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On Thu, 02 Oct 14 20:51:12 UTC Hulot Redux answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be useless to other people
Where would you like to live?
In a simple warm country of friendly people
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To understand and be understood by an equal intelligence
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To the faults of pleasure and experience seeking.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
People who ponder on the meaning of things below the obvious superficial ones.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Richard III, William Wilberforce, Jane Austen
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who manage to transcend the pressures on them to conform to gender stereotypes.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Satirical sharp witty women, who maintain their sense of themselves and their intelligence in the face of societies expectations.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Verve, wit, nonchalance, self-assuredness, willingness to be open to experience and emotion.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, self-awareness, poise, wit.
Your favorite virtue?
The virtue of patience which I lack
Your favorite occupation?
Exploring ideas, exploring sensations, crossing boundaries.
Who would you have liked to be?
I would have liked to have been someone who is afraid of nothing.
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire to be envied and admired for talents which I actually possessed, rather than qualities others only imagine.
What do you most value in your friends?
Self-awareness and interest in others.
What is your principle defect?
Impatience and despair, weak will and hedonism
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose my mind
What would you like to be?
I would like to be confident and bold and honest with myself.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Foxglove, for that seems symbolic to me.
What is your favorite bird?
Skylark for summer
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Now I like Austen, and Wodehouse
Who are your favorite poets?
Now I like Borges and Neruda
Who are your heroes in real life?
Someone i know well, who isn't afraid to explore boundaries
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Emily Alice Lola Viola
What is it you most dislike?
Being ostracised
What historical figures do you most despise?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In the arms of someone who loves me
What is your present state of mind?
Confusion and amorousness
What is your motto?
I don't have one.

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