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On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 01:46:12 UTC drift answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To not be liked or loved.
Where would you like to live?
Alone, in a secluded cottage in Blackdown
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be happy in my situation and left to learn and act as I choose.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Antiheroes, especially Holden Caulfield, but also David Copperfield
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Caligula, Charlemagne, Napoleon
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women smart enough to know the difference between woman and man
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Marla singer
Your favorite painter?
Stanley Donwood
Your favorite musician?
Jesse lacey
The quality you most admire in a man?
Honesty, and openness
The quality you most admire in a woman?
femininity that is natural, instead of affectated cuteness
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, conversing, manual labor
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone happy and intelligent
Your most marked characteristic?
something not right in my mind
What do you most value in your friends?
Discretion and self-awareness
What is your principle defect?
need for love and admiration
What would you like to be?
Happy, to change into my ideal
What is your favorite color?
I believe all colors have their place, but probably blue
What is your favorite flower?
star of bethlehem
What is your favorite bird?
barn swallow
Who are your favorite prose writers?
chuck palahniuk, dostoyevsky
Who are your favorite poets?
Rilke and Baudelaire, also Bukowski
Who are your heroes in real life?
My father, and my grandmother
What are your favorite names?
too many to recall
What is it you most dislike?
My own weaknesses
What historical figures do you most despise?
those who are intolerant and ignorant
What event in military history do you most admire?
Gettysburg, not so much admire as hold in reverence
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
cleverness and confidence
How would you like to die?
With much pain and glory
What is your present state of mind?
Embarassment and sadness that come with this introspection
What is your motto?
I fear I don't follow the motto I chose

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