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On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:56:45 UTC cdl (35) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
illness or physical weakness
Where would you like to live?
where I live for now, certainly somewhere else in the future
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to feel free and to always have many unexhausted desires
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
to those caused by a miserable life
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I don't really have heroes, but I prefer the sensitive, the passionate, the brave
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Alexander the Great, Jesus Christ, Lorenzo de' Medici, Colombo, Elizabeth the 1st
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who are not afraid of using both their brain and their beauty
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I don't really have heroes, but I prefer the sensitive, the passionate, the brave
Your favorite painter?
Beato Angelico
Your favorite musician?
Too many: Rossini and Mozart on top
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, bravery, balance
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Beauty, gentleness, intelligence
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
reading, listening to music, swimming
Who would you have liked to be?
a Renaissance prince
Your most marked characteristic?
an odd mix of passion, formalism and melancholy
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
the need of getting along well with everybody
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
being blind
What would you like to be?
I'd always like to able to change, following my desires and my life's events
What is your favorite color?
it depends
What is your favorite flower?
I don't really like flowers
What is your favorite bird?
the falcon
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Tolstoj, Dostoevskij, Marguerite Yourcenar, Arthur Schnitzler
Who are your favorite poets?
Ovid, Baudelaire, Federico Garcia Lorca
Who are your heroes in real life?
heroes are from the past
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Jean d'Arc, Lucretia Borgia
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
vulgarity and fraud
What historical figures do you most despise?
the destroyers
What event in military history do you most admire?
I admire peace more than war
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
a body as knotty and smooth as a tree-trunk came out of the see
How would you like to die?
still able to think, speak and move
What is your present state of mind?
longing for the sun and embraces and kisses
What is your motto?
I don't have one

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