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On Tue, 16 Apr 13 13:30:05 UTC Erict7 answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing someone you love.
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
The company of friends.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
A momentary lacking of motivation to learn and study the world.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Asimov's new species in The Gods Themselves
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Military wives
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those similar to the main woman in Hercules, whose name currently escapes me
Your favorite painter?
No clue.
Your favorite musician?
Does John Cleese count?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Maturity, intellect, an understanding of the world and how it works
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Much the same, patience
Your favorite virtue?
Ability to reason
Your favorite occupation?
Doing what I can to take care of others when they are not able or choose not to
Who would you have liked to be?
Myself. Everybody else has a specific role and I might well not exist were things different, which would invalidate the question
Your most marked characteristic?
The over consumption of food
What do you most value in your friends?
Integrity and loyalty
What is your principle defect?
Temporary inability to reason analytically
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be destined to cause more harm than help
What would you like to be?
A turtle. Just kidding, only myself
What is your favorite color?
Those of higher energy, for they are of a more relaxed tone
What is your favorite flower?
I don't know enough about flowers to feel qualified to answer this question
What is your favorite bird?
None come to mind
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Isaac Asimov
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who do what I am not capable of
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan de Arc
What are your favorite names?
Choosing favorite names creates a predisposition toward/against new people
What is it you most dislike?
A lack of education and the maturity to at least accept that
What historical figures do you most despise?
Everyone has served his/her purpose
What event in military history do you most admire?
John Paul Jones: "I have not yet begun to fight."
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to teach others to think
How would you like to die?
However I am supposed to
What is your present state of mind?
Slight bewilderment at the presence of this multitude of non-UVA students sitting in my class
What is your motto?
If your problem has a solution, why worry? If your problem has no solution, why worry?

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