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On Tue, 25 Jan 11 19:09:38 UTC aallisonr (30) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to be completely abandoned
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to love and be loved. to learn and to grow. to accept myself with all of my quirks and idiosyncracies
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Enjoying the beauty of life
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those characters who embody traits I do not possess
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Strong intellectual characters who have a mix of humor and compassion with a healthy dose of wisdom and willingness to learn
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
People who are simple and accepting of themselves and do not make themselves out to be something they aren't
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who work behind the scenes so that others can be great
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
writing and creating
Who would you have liked to be?
No one but myself
Your most marked characteristic?
The tendency to be sometimes harshly realistic and at the same time to dream outlandish dreams like riding a pony to work everyday
What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty and honesty
What is your principle defect?
inability to grasp emotions
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to have never loved and lost
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
deep purple
What is your favorite flower?
stargazer lilies
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
sylvia plath
Who are your favorite poets?
plath and bukowsky
Who are your heroes in real life?
mom and brother
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Oliver, Jillian, Alexandra
What is it you most dislike?
frogs, narcissists
What historical figures do you most despise?
none at all although i think actions of some African tyrants like Charles Taylor are abhorrent
What event in military history do you most admire?
Freedom from England
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
self discipline
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
i haven't got one

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