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On Tue, 05 Jul 11 20:10:42 UTC Annelise (40) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere where I can see the ocean
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be able to make the choices you want to (with responsibility) without having to pay the price society wants to impose on you te keep you in line.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Not accepting things as they are - always wanting more.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who change the world in some way and stand up for what they believe like the heroes in Ayn Rand's books. Courage to be themselves.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Nietzsche, Foucault, Einstein, Nelson Mandela, Simone de Beauvoir, Hypatia
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A woman who is strong enough to defy the norm and be happy with her choices.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Quirky, unique, clever, sexy women.
Your favorite painter?
Salvador Dali
Your favorite musician?
Anyone whose music speaks to my heart. I love big sounds like the Slave Chorus of Nabucco.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, emotional strenght. Manliness. Control.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, courage, passion, Joie de vivre
Your favorite virtue?
Thinking and critical reflection of everything.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, philosophy, movies, sex, holidays.
Who would you have liked to be?
Audrey Hepburn
Your most marked characteristic?
I am questioning and rebellious
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have felt passion (for anything)
What would you like to be?
Myself - but everything I can and want to be.
What is your favorite color?
Red or black
What is your favorite flower?
Sweet peas
What is your favorite bird?
Knysna loerie or Sun Bird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Too many, too many. At the moment - Rushdie, Pamuk.
Who are your favorite poets?
E.E Cummings
Who are your heroes in real life?
Desmond Tutu
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
The leaders of the mayor religions
What event in military history do you most admire?
None. I hate war.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The power of seduction
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, without pain, lucid to the end.
What is your present state of mind?
Frustration tinged with resolution.
What is your motto?
Just keep swimming ...


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