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On Mon, 11 Jan 16 16:50:15 UTC David (24) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
A meaningless, bureaucratic, banal life
Where would you like to live?
In a library with fine wine and good music
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A good book, great music, quiet, and solitude
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Heroes of epic poems, outsiders
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Solon, Milton, Jesus, Plotinus
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mothers, sisters, friends
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Women possessed of an unceasing intellect
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Compassion, intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Gentleness, nurtute, intelligence
Your favorite virtue?
All virtues
Your favorite occupation?
Writing prose, researching, dreaming
Who would you have liked to be?
Solon, or St. Paul
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Intelligence, depth
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
A life of banality
What would you like to be?
The best of myself
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Cooper's hawk
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Cormac McCarthy, Frederick Buechner, James Joyce, Borges
Who are your favorite poets?
Milton, Ovid
Who are your heroes in real life?
Marilynne Robinson, Frederick Buechner, Franz Kafka
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Queen Amina
What are your favorite names?
All names
What is it you most dislike?
My own lies and deceits
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler and white supremacists
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Yoruba slave wars
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
The how of death is immaterial
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?

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