"It works just the same, if everybody believes in it. It's like that Tinkerbell person, you know."
"-Off Peter Pan."
"Quite. If you believe in anything enough it'll be true. That's why I'm still alive-
because I don't believe in death."
"I don't "do" death. It is not for me. Other people, maybe-
if they're into that sort of thing.
The problem with death is that it's very hard to undo once one has done it,
and what if death goes out of fashion?"
"Well, then one would be demode.
You can't reinvent yourself either. Elvis did- he lost weight.
I didn't have to die to lose weight.
In any case, why The Magical Fashion Island didn't work is because people didn't believe in it hard enough."
At this point the people were escorted outside by my butler, and I sat down to read the newspapers."