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On Tue, 22 Mar 11 03:38:22 UTC Edouard (41) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be jailed, enslaved and tortured.
Where would you like to live?
Planet Earth
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live everyday with Emily.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To be unashamedly addicted to coffee.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Hamlet, Prince Myshkin.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Malcolm X, Genghis Khan, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Tolstoy.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Each member of the Wu Tang Clan.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Dignity, courage.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Grace, tenderness.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Lying down, sipping coffee, reading, aimless walking, posting meaningless messages on Facebook.
Who would you have liked to be?
Chin Shi Huang, the emperor of the Chin Dynasty.
Your most marked characteristic?
My intuitive and instinctive nature (and my lack of rationality and intellectual depth).
What do you most value in your friends?
Understanding of my defects, interest in discussing art, literature, politics and trivia.
What is your principle defect?
Being ruled by my emotions.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be jailed, enslaved and tortured.
What would you like to be?
A good person.
What is your favorite color?
Gray and Blue (but it once was green).
What is your favorite flower?
I don't have one.
What is your favorite bird?
I don't think of birds that way but if I had to choose it would be a small one like the hummingbird.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
There are too many: Ha Jin, Dostoyevsky, Seneca, Henry Miller are but a few.
Who are your favorite poets?
Shakespeare, Yeats, Old Dirty Bastard.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Virginia Woolf, the Soong sisters, the Queen of Sheba, Xavier Hollander.
What are your favorite names?
Groucho, Harpo and Chico.
What is it you most dislike?
Hypocrisy, delusion and getting that Asian red face after one sip of beer.
What historical figures do you most despise?
The forgotten multitude that perpetuated the oppression and subjugation of humanity.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The battle of Stalingrad.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Musical talent.
How would you like to die?
Peacefully in my sleep.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Hello pension, goodbye tension.

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