"If you were to die and come back as a person or thing," Studs Terkel was once asked, "what do you think it would be?" Terkel's reply? "A multilingual concierge at a posh hotel -- taunting the pelfy guests, leading them down the garden path, bearing a remarkable resemblance to Henry Daniel!"
[And if he could choose what to come back as? "A rambling alley mutt in a world of milady lapdogs, having a high old time breaking down class distinctions."]