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On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 01:38:22 UTC Eric C. Wolfe (28) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be stripped of self-confidence and self-reliance.
Where would you like to live?
At a large country estate in England.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have achieved the top level in my profession while remaining married to the same woman.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To the faults of temper and anger.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who fought against the odds and naysayers to overcome and succeed.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Abraham, Thomas Paine, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Hannibal, Cicero, Elizabeth I, Martin Luther, Boudica, Ronald Reagan, Emmanuel Chrysoloras, Winston Churchill, Alfred the Great, Beowulf, James I, Benjamin Franklin, et al
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My wife, my mother, Irma and my grandmother.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
See answer to question on heroes of fiction.
Your favorite painter?
van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
Keith Richards
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
I should aspire to be no more than the best of me.
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have never tried.
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Red rose.
What is your favorite bird?
Bald eagle.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Bono
Who are your favorite poets?
See above.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God; God in the flesh
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Boudica, Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
Eric, Lauren, Richard, John, Cicero, Elizabeth, Paul, Peter, Mary, Molly, Rebecca
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Julius Caesar
What event in military history do you most admire?
The US invasion of France at Normandy
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
An extremely independent old man, in my sleep, at peace with God.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Be better today than you were yesterday.

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