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On Thu, 07 Jun 18 07:28:55 UTC Jan (51) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

Your most marked characteristic?
A certain courage, that does not always manifest itself clearly
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Lack of perseverance, to some extent
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be a permanent slave of one's own cravings and desires
What would you like to be?
Diogenes - or myself, but then more Diogenes-like
What is your favorite color?
Beauty lies not in colours but in their perception; hence: my perception of deep blue
What is your favorite flower?
The white lily
What is your favorite bird?
The swift
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Dan Simmons, Baruch de Spinoza, Vestdijk
Who are your favorite poets?
Louis Aragon, Pablo Neruda, Hendrik Marsman
Who are your heroes in real life?
Pierre Gauthier, Robert B., Hans B., Cécile V., Caroline de G.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Penelope, even if fictitious;
What are your favorite names?
Andries, Delphine, Véronique
What is it you most dislike?
My own weaknesses
What historical figures do you most despise?
Why would I despise historical figures ? I have one before my eyes every day
What event in military history do you most admire?
The battles at Gaugamela and at the Jaxartes
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
None; I'm trying to get along with those I do possess
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Two-thirds awake, quiet, somewhat curious, not un-horny
What is your motto?
Yalla yalla hopsasa

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