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On Sat, 22 May 10 16:08:19 +0000 Adam Hyde (26) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
loneliness, hopelessness
Where would you like to live?
Where friends are, in a city
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to live close to friends and those i love, while having the freedom to travel. To break free.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
fear, violence, laziness
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Johnny mcqueen, Sherlock Holmes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Lao Tzu, Homer, Alan Turing
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Elizabeth Hartley, Mihaela Precup
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Countess Ellen Olenska, Dona Isabel de Porcel
Your favorite painter?
Francois Boucher
Your favorite musician?
P J Harvey, Billie Holiday
The quality you most admire in a man?
humility, passion, strength
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Strength of mind, self confidence, gentleness
Your favorite virtue?
compassion in actions
Your favorite occupation?
writing, travelling, painting
Who would you have liked to be?
A musician
Your most marked characteristic?
a desire to escape
What do you most value in your friends?
humour, comfort, encouragement
What is your principle defect?
lack of intuition
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to die too soon or too late, to miss opportunities and never know better things
What would you like to be?
a friend to my friends and to strangers. A traveller, wise, confident, innocent
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
i don't have one
What is your favorite bird?
small ones
Who are your favorite prose writers?
charles Bukowski,
Who are your favorite poets?
E E Cummings, Auden, Blake
Who are your heroes in real life?
Orson Welles, Brancusi, Da Vinci,
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of arc, mary magdalene
What are your favorite names?
i don't have any
What is it you most dislike?
frailties of my still young body, the shortness of life and quickening of time, lack of resources to achieve what i want. Though i feel these limitations only spur me on moe fiercely.
What historical figures do you most despise?
conquerers, pillagers, Muhammed, Richard the Lionheart, Hitler, those who make ordinary lives into weapons and exploit those in need of support.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I admire those who fell in the Great War, i do not admire the event though.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
natural charm in social situations, seductive
How would you like to die?
with hope for the future. Around friends and loved ones, far away from relatives
What is your present state of mind?
boredom, tiredness.
What is your motto?
I don't like motto's, they inevitably fail.... so, doubt i suppose.


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