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On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:30:23 UTC Alessandro Pian (30) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being in any disgrace without hability to react
Where would you like to live?
On sea-side city, in a socially advanced country
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To see my ambitions and goals being achieved
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To those pursued without intention to damage anyone else than oneself
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
None in fiction, except maybe the final idealization of myself
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Montanelli, Rommel, Franz Josef I
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Angela Merkel
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Mona Sax ("Max Payne 2")
Your favorite painter?
Monet, Dali
Your favorite musician?
Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tuomas Holopainen
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, lucidity, empathy, sense of humour
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, lucidity, body care, sense of humour
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Playing instruments, designing software
Who would you have liked to be?
Alexander the Great, living at least till 40 so as to plan and develop his empire organization
Your most marked characteristic?
Not so much predictable
What do you most value in your friends?
Seeking feedback
What is your principle defect?
Lack of emotional sharing; too much understanding at times
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not having been educated
What would you like to be?
a Classic god
What is your favorite color?
Dark Blue
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The Eagle
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Edgar Allan Poe, Indro Montanelli
Who are your favorite poets?
Edgar Allan Poe, Giosuè Carducci (not the latter period), Alessandro Manzoni
Who are your heroes in real life?
Indro Montanelli, Erwin Rommel
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elisabeth I
What are your favorite names?
Mine of course
What is it you most dislike?
Careless for the others, superficial arrogance, stupidity
What historical figures do you most despise?
There are just so many
What event in military history do you most admire?
Canne... I would have never thought and been brave to accomplish what Hannibal did
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Some hard temper when necessary
How would you like to die?
When I have nothing more to show or achive
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
"No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full." (L.C. Sulla)

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