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On Wed, 27 Apr 11 00:20:18 UTC ascetic monk (51) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Working a low paying, soul-killing job.
Where would you like to live?
Abbey Of Gethsemani
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
That first cup of coffee in the morning.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Zorba The Greek, Tyler Durden.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
St. Francis of Assisi, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus, St. Augstine, Nietzsche, et. al.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Patti Smith, Mother Teresa
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
All of them
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Captain Beefheart
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, humility, compassion
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, humility, compassion
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
An artist
Your most marked characteristic?
Self-depriciating humor.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Self-pity, lack of confidence, impatience.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Not praying to God.
What would you like to be?
Whatever I was meant to be.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
William S. Burroughs, Nikos Kazantzakis, Thomas Merton.
Who are your favorite poets?
Allen Ginsberg, William Blake, Walt Whitman.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Henry Miller.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc.
What are your favorite names?
The ones I can spell.
What is it you most dislike?
Working for money.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those in power.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Battle Of Little Big Horn.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Musical abliity.
How would you like to die?
Peacefully in my sleep.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
To thine own self be true.


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