[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Wed, 15 Jan 14 21:31:41 UTC Douni answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- Where would you like to live?
- My my romanticized notion of France. Or in my cousin's house in Geneva--without her.
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- Contact and creativity. Living emphatically and sensually at once.
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Fascination with fashion, aesthetics.
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- Zorba, Scout, Christmas Brown
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- It's much easier to recall those I hate.
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- Probably my best friend--praxis, creativity, and this really unworldly energy.
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- The unstable, hollow women. Duras, Rhys, Koffman....the tortured novelists.
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- Your favorite virtue?
- Your favorite occupation?
- Drinking, walking, breathing, laughing
- Who would you have liked to be?
- Lee Miller
- Your most marked characteristic?
- The paradox that I am: vulgar and snobbish
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Honesty, criticism
- What is your principle defect?
- Selfishness, accommodating tendencies
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- To have different parents.
- What would you like to be?
- Meaningful--asymptotic, I think.
- What is your favorite color?
- I prefer the ones which aren't colors.
- What is your favorite flower?
- What is your favorite bird?
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- Faulkner, and the little bit of Joyce I've read
- Who are your favorite poets?
- Baudelaire, Darwish
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- Omnia and Noha
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- What are your favorite names?
- Laithe, Yasmina
- What is it you most dislike?
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- Lord Balfour and I truly resent Truman. But to single them out would suggest they were of different moral quality than the rest. They were not.
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- I do not.
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- How would you like to die?
- What is your present state of mind?
- Empty--answering these questions makes me realize how little I know.
- What is your motto?
- Deny everything, regret nothing.
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