EUROPINION in Austria—Historic Figures
Created: 2010-04-09 08:15 EST
“Maybe Leonardo da Vinci. [I would ask him] maybe about Mona Lisa—about the background of her story.”
“Well Gandhi is one of my role models in coming to terms with history. [I would ask him] perhaps about the implementation of his ideas. Because even after watching the films about him or reading about him, there are still many unanswered questions, like where did he get his energy from.”
“Napoleon. I would choose him. I would ask him where he got his education to be able to change the world in his terms.”
“Yes, I would like to meet William Wallace, first of all because of the film Braveheart and because of his big two-handed sword. Because it’s as tall as I am and I wonder how anyone can fight with such a big thing. That’s why I’d like to meet him.”
“Yeah, I would meet Sissy. Because I think she was pretty.”
[Reporter]: and what would you ask her?
“How she really felt and whether the films about her are true or not, probably.”
“Well here in Vienna it has got to be Maria Theresa, the wife of the Roman German Emperor. She did many things in her time, she had many modern ideas and today we would also need modern ideas.”
[Reporter]: What would you like to talk about with him or ask him?
“How he’s doing in our day and age.”