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On Sun, 06 Dec 15 00:09:21 UTC Hira Yousuf (18) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being lonely without being alone.
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Books, the company of intelligent and kind people, and good food.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To mediocrity
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who invented fantasy as a means of escape from the frightening routine of daily life.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Muhammad, Cleopatra, Keats.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A woman who is a leader. Someone who knows how to make people listen to her without having to be liked, and someone who gets things done on time in her own way.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Strong, smart, sensitive women.
Your favorite painter?
Edvard Munch and Van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
White Lies, Arcade Fire.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality of listening.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
The quality of speaking up.
Your favorite virtue?
Honesty, intelligence, wit, loyalty.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing, listening to and participating in intelligent discussion, activism.
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone who didn't care as much.
Your most marked characteristic?
A tendency towards the melancholic.
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness, intelligence, humor.
What is your principle defect?
Anger, despair.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have lived up to my potential.
What would you like to be?
Stronger. Someone who changes the course of the world.
What is your favorite color?
The coral the sky turns into just before sundown.
What is your favorite flower?
Anything that smells soft and feels fragrant.
What is your favorite bird?
The nightingale - courtesy of Keats - and the raven - courtesy of Edgar Allan Poe.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Zadie Smith, Tolkien, Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Who are your favorite poets?
Keats, Poe
Who are your heroes in real life?
My aunt, my sisters.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Cleopatra, Kahlo, Asiya, Aisha, Khadija, Mariam, Plath, Woolf
What are your favorite names?
My own.
What is it you most dislike?
Myself, even when I love myself.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Mahmud of Ghazni, Hitler, Mussolini
What event in military history do you most admire?
Russia letting entire armies freeze during their winters.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Willpower, strength, happiness, magnetism
How would you like to die?
Content, knowing that I have done the best I could with the life I had.
What is your present state of mind?
Sadness and anger alternating, each fighting to stay on top.
What is your motto?
Tomorrow will come.

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