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On Sun, 25 Oct 15 04:02:02 UTC Alan Arkin (44) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To feel like you are living under a black cloud and nothing you do will make that cloud go away.
Where would you like to live?
Nowhere different than where I am living now in a place where Im minutes from water and minutes from forests
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have a supportive and loving relationship and to have enough money to allow me to live a comfortable life.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I have an inability to not say anything when stupid people say stupid things in my presence.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I've never read about a fictional character that I would identify as a hero
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Ariel Sharon, Henry Rollins, Meyer Lansky, Theodore Roosevelt
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Single mothers who battle the odds to raise their sons and daughters the right way
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I don't have any fictional heroines
Your favorite painter?
Salvador Dali
Your favorite musician?
I don't have one favorite musician. My favorite musician could change by the day.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Honesty and integrity
The quality you most admire in a woman?
honesty and integrity
Your favorite virtue?
I don't have a favorite virtue.
Your favorite occupation?
If I could do this life all over again, I would be a musician and tour all over.
Who would you have liked to be?
I feel pretty damn good being myself. I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone.
Your most marked characteristic?
My booming voice
What do you most value in your friends?
Their willingness to be there for me when called upon
What is your principle defect?
I can get bored with people and relationships easily.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose the ones I love- parents, wife- in rapid succession
What would you like to be?
Living a more yogic life
What is your favorite color?
Purple or black
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
the crow
Who are your favorite prose writers?
gabriel garcia marquez, dennis lehane,
Who are your favorite poets?
I don't like poetry
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Golda Meir
What are your favorite names?
I don't have any
What is it you most dislike?
pathological liars
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who have made history for slaughtering masses
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Six Day War
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
the ability to sing
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, in my own bed
What is your present state of mind?
calm and relaxed after a day of day drinking
What is your motto?
While you need to work your ass off to achieve what you want, you still need to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the world around you.

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