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On Tue, 18 Dec 12 04:10:01 UTC Adrian Bauza (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing the ability to love, thus losing the ability to create and appreciate.
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere secluded enough to be at peace, but close enough to people not to lose the grasp of humanity.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Whatever my spiritual desires mandate at the moment.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
The extreme of self-isolation.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Hard to say by name, but I like heroes who stand for ideas, those who aren't necessarily relatable, but actually drive the plot towards what it's intended.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The ones who aren't functional devices but givers of actual food for thought.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who bypass ridiculous labels of womanhood and seek understanding of their humanity instead.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who aren't "strong female characters", but simply characters. I like to see virtues and flaws, roughness and tenderness, laughter and tears. Pretty much the same I look for on male characters.
Your favorite painter?
Kandinsky, Goya, Bacon, Gaugin. Too many to mention, but those are definitely top.
Your favorite musician?
The first human to ever come up with music. Without them, Miles Davis, Brian Eno and Justin Broadrick would be just names.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Compassion, curiosity, humanity
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Compassion, curiosity, humanity.
Your favorite virtue?
Inborn virtues. Inquisitiveness being my favourite.
Your favorite occupation?
Living, which takes me to reading, writing, observing, studying, consequently making me full of awe.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
Honesty and my perennial search for knowledge.
What do you most value in your friends?
Probity and warmth.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not being surprised by anything anymore.
What would you like to be?
Myself, but better.
What is your favorite color?
All shades of green.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Snowy owl.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Kerouac, Thoreau, Borges, Valle-Inclán, Camus, DFW, Pynchon, Eugenides. Too many to name.
Who are your favorite poets?
Frost, Cummings, Yeats, Bukowski, Ginsberg. Again, too many to name.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Madame Curie.
What are your favorite names?
Anything but my middle name.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
El Ché, Marx, Kropotkin, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin, Engels, et cetera.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Anytime when bullets are no longer fired.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Wise and loved.
What is your present state of mind?
Some kind of tense peace.
What is your motto?
Be enlightened.

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