[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Tue, 01 May 12 02:35:40 UTC Alexandra (18) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- To forget what is truly beautiful.
- Where would you like to live?
- In a house with many bookshelves.
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- To be able to drift in and out of life like a cat with those I love
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Television, static static
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- The girls who are able to disappear, the boys who act like John Wayne
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- Some sort of strange hybrid of Natasya Fillipovna, Lux Lisbon, and Puck.
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- A man who can write a song or a novel who dresses well and lives a solitary life
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- Those who live
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- I cannot favor musicians over others
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- intelligence, passion
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- A smoky voice, a sense of humor
- Your favorite virtue?
- The kind you must find yourself
- Your favorite occupation?
- Portrait drawing
- Who would you have liked to be?
- A fairy
- Your most marked characteristic?
- Being naturally magical, being observant
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Understanding, the ability to laugh
- What is your principle defect?
- Speaking over others, vanity
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- To have never found outlets, to have never learned, to have never found him (he knows who he is)
- What would you like to be?
- A ghost
- What is your favorite color?
- Colors which change with the light
- What is your favorite flower?
- The kind that can grow inside another
- What is your favorite bird?
- The hummingbird
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- This week, James Joyce
- Who are your favorite poets?
- Rimbaud, Bukowski, Delmore Schwartz
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- Currently, Joan Didion, always Patti Smith
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- Joan of Arc
- What are your favorite names?
- Chloe, Nico
- What is it you most dislike?
- My own self depreciation
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- I don't know enough of history
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- I don't know enough of military history
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- The ability to draw well
- How would you like to die?
- Prepared and happy
- What is your present state of mind?
- What is your motto?
- This changes from day to day
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