Your favourite virtue ::
The endurance

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
inventiveness, elegance

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
elegance, inventiveness

Your favourite occupation ::
to evaluate

Your idea of happiness ::
to find the correct respiration

Your idea of misery ::
taboo question

If not yourself, who would you be ::
somebody else

Where would you like to live ::
where the reception is pleasant

Your favourite colour and flower ::
My favourite flower ? Coffee tree blossom,
and my colour is the one of Joao Gilberto

Your favourite prose authors ::
André Suares, Léo Pérutz, Itsuo Tsuda, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Alexandre Zinoviev, Léon Bloy, Oscar Wilde, Georges Steiner, Simone Weill, Bernanos, Flaubert, Saint-Simon, Shakespeare, Berlioz, Elie Faure

Your favourite poets ::
La Fontaine, Céline, Genet, Verlaine, Marie Huot, Desbordes-Valmore,Von Hofmannsthal, Hölderlin, Pessoa

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Bach, Soul, Klee, Schubert, Dalerci, Mahler, Rothko, Pergolese, Ravel, Motherwell, Soulages, Vermeer, Hindemith, Poulenc,

Your favourite heroes, heroines, in real life ::
Those not prisoners of their gregarious instincts, those assuming their happiness, those conquering the
smile inside

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
I've got no energy to waste in disliking

Your favourite food and drink ::
passion fruit, water and wine

Your favourite names ::

Your pet aversion ::

The reform which you most estimate ::
I 'm asking myself...

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
To be

How I would like to die ::
As usual

What is your present state of mind ::
Work in progress

For what fault have you most toleration ::
The off-side

Your favourite motto :
A+bon sang (en français dans le texte)

15 décembre 2006

Olivier Umhauer is Photographer, author of songs, and currently living in Cherbourg - France

Blog :: Olivier Umhauer

Portrait by Didier Soul

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890