[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Thu, 15 Oct 15 20:43:48 UTC beezer (64) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- to be misunderstood
- Where would you like to live?
- big sur
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- to love truly and be loved in return
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- love of the pleasure of food and drink
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- none, they are fiction
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- budda, Catherine the Great, St. Francis of Assisi, Samuel Clemens
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- any woman the stands up to tragedy and goes forward with life
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- none, they are fiction
- Your favorite painter?
- on some days Pollack on others Renoir
- Your favorite musician?
- Mozart and Dylan
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- knowing himself and honestly sharing that knowledge
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- honesty and a warped sense of humor
- Your favorite virtue?
- virtue is open to debate
- Your favorite occupation?
- sitting outdoors on a perfect day with a nice glass of Syrah and a new book
- Who would you have liked to be?
- a better version of myself
- Your most marked characteristic?
- What do you most value in your friends?
- honesty and affection
- What is your principle defect?
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- to have never been loved
- What would you like to be?
- a writer
- What is your favorite color?
- aubergine or deep violet
- What is your favorite flower?
- What is your favorite bird?
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- e.e. cummings
- Who are your favorite poets?
- whitman and frost
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- any man that works hard for his family
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- Catherine the Great, Marie Curie
- What are your favorite names?
- Loren, Tasha
- What is it you most dislike?
- pettiness in service to self-interest
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- Christmas truces in the trenches of WW1
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- the ability to sing well
- How would you like to die?
- quietly after saying goodbye to all I love
- What is your present state of mind?
- What is your motto?
- I am what I am and that's all that I am
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