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On Sat, 21 Nov 15 00:49:37 UTC Amy Cottington-Bray answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
I'm pretty certain its already here
Where would you like to live?
On my own island
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Something between here and there and then
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
The incapacity to express love or any other such feeling. Feeling in general.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Can't say much of what I've read is fiction-Joan Didion, Chris Kraus and the like. But perhaps the cat in The Master and Margarita.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
All the Egyptian queens. In fact, all the Queens, Boudicca, Elizabeth, Lileth...
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Every single woman I have the extraordinary pleasure of calling my friend
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
All the chicks in As You Like It. They either played the part of a man to get what they so desired or they played the fool to achieve the same thing. Either way they did it and they did it with passion, humour and credibility-more so than I have done.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
The ability to adhere to the 'look don't touch' rule
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
None of them. Except perhaps manners, but they should be a given.
Your favorite occupation?
Being in water, champagne and drawing.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
An intolerance for no one.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
My heartlessness, craving for solidarity and inability to get on with 'it'.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
What would you like to be?
Myself at its best but perhaps most importantly, myself at its worst.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Calla Lilly
What is your favorite bird?
Pheasant or Peacock
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Joan Didion, Miranda July, Oscar Wilde and Stephen Hawking.
Who are your favorite poets?
Ginsberg-the only poet I know.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My step Father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Apparently this calls for a different answer to that of my "favourite hero". The answer remains the same.
What are your favorite names?
Whomsoever I convince myself I love at the time, I suppose right now, Johnny. But there have been many. Same as Proust, "only one at a time".
What is it you most dislike?
Letting myself take in and into effect the thoughts and words of others.
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
Any defeat on our side and that whole football match on christmas day thing.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
A more useful mental illness.
How would you like to die?
Of my own accord.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
There are a few but I'm not sure I believe in any of them.

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