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On Fri, 20 Jun 14 07:20:37 UTC Gtergab (50) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
allowing my nearest to suffer while I could do something to prevent
Where would you like to live?
In Armenia, in a house with garden pretty close to Yerevan
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be able to write all the novels I want to in the remaining time
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To a life deprived of the works of genius
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The writers who wrote them
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Simon who carried the cross of Christ; the populaces who died without leaving a trace
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
This is not public
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The women from my novel
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, moral sense
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Gentleness, naturalness, intelligence
Your favorite virtue?
the universal virtues
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, dreaming, and writing prose
Who would you have liked to be?
a poet
Your most marked characteristic?
niceness for outsiders; combination of systematic and chaotic thinking from inside
What do you most value in your friends?
If they feel their limitations and are nice and helpful
What is your principle defect?
health; lack of knowledge/understanding of math and physics; the insufficiency of time
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
not having a happy childhood; if my parents were arrested or persecuted while I was a child
What would you like to be?
Today I would like to be ten years younger but with this understanding of things
What is your favorite color?
The Roshar test
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Hrant Matevossyan, Faulkner, Joyce, Proust
Who are your favorite poets?
too many to enumerate, Marina Tsvetaeva stands alone
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don't seem to see such; To an extent, Yeltsyn, Starovoytova, Sakharov...
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
I have names that I don't like, otherwise I am fine with names
What is it you most dislike?
Armenia's anti-development (and Russia's)
What historical figures do you most despise?
Most of those who shed blood
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Number crunching fast; musical memory; painting capacity more than I have
How would you like to die?
calmly, without suffering, fast and at terms with myself
What is your present state of mind?
dissonance because I have to go to work instead of answering these questions
What is your motto?
it seems that in recent times it is 'management'

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