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On Tue, 12 Jan 16 05:26:57 UTC Charlotte H. (23) 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 a fresh line of thinking.
Where would you like to live?
In the here and now, with small vacations into yesterday and tomorrow from time to time.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
The ability to choose my preferred set of problems and to live with them until I wish to attempt something different
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I am in accordance with Proust on this question.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The heroes of fiction are those which transcend fiction and become real enough to affect and change us.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
the ones, for better or worse, who made their mark and stir up excitement to this day.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who realize they should not stand in their own shadows, let alone anyone elses.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I'm often not partial to heroines of fiction, as I feel they are never as developed as the male characters. There never seems to be a balance between an inherent feminine nature and the brute strength of their masculinity.
Your favorite painter?
Claude, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Dali, and Mother Nature herself
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Genius and moral ethics
The quality you most admire in a woman?
strength, femininity, genius
Your favorite virtue?
Dilligence and kindness
Your favorite occupation?
Everything and anything, so long as it engages the mind first and foremost
Who would you have liked to be?
On rare occasions, I wish I were a character in a book, because their fate, good or bad, is out of their hands and in the hands of their author, yet it is they, and not the author, who capture and command our attention anew with the turning of each page.
Your most marked characteristic?
A boundless desire to know everything useful that there is to know.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Emotional judgement, laziness.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
A wasted mind.
What would you like to be?
A positive difference in the world.
What is your favorite color?
The absence thereof and the completeness of all of them.
What is your favorite flower?
Heather and lilac.
What is your favorite bird?
The hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
The ones that make me stop and consider their words.
Who are your favorite poets?
Masefield, Poe, Whitman
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone striving to make a positive difference that honors human rights.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Van Lew, Rosa Parks
What are your favorite names?
Joanna, Charles, Daniel, Irene
What is it you most dislike?
Boredom, the desire for ignorance, and corruption
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who would not admit their motives.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Hans Island Dispute humor.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Applicable intelligence
How would you like to die?
Knowing I have mattered.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Thirst for Life, Search for Knowledge.

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