No, I never thought about my image. It interests me that there are people who do, that they seem to be methodical about it.
I used to be an amateur inventor when I was a kid; I'm always inventing something.
When I am at a dinner table, I love to ask everybody, 'How long do you think our species might last?' I've read that the average age of a species, of any species, is about two million years. Is it possible we can have an average life span as a species? And do you picture us two million years more or a million and a half years, or 5,000?
It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
Mark Z. Danielewski