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On Sun, 02 Oct 11 23:43:42 UTC ccchnl answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
for a loved one or yourself to have an incurable, fatal disease
Where would you like to live?
The US
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
being recognized and respected for your talent and being able to make a living off of it
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
intellectuals and adventurers (or both)
Who are your favorite characters in history?
the ones who were ahead of their time
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
women who achieve their goals without the patronage of men
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
the ones who save the day
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?
working on my craft
Who would you have liked to be?
Simonetta Vespucci
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
fear of change
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
loosing your life or a life of a loved one to a fatal disease too soon
What would you like to be?
the most succesful version of myself
What is your favorite color?
my favourite colour changes but I get a constant sense peace from an absence of colour- white
What is your favorite flower?
orchids and sheer bliss roses
What is your favorite bird?
my favourite birds are peacocks, but my favourite bird is my pet parrot
Who are your favorite prose writers?
no favorites
Who are your favorite poets?
Byron and Pushkin
Who are your heroes in real life?
my mother
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Elizabeth I
What are your favorite names?
Alexander, Aurora, James, Lara, Anastasia, Concordia...
What is it you most dislike?
the occasional spells of lazyness
What historical figures do you most despise?
the dictators of the past century, then and now
What event in military history do you most admire?
I admire the discipline and traditions of the military and peace treaties that conclude nearly all the "events"
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
a gift for the sciences
How would you like to die?
a long time from now
What is your present state of mind?
tired, it's nearly 3 in the morning right now
What is your motto?
hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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