From the Wiki entry on the author:

Trevanian said of his fans:
“The Trevanian Buff is a strange and wonderful creature: an outsider, a natural elitist, not so much a cynic as an idealist mugged by reality, not just one of those who march to a different drummer, but the solo drummer in a parade of one.”

My words have always been, “practical idealist.”

Love the man’s stuff. May he RIP.