Seraphic has tagged me... So, instead of doing something productive, I'm answering these questions (originally posed to Yves Saint-Laurent:
What is your chief characteristic?
What is your principal fault?
What is your favourite quality in a man?
And in a woman?
Who is your favourite historical figure?
Horatio Hornblower... Oh, you mean outside of fiction? Probably Cardinal Newman
Who are your living heroes?
Who would you like to be, if you could?
A scholarly and saintly Benedictine (Even thought I know I'm not called to be a monk)
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A steak dinner and a good book
What is your idea of misery?
Losing the ability to think and communicate
Where would you like to live?
An Italian monastery... with a pied à terre in the middle of Rome
What talent would you like to have?
Fluency in several languages
For what fault do you have the most toleration?
Who are your favourite painters?
El Greco, Fra Angelico, Caravaggio
Who are your favourite composers?
Is Tom Lehrer a composer?
What is your favourite colour?
Of all things, what do you most detest?
Betrayal of trust
Have you got a motto?
No... anyone want to suggest one for me?
What would you like to do right now?
Say a few prayers from my breviary