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On Thu, 22 Jul 10 17:57:47 UTC Amy (33) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be lonely
Where would you like to live?
On my own ranch, self-sufficient, enough land to live on
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have music, the love of human beings, humor, and good food
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Inability to dance
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
David Copperfield, Sydney Carton, Mr. Rochester, Captain Wentworth, John Proctor
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Elizabeth I, John Paul Jones, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Robert Burns, Grace O'Malley
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Boadicea, Mary Wollstonecraft, Emily Dickinson
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jane Eyre, Morgan le Fey, Anne Elliott, and the sisters from the Poisonwood Bible
Your favorite painter?
John Waterhouse
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
a sense of self, kindness, humor, courage
The quality you most admire in a woman?
humor, strength, intuition, kindness
Your favorite virtue?
Acceptance of others
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing, cross-stitching, cooking
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Sense of humor
What is your principle defect?
inability to express my feelings
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to be deaf
What would you like to be?
Myself, but healthier
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Any flower that smells good and is beautiful.
What is your favorite bird?
The Canadian goose
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Barbara Kingsolver, Sue Monk Kidd
Who are your favorite poets?
Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost
Who are your heroes in real life?
Bob Dylan, my parents and grandparents
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What are your favorite names?
old-fashioned names, especially Irish/Scottish
What is it you most dislike?
Foods I hate
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler. Andrew Jackson. George W. Bush.
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I wish it were carpe diem, but I don't have a motto.

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