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On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 02:28:21 UTC Alexis Johnson (19) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
knowing I could have done more
Where would you like to live?
A home, whether it be a great deal away from where I am now, I will always regard the place with teh people I love as where I belong.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Laughter so deep it makes my bones shake; accepting that I can't be perfect
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
anger and sarcasm
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Faustus, someone who doesn't know everything; Lars Lindstrom, a precious, relentless man that is deeply sensitive; Atticus Finch, a lawyer
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Johnathan Edwards, a preacher; Martin Luther King Jr., a pioneer; Richard Nixon, a prevaricator
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie O, Hilary Clinton, my grandmother and aunt, women who go to extraordinary measures to the the right thing
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Veronica Mars, intelligent, beautiful, sarcastic; anyone that is an attainable persona
Your favorite painter?
myself, though unbiasedly, Monet, for I like his depiction of nature rather than nature itself
Your favorite musician?
Van Morrison, a man with a mind and a voice
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, godliness, wit
The quality you most admire in a woman?
humor, not just the ability to laugh along
Your favorite virtue?
prudence, charity, wisdom, and humor
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
A daughter of a father who loves her, a woman that possesses diplomacy
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
love that is not easily offended
What is your principle defect?
ignorance, the ability to argue
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to never have know the Lord, Jesus Christ
What would you like to be?
who I supposed to be
What is your favorite color?
the yellow of leaves in the fall
What is your favorite flower?
a daisy, easy on the eyes, soul, and budget
What is your favorite bird?
Sparrow, it teaches me the Lord's love
Who are your favorite prose writers?
any, just as long as i learn from them
Who are your favorite poets?
those with rhyme and those without
Who are your heroes in real life?
a father, a theologian, someone who loves without pretentions
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie O, Hilary Clinton, women who wanted power in the world, not in bed
What are your favorite names?
Emily, Grace
What is it you most dislike?
being lied to, dissapointing
What historical figures do you most despise?
I would like to say Hitler, but even a man that evil cannot be entirely despised
What event in military history do you most admire?
A war that is not easily explained which requires great dimplomacy
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
having given all that I could
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
i have not yet developed one that I am comfortable living by

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