for the few cases where temperament has proven consistently and enormously profitable. These interests have every inducement to failsafe intellectual properties from the tarnish of any one creator’s individual personal improprieties, when necessary separating the art from the artist and passing it along—a practice a bit like fitting a severed head on someone else’s body.”
~ Nick Pinkerton

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What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
To have to die.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

What is your favourite smell?
Fracas perfume by Robert Piguet.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
The lost plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
~ Isabelle Huppert at 65

“I come from a generation where men were men. There’s nothing soft or touchy-feely about any of us, where we were from in Wales. There’s a negative side to that, because we’re not very good at receiving love or giving it. We don’t understand it. After Richard Burton died, his brother Graham invited me to the Dorchester where they were all having a get-together, the wives and the men, all the sisters and brothers. All pissed. And I noticed the women were sipping their ports and brandy, but all the men were, ‘Come on, drink! Drink!’ I thought, ‘There’s something very Greek about this.’ Men together. You know, like the bouzouki dancers. It’s not homosexuality, but it is a sexuality, a kind of bonding. That’s what I was thinking of.”
~ Anthony Hopkins