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On Fri, 18 Jun 10 04:23:22 UTC Artie (17) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To die alone without having at least tried to find a life partner and start a family
Where would you like to live?
Either Italy, Canada, or Sweden
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To know that I have a good job that I love and can support me my whole life
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Definitely gluttony, laziness, and impure thoughts
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
A mixture of Calvin, Hobbes, Gromit, Ratty, Badger, Mole, and Lisa Simpson
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Mostly popes and U.S. presidents, especially John Paul II and FDR
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Probably my mom, since she's put up with me for so long
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Lyra from The Golden Compass and Hermione from Harry Potter
Your favorite painter?
Leonardo da Vinci
Your favorite musician?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The quality you most admire in a man?
Brains, compassion, fidelity, righteous indignation, ability to compromise
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, independence, tomboyishness, compassion
Your favorite virtue?
Moderation: you get to do what you want, just not to extremes
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, drawing, singing, writing for fun, learning on my own
Who would you have liked to be?
Probably a cat
Your most marked characteristic?
A largely introverted nature
What do you most value in your friends?
Willigness to accept me as myself
What is your principle defect?
Lack of interest in the outside, unwillingness to work hard
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose my family and my faith
What would you like to be?
A voice actor
What is your favorite color?
I am not sure
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Redtail hawk
Who are your favorite prose writers?
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling
Who are your favorite poets?
Shel Silverstein, William Shakespeare
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone who can make the world a better place
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Moses, Jesus, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Pope John Paul II
What are your favorite names?
Sophie, Lisa, Theophilus
What is it you most dislike?
Bigots of all kinds, especially Westboro Baptist Church
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler, Jerry Falwell, Jesse Helms, Osama bin Laden
What event in military history do you most admire?
The firing of the first shot at Lexington
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Ability to hold on to things I'm really interested in
How would you like to die?
Something painless that doesn't come until I'm ready
What is your present state of mind?
Pensivness about where my future is going to go
What is your motto?
I don't really have any motto

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