I just saw Doris Lessing's reaction to winning the Nobel Prize.

I'm still laughing:

"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.