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On Sat, 16 May 2009 19:16:23 UTC Anjel (28) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to be unloved
Where would you like to live?
somewhere warm, slow-paced, with lots of trees, rivers and streams, a retreat, somewhere that always feels safe
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to be loved, fit, energetic, intellectually stimulated, within easy reach of friends and family
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Procrastination and sloth
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
those whose intellect I can most identify with
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who can hold their own with men without resorting either to masculinity or to girlishness/flirting
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who demonstrate how not to let the world, however restrictive, stifle your intelligence or wit.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Chris Martin
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, wittiness, ability to argue a case thoughtfully and successfully
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, wittiness, ability to argue a case thoughtfully and successfully
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, gardening, listening to music, sleeping in the sun
Who would you have liked to be?
Myself, born in 1900
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire for intellectual stimulation, excitement and to have a plan
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty, knowing when to talk, and knowing when to order a round of Gin & Tonics
What is your principle defect?
Procrastination, laziness
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have been born to a family with no interest in my intellectual capacity
What would you like to be?
Someone involved in historical and heritage preservation
What is your favorite color?
Rich red
What is your favorite flower?
Stargazer lilies
What is your favorite bird?
The female blackbird who sings so beautifully from behind drab feathers
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Charlotte Bronte, E M Forster and Jane Austen
Who are your favorite poets?
Carol Ann Duffy
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don't have specific heroes but anyone who achieves something exceptional, be it physical or intellectual
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
The suffragettes
What are your favorite names?
Charlotte, Elizabeth, Catherine, Victoria, Cameron, George
What is it you most dislike?
Peanut butter, my weight, duplicity
What historical figures do you most despise?
The obvious dictators but I tend not to despise.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The sacrifice of the millions in the Great War
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Focus and will power
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, at a very great age, having seen some positive change in the world, with no tears.
What is your present state of mind?
Anxiety at the status of my Masters dissertation.
What is your motto?
You cannot change other people, only yourself.

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