[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Mon, 14 Oct 13 03:58:02 UTC AAAKKK answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- Severe depression
- Where would you like to live?
- A city with great food and culture or in nature
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- To eat great food and drink good wine with someone I love, or to be alone with a bourbon and a novel
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- Philip Marlowe, Huckleberry Finn, Miss Lonelyhearts, Hobbes
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Hannibal, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- Those who don't have to do good, but do.
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- Eustacia Vye, Hester Prynne, Lizaveta Nikolaevna
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- Intelligence, humor, empathy, courage, the ability to adapt
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- Intelligence, occasional cruelty, humor, empathy, courage, the ability to adapt
- Your favorite virtue?
- The ability to adapt
- Your favorite occupation?
- Sex, reading, eating, listening to music, comedy
- Who would you have liked to be?
- Mark Twain or Benjamin Franklin
- Your most marked characteristic?
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Intelligence, cruelty, humor, empathy, courage, the ability to adapt
- What is your principle defect?
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- Alzheimer's or something similar
- What would you like to be?
- Better than I am now
- What is your favorite color?
- Any color that occurs in nature
- What is your favorite flower?
- What is your favorite bird?
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- Dostoevsky, Nabakov, Twain, West
- Who are your favorite poets?
- Dickinson, Byron, Hughes
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- Those who don't have to do good, but do
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- Harriet Tubman, Cleopatra
- What are your favorite names?
- No favorite names, just favorite people
- What is it you most dislike?
- Proud ignorance
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- All tyrants and despots
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- The Normandy landings
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- Musical genius
- How would you like to die?
- What is your present state of mind?
- What is your motto?
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