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On Sun, 31 Oct 10 23:55:35 UTC jameson_welsh (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To love and be loved, to learn, to earn respect through accomplishment, and to be true to oneself
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Indolence, hedonism
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Lucky Jim, Oddyseus, Drusus Achamian, Char Aznable
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jefferson, Cicero, Ceasar, Saladin, Trotsky, Churchill, Bonaparte, many others
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Rosa Luxemburg, George Eliott
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Proust said it best: those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly
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?
Reading and writing
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire to be praised and a loathing of that desire
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have never known love
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
The rose
What is your favorite bird?
The duck
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Right now Kingsley Amis, Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens, and Nicollo Machiavelli
Who are your favorite poets?
Keats, Shakespeare, Shelley, Yeats, and Auden
Who are your heroes in real life?
Christopher Hitchens, Gwynne Dyer
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Empress Matilda, Queen Melisande
What are your favorite names?
Aethelwolf, Constantine, Britannicus
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Clerics of all stripes
What event in military history do you most admire?
Austerlitz, Gaugamela, Pharsalus
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Oscar Wilde's wit
How would you like to die?
To a purpose
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Pax Quaeriturum Bello

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