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On Sun, 26 Sep 10 11:16:43 UTC Gionna (28) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lose all hope and fear of the gift of life.
Where would you like to live?
New York City, or Basel, Switzerland.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be productive in a healthy society where there is balance in culture in prusuit of growth in commerce and education, and general concern for the environment.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To admiring beauty and desiring excess.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
King Arthur of Camelot.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Cleopatra, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, and St. Augustine.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A person filled of passion and one who aims for precision.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Gaia, Athena, and Hera.
Your favorite painter?
Gustav Klimt and Diego Velasquez.
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence and compassion.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Graciousness and sophistication.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Being in publications and as a news/travel reporter.
Who would you have liked to be?
I would like to be Isabella Rosselini and Katharine Hephburn.
Your most marked characteristic?
Strong presence.
What do you most value in your friends?
Humor, charm, and tact.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not reach my ideals because of fear and shame of nothing.
What would you like to be?
I would like to maximize my fullest potential as a woman and an intellectual.
What is your favorite color?
Emerald green. gold, vermillion, and midnight blue.
What is your favorite flower?
hydrangeas and tulips.
What is your favorite bird?
the peacock.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Anais Nin.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I.
What are your favorite names?
Alexandra, Claudia, Agatha, Monique.
What is it you most dislike?
Broken promises/oaths. Tardiness.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Nero and his cronies.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The downfall of the Axis powers.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Will power and youthful zeal.
How would you like to die?
Of old age.
What is your present state of mind?
Agitation on cramming.
What is your motto?
To make each day an opportunity for progress.

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