Thursday, October 3, 2013

T h e P r o u s t Q u e s t i o n n a i r e

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a child.
Where would you like to live?
In a Victorian on a cliff high above the ocean or Greece.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live near my family, have good friends, books, laughter, health and financial security.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Gambling, not saying what I feel for my best interests, fear and lack of drive in day to day life.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Roland DeShane the obsessive, faulty but driven hero
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Joan of Ark
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Angelina Jolie for living as she wants and feels and for her compassion and inner beauty.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Heroines, wise and fearless woman, fighters for good and the underdogs.
Your favorite painter?
I don't have a favorite.
Your favorite musician?
Greg Graffin
The quality you most admire in a man?
Morality, sense of humor and strength and integrity.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Making a difference in lives
Who would you have liked to be?
Angelina Jolie
Your most marked characteristic?
I am wise.
What do you most value in your friends?
Relating and laughter.
What is your principle defect?
Caring to much and losing me.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have not had my children.
What would you like to be?
A better version of me. Louder, stronger and a bit less caring.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Stephen King.
Who are your favorite poets?
Pablo Neruda and Charles Bukowski
Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who accomplish their dreams and desires without hurting anyone.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc.
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
Not being 'seen.'
What historical figures do you most despise?
The Bush clan, Hitler etc.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Those that fought.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Irresistible charm and musical genius.
How would you like to die?
The best person I could have ever been.
What is your present state of mind?
Lost myself. Ready to leave this planet.
What is your motto?
Why do we get all this life if we don't ever use it? Why do we get all these feelings and dreams and hopes if we don't ever use them? That's where Shirley Valentine disappeared to. She got lost in all this unused life."
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