Quanta Magazine has a fun Q&A with Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Remember the Dyson Sphere? Yeah, that was him. Also: great ears.
Rather than wade further out of my depth, I will share this highlight:
Whatever the reasons (and there were oh so many reasons), I went ahead and finished a goddamn doctoral degree in English Literature, which serves mostly now to punctuate mundane office chatter with the occasional “Doctor Au” joke. Get it?