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On Mon, 24 Mar 14 20:45:47 UTC GMcG answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Not being able to live with oneself
Where would you like to live?
In a wild, deserted, bad-weathered environment.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A life without work, where time would be used to gain learning
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those of psychological strength
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Very few decent people have marked history
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who don't think being a woman means they have to prove anything to anyone
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Heroines who don't define themselves by their gender
Your favorite painter?
I'm not into that type of art
Your favorite musician?
Anything that can stand the test of time and isn't classical music
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence and moral principles he's ready to stand by
The quality you most admire in a woman?
humour, logic, kindness
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
I don't think I could bear being anybody but myself
Your most marked characteristic?
Wit and tolerance
What do you most value in your friends?
humour, intelligence, compassion
What is your principle defect?
Lack of confidence, prone to anxiety
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Losing my memories
What would you like to be?
At a time of my life when I've taken all the decisions I'll ever need to take
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The crow
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Douglas Adams, Martha Grimes, Conan Doyle, Malcolm Gladwell
Who are your favorite poets?
Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Mike Doughty
Who are your heroes in real life?
People who thought outside the box.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Few decent people end up marking history.
What are your favorite names?
I love all names I associate with people I love.(except for compound names, those are foul)
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
All who imposed their views upon others
What event in military history do you most admire?
Those where who won matters less than the moral reasons for the fight itself
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In my sleep.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Live and let live

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