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On Wed, 01 Jun 11 21:17:59 UTC holly (17) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be unloved and not to have lived.
Where would you like to live?
In my imagination come to life.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have loved, lived and laughed.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Worry and despair.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Women who triumph and endure hardship with ease and grace. Women who put men to shame.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Elizabeth I, Jane Austen, Catherine the Great, Cleopatra.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who have excelled and continued to be true to themselves. Women who are wise and experienced.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, Holly Golightly. Women who embody and express beauty in countless ways and who make absolutely no apology for who they are.
Your favorite painter?
Egon Schiele.
Your favorite musician?
Joni Mitchell.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, humour, kindness, honesty and curiosity.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Natural beauty, female pride, intelligence, kindness.
Your favorite virtue?
Intelligence, curiosity.
Your favorite occupation?
Dreaming, reading writing, watching.
Who would you have liked to be?
Joan of Arc
Your most marked characteristic?
A love of learning, my slightly enhanced stress levels, my inability to properly express myself in words or actions.
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and a lack of non conformity.
What is your principle defect?
Continually looking to the bad side of things, my lack of patience, my occasional unhappiness.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never getting the courage to accept that learning is a beautiful things and wasting my talent.
What would you like to be?
The best Me I could possibly be.
What is your favorite color?
Navy blue- the colour of my childhood, the seas I so wish to travel and the occasional feelings that I have to overcome.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The dove.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Ian McEwan, Jane Austen, The Bronte's and Truman Capote.
Who are your favorite poets?
Sylvia Plath.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Mother Earth.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I.
What are your favorite names?
Daria and Violet.
What is it you most dislike?
Intentional idiocy, unkindness and conformity.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Mussolin, Franco, Stalin.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The end of the First World War.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Patience, the ability to draw, a sweet disposition.
How would you like to die?
Surrounded by loved ones and memories, Safe in the knowledge that I have seen and lived.
What is your present state of mind?
A cross between a comfort of analysing my fragmented mine and a wariness of it.
What is your motto?
Trust in yourself.

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