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On Mon, 14 Oct 13 02:27:17 UTC Dietgingerale answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be in the midst of a panic attack
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere I've never lived before
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To accomplish goals and begin new ones
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Alcohol, I drink beyond my means
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
King Arthur
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Frank Abgnale, Christopher Hitchens, Anne Boleyn
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women with intelligence and confidence
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Queen Esther
Your favorite painter?
Paul Gauguin
Your favorite musician?
Billie Holiday
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, humor
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, confidence
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
A better person
Your most marked characteristic?
Desire of approval
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Desire of approval
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have struggled
What would you like to be?
A good person
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
William S. Borroughs, David Foster Wallace
Who are your favorite poets?
Charles Baudelaire
Who are your heroes in real life?
My Father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Zelda Fitzgerald
What are your favorite names?
The ones of people I love
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Nazi doctors
What event in military history do you most admire?
My father's service
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Honesty and intelligence
How would you like to die?
Alone and loved
What is your present state of mind?
Anxious and embarrassed with myself
What is your motto?
It depends on the day

The heroes/heroines of fiction may not be fictional but I feel like their stories may be embellished (if they are true) so I am counting them as fiction.

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