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On Tue, 09 Sep 2008 10:24:19 UTC April (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To fail my dreams
Where would you like to live?
In a cottage near the sea
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live in tranquility, accompanied by a large library, a piano, a violin, a group of friends... and wi-fi
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Delusions of grandeur
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Captain Wentworth, men who reclaim themselves from their own mistakes
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Machiavelli, Handel, Warhol, Joyce and da Vinci
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Gaskell, Austen, Rand, Potter and Thatcher
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, women who did not settle for less
Your favorite painter?
Monet, Vermeer, Dali, Cezanne and Hopper
Your favorite musician?
Puccini, Glass, Bach, Shostakovich and Strauss
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, sense of fairness, conviction and ability to love unselfishly
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Tenacity, integrity, introspection and vivacity
Your favorite virtue?
Reason and optimism
Your favorite occupation?
Planning, dreaming, reading, listening to music and debating
Who would you have liked to be?
I only want to be who I can perceive to be. Other than that, perhaps, a man.
Your most marked characteristic?
The determination to know my limits
What do you most value in your friends?
Their patience - mostly to listen to me and to try understand my ideas
What is your principle defect?
Excessive worrying and a tendency to procrastinate in the face of such anxiety
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not to have known better
What would you like to be?
Everything I think I can be, even when I've turned old and gray
What is your favorite color?
Green - we need more of that now
What is your favorite flower?
Nature is most beautiful in its diversity
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Joyce, Austen, Dumas and Asimov
Who are your favorite poets?
Frost and Blake
Who are your heroes in real life?
Women in my family, Anna Wintour
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
I'll know when I hear it.
What is it you most dislike?
My own cynicism toward my own ideas and goals
What historical figures do you most despise?
I cannot despise them, for I do not truly know them
What event in military history do you most admire?
End of the Cuban Missile Crisis
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Singing prowess, artistic ability, and effortless beauty and grace
How would you like to die?
Quick, silent, cherished and remembered
What is your present state of mind?
Suffering from writer's block, worried about my own future
What is your motto?
There is one for every occasion.

Great cure for writer's block.

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