Par 1 Vladimir de Pachmann has Liszt as his one idol—he copies his trick of speaking in a mixture of three languages, he thinks and even talks of him as he plays.
Par 2 He has one hatred—germs—and generally washes his plate with red wine before eating. This, he explains, kills the microbes. And he has one great belief—that his vitality and health are due to the fact that he was a thirteenth child. The real reason, I think, is that he is eupeptic and consequently able to break all the rules of the food faddists, never to feel tired, to enjoy life and make others enjoy it, too.