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On Tue, 22 Dec 2009 08:09:37 UTC Carlos A. (24) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lead an average life
Where would you like to live?
Lisbon, Madrid or Milan
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Great family, friends and adventure
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To living a life that is beyond my means.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Don Quixote and Lazarillo of Tormes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Lucrezia Borgia, Marie-Antoinette and the 13th Duchess of Alba
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother and her mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Strong, mysterious, dark and beautiful ones
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, humor and "manliness"
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Strength, courage and fiery temper
Your favorite virtue?
Understanding, individualism, creativity and modesty
Your favorite occupation?
Opera singers or ballet dancers
Who would you have liked to be?
Cristobal Balenciaga
Your most marked characteristic?
Needing and striving to be different from what might be considered normal.
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and humor
What is your principle defect?
Not finishing what has been started
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have had a different life than what I did
What would you like to be?
Successful and loved
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Blue rose
What is your favorite bird?
The owl
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Camille Paglia
Who are your favorite poets?
Fernando Pessoa
Who are your heroes in real life?
The ones who did what they wanted to and succeeded
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Eva Peron, Matahari
What are your favorite names?
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish or Romanian names
What is it you most dislike?
The ordinary and mundane
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler and anyone who's harmed anyone else through ignorance
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Irresistible charm and will power
How would you like to die?
Old age and doing what I wanted to
What is your present state of mind?
Worry about things to come in the near future
What is your motto?
"Carpe diem"... I didn't come up with it, but I find it's a good way to live.

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