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On Wed, 28 Dec 11 03:39:16 UTC D.S.de.P.Ramos answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be a total social pariah.
Where would you like to live?
In a dreamland of partly my own making.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have freedom and space to create, to create, to read, have interesting friends, and a magical landscape nearby.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Illiteracy and innumeracy in those deprived, paranoia in the privileged.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
King Arthur; Tintin; Artos in 'The Three Musketeers'.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Alfonso the Wise of Castile, Lord Thomas Cochrane, Belisarius.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother, my aunt, my cousins, and poor women everywhere.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Andromeda; the protagonist of 'Cold Comfort Farm'(?),Dido of Carthage.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Pau Casals.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Principled pacifism, intelligence, love.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Naturalness, intelligence, relaxed curiosity.
Your favorite virtue?
All virtues springing from seeing another as different yet the same.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, walking, painting a still-life.
Who would you have liked to be?
John Evelyn.
Your most marked characteristic?
Being adrift.
What do you most value in your friends?
Wit tempered by kindness.
What is your principle defect?
Innate refusal to move.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be a hangman.
What would you like to be?
A better artist.
What is your favorite color?
Beauty lies not in colors but in their harmony
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The sparrow.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Nicholson Baker, T.H.White, Patrick O'Brian, Dave Eggers.
Who are your favorite poets?
John Masefield, Vicente Nuñez, John Drinkwater.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Martin Bright, Avaaz's founder, whistleblower at HMRC.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Ines and Henrique
What is it you most dislike?
Me, at times. Others, at other times , but worst of all are the bankers' lackeys.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, Rooseveldt, Mussolini and Franco.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Victory of Chalons-Sur-Marne.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Apt recollection of poetry.
How would you like to die?
With a son or daughter to cry for me, but be brave without me.
What is your present state of mind?
Realizing how little I examine my life like this.
What is your motto?
Dominus mihi adyutor.

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