Vancity Fair – Sam Sullivan

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Vancity Fair is an interview project that asks compelling Vancouverites to complete The Proust Questionnaire to expose their thoughts, values and life experiences.

Sam Sullivan, former mayor of Vancouver and CEO of Global Civic Policy Society, has created a speaking series that brings a broad cross-section of Vancouver together to discuss inspiring ideas and features everything from a dog psychologist to an urban farmer and particle physicists.

Your favourite virtue.
Wisdom.

Your favourite qualities in a man.
Empathy.

Your favourite qualities in a woman.
Empathy.

Your favourite occupation.
Writer.

Your chief characteristic.
Strategy.

Your idea of happiness.
Learning.

Your idea of misery.
Not learning.

Your favourite colour and flower.
Amaryllis, teal.

If not yourself, who would you be?
Talleyrand.

Where would you like to live?
Fort Vancouver.

Your favourite prose authors.
Daniel Wood, Joseph Heath.

Your favourite poets.
Li Bai.

Your favourite painters and composers.
Rachmaninoff.

Your favourite heroes in real life.
Aaron David Gordon, Socrates, John Stuart.

Your favourite food and drink.
Alpha sushi, Mau tai.

What is your present state of mind.
Feel fortunate.

For what fault have you most toleration?
Being driven.

Your favourite motto.
“We are driven.” (Japanese car company)

Cory Ashworth

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