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On Tue, 24 Dec 13 06:36:11 UTC Jake (21) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
New York City, or the romantic ideal of it
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Good food, friends, and art. And a decent amount of money to support it.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Good food, good art.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Greek tragedy, Stephen Daedalus, Bilbo/Frodo
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Spinoza, Socrates, and those like them.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Sontag, Susan B. Anthony, Steinem, my mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Your favorite painter?
J.M.W Turner, Goya, Whistler, Mondrian
Your favorite musician?
Kevin Shields, Brian Wilson, Schumann, Ravel, Bach
The quality you most admire in a man?
The same as in women
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, realness, moral fiber
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Writing, reading, playing video games.
Who would you have liked to be?
A great writer, or game designer, or someone who could change political fabrics.
Your most marked characteristic?
A craving for attention, praise.
What do you most value in your friends?
Interest, knowledge of me and how to entertain; character.
What is your principle defect?
Laziness, aloofness
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not have met my most important of friends
What would you like to be?
Myself as I want me to be.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Philip Roth, Pynchon, Flaubert
Who are your favorite poets?
Shelley, Mark Strand, Donne, Herbert, Wallace Stevens
Who are your heroes in real life?
Writers and artists more generally
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Rosa Luxembourg, Susan B. Anthony, etc.
What are your favorite names?
My own name, or whatever is affectionately applied.
What is it you most dislike?
My laziness and arrogance
What historical figures do you most despise?
Ronald Reagan, people similar to him
What event in military history do you most admire?
I don't appreciate military endeavors
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Talent in writing
How would you like to die?
Peacefully, and well-regarded
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Mottos are too simple and too general.

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