Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
- My Erdős number is six (Rossberg, Pagin, Westerståhl, Väänänen, Magidor, Erdős)
- I defeated the noted operator-theorist Gilles Pisier in a fly-swatting competition at Banach Algebras ’95
- My favourite aquatic fowl is the duck
- My signature dish is butter chicken: It is so good that it makes girls cry
- I like the French bookshops of London
- My favourite French verb is smurfer: to break-dance