I’m a late riser. My day doesn’t get going until after 10am. I’m a compulsive breakfast eater and notorious radio listener (I listen to different radio stations – Tilos, Kossuth, Dankó and Bartók – in different rooms). Then I take my time in the bathroom, with the result that I’m usually late.
My tastes happily encompass mainstream classical music, techno, deep house, etc. I couldn’t pick a specific artist or genre.
My preference is to read works and reports on sociological topics. I’m not a big reader of novels. I like György Moldova’s early writings and his descriptions of social groups, which are absolutely on the mark. I’m interested in anything to do with prisons. Most recently I read Krisztián Ungváry’s The Siege of Budapest.
I’d definitely like to make it to New York, and I’d like to return to Havana. I was there once at the age of 16 when I ran away from home, and then again in 2007 following a significant turning point in my life. Both times I found something there, and years later it dawned on me what I‘d experienced. I feel like there’s still something there waiting for me and I need another turn in the city.
I prefer eating out. I’m a lousy cook. I can say without any false modesty though that I lay the table beautifully. In fact, I’m a compulsive table layer. I’m not able to eat without a napkin and I have a penchant for fine glassware. I’d like to live to the age of 107, so I’m saving learning to cook until I hit 60.
I’m an avid news reader, but only online.
I like slim-fit Italian floral shirts. I’ve got a favourite shirt: it’s from Naracamicie and has tiny spring flowers all over it.
Our sense of aesthetics changes as trends do, so perhaps there’s nothing I’d rule out.
Jesus, Siddhartha and perhaps Gandhi.
I had a girlfriend in the early '90s, whose father, Tamás Hibó, was a graphic designer. At that time I didn’t realise what an impact he had on me. He often sat me down beside him and talked a lot and told me about society. I didn’t grasp it at the time, but I’ve since realised how much he influenced my view of the world and my desire for freedom.
They should seek the thing in which they can realise themselves through being creative. They should try to live as consciously and freely as possible. They should focus on pleasure but live in moderation. I advise them to follow the path of freedom, because freedom is a great responsibility and, to my mind, the greatest responsibility there is.