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On Mon, 31 May 10 17:29:42 +0000 Dave Cresswell (46) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The loss of a loved one.
Where would you like to live?
Isle of Wight
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A warm summer’s day with sail or steam.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Horatio Hornblower, Jack Aubrey, Sherlock Holmes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Horatio Nelson, William Stanier, Pat Collins
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Lisa Potts, Hilary Lister
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlett O’Hara, Jane Eyre
Your favorite painter?
John Chancellor
Your favorite musician?
Richard Rodgers
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Sense of humour
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Organ building
Who would you have liked to be?
Jean Paul Getty
Your most marked characteristic?
Light-hearted cynicism
What do you most value in your friends?
An ability to tolerate me.
What is your principle defect?
Lack of commitment.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Loss of sight and hearing
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Crimson Lake.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The robin.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
C.S. Forrester, Patrick O’Brien, Herman Melville, Loren Eiseley.
Who are your favorite poets?
W.B. Yeats, John Masefield, Wilfred Owen.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My father and my mentor Keith Smith
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Florence Nightingale, Amy Johnson, Marie Curie
What are your favorite names?
Victoria, Peter
What is it you most dislike?
My current job!
What historical figures do you most despise?
Robespierre, Hitler
What event in military history do you most admire?
Battle of Trafalgar
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In my sleep.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.

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