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On Fri, 18 May 18 01:32:10 UTC Alex answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be alone
Where would you like to live?
With my family
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Lots of people around.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I don't read. I can't read.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Michelle Obama
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I don't read. I can't read.
Your favorite painter?
Salvador Dali
Your favorite musician?
Ray Charles
The quality you most admire in a man?
A man who is his own man.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
A woman who is her own woman, but who also submits to the man.
Your favorite virtue?
Honor. Got not time for dishonor.
Your favorite occupation?
Floating through life, being a grifter.
Who would you have liked to be?
I'm doing what I would have liked to have done, I do what I want.
Your most marked characteristic?
I'm honorable.
What do you most value in your friends?
Honor and loyalty. Honesty does't hurt, but I can get by on less than honesty.
What is your principle defect?
Using violence as a solution to problems.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Being surrounded by disloyalty. Not being able to count on your team.
What would you like to be?
In charge.
What is your favorite color?
Black--is there another?
What is your favorite flower?
All of them--what God creates, I admire.
What is your favorite bird?
The Hawk. He's in charge. He's loyal.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Can't read.
Who are your favorite poets?
I remember hearing Ginsberg read Howl. I liked that.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Not too many men deserve the title. They haven't had a hero in this country since the 60's. Men of today have no honor.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Angela Davis, Jackie Kennedy, Rosa Parks--none of 'em sat down anywhere but where they wanted to.
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Richard Nixon. Joe MacCarthy.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Cuban Missile Crisis--that's how real men handle their business.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to hit a baseball.
How would you like to die?
Doing something heroic--noteworthy.
What is your present state of mind?
Worried. My people are in trouble and I don't know what to do. Things are changing at the river.
What is your motto?
Don't float through life. Make waves.

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