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On Fri, 11 Jul 14 18:17:45 UTC David E.J.A Bennett (29) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The death of any child
Where would you like to live?
Inverness - Scottish Higlands
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to be able to give other people the things which make them happy
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
allowing myself to partake in consumerism
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Lord Henry Wotton, the wittiest man in literary history. his control of other humans is intriguing, although i don't agree with his intentions
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Albert Einstein, the profound humanitarian genius; Ovid, the most complete documentor of classical myth
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mother; and any woman who understands that 'Romance' is a reference to 19th century poetry
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
My very own Francine Black. I've grown to become quite fond of her
Your favorite painter?
Dali, the surrealist; Vermeer, the realist
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
humor and intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
humor and intelligence
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
writing opinion, debating, wandering aimlessly around central london
Who would you have liked to be?
Plato - to know firsthand of Socrates
Your most marked characteristic?
the desire to know more
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
not doing more to help people who need help
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to have followed in my father's footsteps
What would you like to be?
everything that i am - and will be
What is your favorite color?
the unbroken green of untouched nature
What is your favorite flower?
cherry blossom and its Japanese meaning
What is your favorite bird?
the Robin
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Plato, Ovid, Shakespeare
Who are your favorite poets?
W. Shakespeare, R. Burns, W. Blake, W. Wordsworth, J. Keats, T. Hughes, etc
Who are your heroes in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Marie Curie the double Nobel prize winner, and Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat on a bus
What are your favorite names?
the one that is on my mind the most
What is it you most dislike?
ignorance and lack of acting upon what people are ignorant of
What historical figures do you most despise?
Augustus, first emperor of Rome, for sending Ovid into exile out of jealousy
What event in military history do you most admire?
Defeat of Nazism at Normandy - although all militarism is abhorrent
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
more openness to my own emotions
What is your present state of mind?
at peace with itself
What is your motto?
learn something, question everything, answer nothing - which i stole from Euripides


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