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On Sun, 24 Apr 11 11:44:01 UTC Greg (24) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to expect a greater life after this one
Where would you like to live?
in the moment
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
freedom from want
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Genghis Khan, Tupac Amaru, Elizabeth Bathory, Charles Darwin, Haile Selassie
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
I make a point of not having real heroes
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
the Daughters of Zelophehad
Your favorite painter?
Otto Dix
Your favorite musician?
Bob Dylan
The quality you most admire in a man?
self-awareness, honesty
The quality you most admire in a woman?
self-assuredness, patience
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
myself, except rich and talented
Your most marked characteristic?
caution to a fault
What do you most value in your friends?
their respect
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to be raised beligerent or easily satisfied
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
none in particular
What is your favorite flower?
those not cut from their tree
What is your favorite bird?
any owl
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy
Who are your favorite poets?
John Keats, Ezra Pound, Khalil Gibran
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don't believe in heroes
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Assata Shakur is welcome here
What are your favorite names?
there is nothing in a name
What is it you most dislike?
small talk, ambition
What historical figures do you most despise?
I see little value in hating the dead
What event in military history do you most admire?
I see little to be tolerated, much less admired
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
the ability to draw and paint
How would you like to die?
overdosing in the Kalahari, and being scavenged by lions
What is your present state of mind?
desperately apprehensive

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