The key to his success, he frequently said, was to conspire with children against adults.
"It's the path to their affections," he said in an interview earlier this year with the London newspaper The Independent. "It may be simplistic, but it is the way. Parents and schoolteachers are the enemy. The adult is the enemy of the child because of the awful process of civilizing this thing that when it is born is an animal with no manners, no moral sense at all."
September 13, 2016
My son John reminds me... with quotes from his 1990 obituary.