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On Thu, 05 Jul 12 05:44:22 UTC Andrea (13) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To live restricted, with boundaries, or being thought of as stupid and ignorant.
Where would you like to live?
A liberal, artsy community. Paris, preferably.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being near nature, being surrounded by books and the music I love, near a few close friends, and culture and the arts at walking distance.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Stubbornness, excessive use of sarcasm, intolerance to those who don't agree
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Kilgore Trout, Calvin or Hobbes, Anastasia Krupnik
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Abraham Lincoln
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Marie Curie, Michelle Obama, any woman doing something to change SOMETHING.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Anne Shirley, Anastasia Krupnik, Sara Crewe
Your favorite painter?
Anne-Louis Girodet, Francisco Goya, Van Gogh...it's hard to choose....
Your favorite musician?
So hard...Joshua Bell? Edgar Meyer? Yo Yo Ma? Chris Thile?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, the ability to understand, compassion, curiosity, ambition...
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, curiosity, kindness, ambition...
Your favorite virtue?
I have never known a person that only possessed one virtue; why should I have to choose? Although, it'd probably be ambition
Your favorite occupation?
Being outside, thinking, sleeping, reading, making music, listening to music, learning
Who would you have liked to be?
A musician...a violinist. Or maybe an artist.
Your most marked characteristic?
A friendly, shy personality when you first meet me...then a loud, laughing personality when you get to know me....then a superiority complex and sarcastic humor when you become my friend.
What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to stand me when I can get kind of heavy or sarcastic.
What is your principle defect?
Inability to cope with others ignorance; bad temper
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Being regarded as ignorant, being born in a desolate or impoverished area
What would you like to be?
A great classical musician, a literary master, or a ground-breaking scientist..
What is your favorite color?
The color of a field when the windflowers are in bloom, and the sky around it
What is your favorite flower?
The ones that grown in meadows on hot summer days
What is your favorite bird?
I don't know many birds, but probably the robin.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Kurt Vonnegut, Lois Lowry, Ray Bradbury
Who are your favorite poets?
Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein
Who are your heroes in real life?
My music teachers, Harvey Milk, Brian Greene, even if he isn't well known
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Marie Curie
What are your favorite names?
Ash, Elise, Benjamin, Thomas, Ava
What is it you most dislike?
Ignorance, luck
What historical figures do you most despise?
I do not hate, but feel pity for the writers of the bible, for being so ignorant.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I've never liked the military. And I have never respected past events.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
To succeed in whatever I try
How would you like to die?
Laughing, if I'm being murdered, to spite them. If I'm dying naturally, then quietly, alone, in France.
What is your present state of mind?
Deprived of sleep, haziness of mind, feeling unoriginal and stupid with my mind feeling like syrup
What is your motto?
You think this sucks? Try being a kid in Africa with no food, water, or education.

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