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On Mon, 22 Apr 13 18:47:38 UTC Fritha Grey answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Uselessness, hopelessness
Where would you like to live?
In a small town but with access to both city and country
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A good book and a cup of tea by the fire on a rainy afternoon, after a morning of hard work
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Those I don't have
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Benedict (Much Ado About Nothing), Jake Stonebender (per Spider Robinson)
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Those who are as honest about their faults as their virtues
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth ( I and II )
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, Edda Burber
Your favorite painter?
Vincent Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent
Your favorite musician?
Mozart, Grieg, Prokofiev
The quality you most admire in a man?
Gentle courage
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Honesty, persistance
Your favorite occupation?
Gardening and cooking what I grow
Who would you have liked to be?
I am content to be myself (better the devil you know...)
Your most marked characteristic?
Grace (I hope)
What do you most value in your friends?
Generosity of spirit
What is your principle defect?
Unreasonableness and a vile temper
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Uselessness, helplessness
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What he said
What is your favorite flower?
Fragrant, purple ones
What is your favorite bird?
On my plate: braised turkey. On the "hoof": California Quail
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Jonathan Swift, Spider Robinson
Who are your favorite poets?
Dorothy Parker, Wordsworth
Who are your heroes in real life?
Winston Curchill
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Queen Boudicca
What are your favorite names?
Amanda, Anna, David, Serenity, William, Vernon, in no particular order
What is it you most dislike?
Dishonesty posing as virtue
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolph Hitler
What event in military history do you most admire?
I am not adequately educated in this area to voice an opinion
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Very old and thoroughly spent
What is your present state of mind?
Equinamity, subject to change without notice
What is your motto?
Luceo non uro

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