the story is better. "Well, I did invent the world's largest x-ray focusing telescope when scientists around the world were claiming it could not be done." - after photographer noted his knowledge about photographer's camera.
“Some aches and pains, but I’m enjoying being eighty. It’s not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I underestimated the pleasures. of an unstructured life."---(So looking forward to this)- Humans of NY