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On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:23:29 UTC Enrique (21) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be alone with no one to talk to, not even my "self" or manifestations of myself via imaginary friends.
Where would you like to live?
The seaside. Definitely the seaside. Preferably in a quonset hut.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
In a cacophony. The sound of an orchestra tuning before a show.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
A world where art and literature is governed by the pretentious.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who seek the truth at all means. Those who desire to be good and to be happy even if they wear a suit of apathy and hatred.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Lincoln, Socrates, Rizal, Marx, Churchill
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A woman whose persona makes the man to strive to live better.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Feminine, yet strong willed.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, Wisdom, Desire for the Truth
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, Sincerity, Natural beauty
Your favorite virtue?
Strive for the truth and never let it go for anything else.
Your favorite occupation?
Dreaming, Writing drama, Writing music, Expressing
Who would you have liked to be?
I would like to be better-- more intelligent, yet humbler but still expressive.
Your most marked characteristic?
A determination for the truth. The strive to become true.
What do you most value in your friends?
Passion for anything. People who are willing to spend late nights debating on topics as long as there is alcohol around.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never my father see the greatest of my works-- either my writing, my plays my music.
What would you like to be?
A friend of mine: smart, wise, but is not boring in any sense.
What is your favorite color?
Pastel tangerine.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Clarke, Copeland. I rarely read prose.
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My father. And Ricky Abad.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Alexis. I would love to marry a girl named Alexis.
What is it you most dislike?
Silence. Pure silence.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I need to read more in order to answer that.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The American Civil War.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Charm... and lots of it.
How would you like to die?
To die fighting for the Truth of Life.
What is your present state of mind?
Trying to think in a 38 Celsius / 100.4 Fahrenheit night with the unwanted white beams of fluorescence.
What is your motto?
Seek the Truth. Quaere verum. It sounds nobler in Latin.


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