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On Wed, 14 Dec 11 21:17:55 UTC Emilie (23) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be alone
Where would you like to live?
New England, in an old wooden house with a fairly big backyard and a bunch of maple trees and a very short driveway
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be loved and to love in all possible ways. To be emotionally engaged with the world.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Hamlet, Jesus, Frodo, the Doctor
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Lyon, William Wilberforce, the Doctor
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Hillary Clinton, JK Rowling, Ophelia Dahl, Rabi'a, my mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Helen Magnus, Elizabeth Bennett, Amy Pond
Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
the ability to listen, wit, a nice butt (and a nice face!)
The quality you most admire in a woman?
strength of character, friendliness
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
reading, singing, sleeping
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone a bit more wealthy and a bit less prone to sloth
Your most marked characteristic?
a desire for solitude
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
I don't generally know what to do with myself
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to be an unhappy person
What would you like to be?
successful, loved, settled
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
virburnum carlesii
What is your favorite bird?
the mockingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, Diane Duane
Who are your favorite poets?
Emily Dickinson; Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Who are your heroes in real life?
my father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc
What are your favorite names?
I rather like my own name!
What is it you most dislike?
What event in military history do you most admire?
I know very little about military history
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
a disinclination to boredom and procrastination
How would you like to die?
very old, after little to no illness, quietly and with no pain. Surrounded by those I love.
What is your present state of mind?
kind of tired.
What is your motto?
I have none

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