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On Wed, 21 Apr 10 04:16:22 +0000 Dominick Miller (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The stripping away of Freedom
Where would you like to live?
On land that no one calls their own
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A good book taken with coffee and cigarettes, plus pen and paper
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Contentment and fear
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The suffering materialist: The Misfit, Ivan Karamazov, Meursault
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Socrates, Plato, Spinoza and the Spanish Republicans
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women embracing eloquence
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Women willing to destroy the world
Your favorite painter?
Gustave Dore
Your favorite musician?
Bob Dylan
The quality you most admire in a man?
Calm intelligence and quiet compassion
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Passion and intelligence and not an ounce of submissiveness
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Writing, reading, philosophizing
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
The need to ask and understand
What do you most value in your friends?
Compassion and novelty
What is your principle defect?
easy to anger, hard to know
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
The death of an innocent
What would you like to be?
At peace with the universe
What is your favorite color?
Red and Black
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Flannery O'Connor, George Orwell and Plato
Who are your favorite poets?
Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Percy Shelly and John Milton
Who are your heroes in real life?
Dr. David Hart and my father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir
What are your favorite names?
Russian names
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Francisco Franco, Thomas Carlyle, Nietzsche
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Spanish Civil War and the bravery of the Repubican malitias
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Genius in verse and prose
How would you like to die?
Middle-aged and suddenly
What is your present state of mind?
Perplexed at the difficulty I have in answering these questions
What is your motto?
Our responsiblity is much greater than he might have supposed, because it involves all of mankind.

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