Old Masters ➝

John D. Rockefeller in his 80s was known to his business associates as a crazy old man possessed by the stubborn and ferocious will to know why the world wags and what wags it, less interested in money than in the solving of a problem in geography or corporate combination. By sources reliably informed I'm told that Warren Buffett, 84, and Rupert Murdoch, 83, never quit asking questions.

Men and women, at old ages—from author, filmmaker, actor, actress, artist, painter, singer, drummer, runner, fund manager, lawyer, senator, naturalist, illustrator, and architect—all are at their good time.

Interviews are accompanied by an essay by Lewis Lapham, himself on the cusp of 80.

(via Kottke)