I just saw Doris Lessing's reaction to winning the Nobel Prize.
"Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."
"I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," Lessing said. "I'm 88 years old and they can't give the Nobel to someone who's dead, so I think they were probably thinking they'd probably better give it to me now before I've popped off."
Holy cow. She's more crotchety than crotchety. Awesome.