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On Wed, 07 Sep 16 16:33:05 UTC Amrita (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
If I am not able to meet my own eyes
Where would you like to live?
In a place where we can understand each other without having to speak.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have the people I love just on the other side of the door, to be able to touch and speak to them whenever I want.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To someone who thinks the world is black and white, for it just means that they've not been grey
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Every ordinary character who dares to hope and is hence extraordinary
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Myself, for having survived the past.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Every woman I have ever loved is a heroine.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Hermione Granger. Dagny Taggart. Jo March. Midori. For being headstrong, brilliant, beautiful and believing always in a brighter tomorrow
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence. Compassion
The quality you most admire in a woman?
I admire traits in people. It has nothing to do with a man or woman.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, dreaming, writing, and talking to myself
Who would you have liked to be?
I like being myself. Unless I can be Alice. In wonderland.
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire to be everything at once.
What do you most value in your friends?
Their frank appraisal of who I am and who I am not, and their love for me with and despite that.
What is your principle defect?
I keep expecting everyone to mean what they say.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not have been in love with each person I have been in love with.
What would you like to be?
The best version of myself.
What is your favorite color?
Purple. Because of wildflowers and bruises and the night sky.
What is your favorite flower?
Bachelor's button
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Murakami, Ayn Rand, Rowling, many actually
Who are your favorite poets?
Robert Browning, Vikram Seth, Rumi
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don't believe in hero worship
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Clytemnestra, Joan of arc, Amelia Earhart
What are your favorite names?
Every name is beautiful
What is it you most dislike?
Unnecessary lies. Necessary ones too.
What historical figures do you most despise?
One cannot despise a historical figure because one can never walk in his shoes.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Peace treaties based on mutual respect
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to love completely without expecting anything
How would you like to die?
Having lived well. And painlessly if possible.
What is your present state of mind?
Contentment after having a fulsome dinner
What is your motto?
I am water.

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