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On Mon, 14 Mar 11 17:47:34 UTC Andreas (19) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be without art or some other manifestation of human beauty.
Where would you like to live?
In a place I can be happy, productive, and comfortable. In a place I enjoy.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live surrounded by good friends and great art doing the things which make me happiest.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Sloth and decadence.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Howard W. Campbell Jr. and Quentin Compson.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Henry IV of France and Bob Dylan.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Julia and Addie Bundren.
Your favorite painter?
J.M.W. Turner.
Your favorite musician?
Charles Mingus.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence and morality.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence and morality.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, listening to music, learning.
Who would you have liked to be?
I am fine.
Your most marked characteristic?
My tongue.
What do you most value in your friends?
Intellect and sense of humor.
What is your principle defect?
Simultaneous lack of and excessive compassion.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
The death of people closest to me.
What would you like to be?
Myself with potential maximized.
What is your favorite color?
I have none.
What is your favorite flower?
The orchid.
What is your favorite bird?
The osprey.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
William Faulkner and Kurt Vonnegut.
Who are your favorite poets?
Emily Dickinson and H.D.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Robert Kennedy.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Eleanor Roosevelt and Emily Dickinson.
What are your favorite names?
Quentin, Delano, Vincent.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Musical talent.
How would you like to die?
After leading a fulfilled life.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I have no particular motto.

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