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On Fri, 09 Nov 12 19:45:26 UTC Alejandro Amoretti (28) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being not madly in love with anything
Where would you like to live?
In a[n at least seemingly infinite] library
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Striving without thinking about striving
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Indolence, overconsciousness, cleverness, fear
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Homer's Diomedes, Chaucer's Troilus, Lermontov's Pechorin, Dickens' Sydney Carton, Calvino's me
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Kant, Nietzsche, David Bowie, DFW
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mary Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, most old ladies, most women in Colombia
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Chaucer's Criseyde, Dostoevsky's Sonya Semyonovna, Vonnegut's Circe Berman
Your favorite painter?
Clyfford Still
Your favorite musician?
Efrim Menuck
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Toss up between eyes and breasts
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Writing, when I'm in it
Who would you have liked to be?
A better football player
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
The indestructibility of their characters, their indefatigable humor
What is your principle defect?
Slowness of brain
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never be loved madly by a beautiful woman whom I madly love
What would you like to be?
A man who has written something that has meant the world to somebody
What is your favorite color?
Blue (though lately it's been darkening to black)
What is your favorite flower?
I can't visualize it without it being in front of me
What is your favorite bird?
Nightingale (only because of Keats)
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Dostoevsky, Mann, Borges, BolaƱos, DFW, Eugenides
Who are your favorite poets?
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, Jon Davis, myself
Who are your heroes in real life?
DFW, Christopher Nolan, Trey Stone and Matt Parker
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Forough Farrokhzad
What are your favorite names?
Right now, Tchoupitoulas and Samantha
What is it you most dislike?
The feeling of losing the heartbeat of a story or poem during its composition
What historical figures do you most despise?
Most of them
What event in military history do you most admire?
I'm really only familiar with the military events fictionalized in Tolstoy. I admired how Kutuzov kicked Napolean's ass
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Photographic memory
How would you like to die?
After sex or while reading "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
What is your present state of mind?
Stimulated by coffee and a bit scattered but free from depression
What is your motto?
Get your shit together

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