With green or possibly black tea.
It’s always aligned to my work. Right now I’m listening to Dés [László Dés], because we’ll be working together. You can give me Bach, Beethoven and Mozart any time. I can’t listen to music while working though. It’s quite a problem, but there you go.
There’s no single book or piece of music that I would keep reading or listening to fanatically. My preferences keep changing. Although I could probably pick a favourite book or music, it’s much closer to the truth when I say that I don’t have a particular favourite. Or to put it in a different way, I have tons but it would be unfair to single out just one or two.
I’m not sure I understand the question – everyone cooks now and then surely. So both, though I only cook rarely.
I seldom read magazines.
Do people tend to think about what their favourite item of clothing is? I’ve worn jeans all my life. I can’t think what else it could be.
I can’t really imagine myself wearing, for example, a yellow-and- green checked jacket, brogues with flaps or a bright purple jacket.
I don’t really know. Perhaps Jolán Sárbogárdi: The Angel of the Body, but that’s also a laboured choice, since I could have mentioned any number of them.
With anyone from the famous Hungarian literary journal Nyugat, and other prominent literary figures from Berzsenyi to Örkény. And also with Joyce and Hašek. Obviously with Hašek I’d drink more than just coffee. I could say these are my two favourite authors but it wouldn’t be fair because what about Thomas Mann, the great Russian and Czech authors and so on?
It’s the same thing as having to mention a single book. You can’t mention just one person. There are a lot of people I discussed here, so let’s say all of them, some directly and some indirectly.
Probably this is the advice I’d give (though I don’t believe there could be just one piece of advice): listen to everyone, but don’t believe anyone.