What is your most marked characteristic?
An ability to feel things intensely.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
The tenderness and sensitivity of a woman.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Man’s rashness and outspokenness; his lack of civility.
What do you most value in your friends?
Tolerance. An irrational ability to see in me beauty and charm, witty humor amalgamated with earnest intelligence. Sublime uniqueness.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My sensitivity and the blinding hold passion has over me.
What is your favorite occupation?
Loving, conversing and philosophizing.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I rather keep it to myself, for fear that I shall curse myself were I to reveal it. If I say it, I have the suspicion it will loose its veracity and appeal.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Having never given myself to unfettered passion.
In which country would you like to live?
I suspect that no single country would possess that thing which I crave most desperately: to be able to engage all the great men that have punctuated human history in conversation.
Who are your favorite writers?
Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche.
Who are your favorite poets?
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Who are your favorite composers?
Who are your favorite painters?
What are your favorite names?
The ones that fit my mood and style.
What is it that you most dislike?
People lacking originality who are lost in themselves and their delusional sense of grandeur.
Which talent would you most like to have?
An affable personality of Periclean-proportions.
How would you like to die?
What is your current state of mind?
Lugubrious and spunky.
What is your motto?
“Y que diga la gente lo que quiera.”