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On Mon, 11 Jan 16 23:21:08 UTC J.W. Carey (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Living in the grey nothingness; living in realism.
Where would you like to live?
Alone, or rather alone where I can be seen to be alone.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be left alone with fire and food and the knowledge of better people than I.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To using alcohol as a barrier for the creativity that I don't know is there.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those of revolution, and who manifested their rebellion through their love.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Those who didn't leave the world in a worse place than they found it.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who obeyed their own conscience.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Ideals of humanity, not of feminity.
Your favorite painter?
Luca Giordano
Your favorite musician?
Bob Dylan
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intellectual honesty, personal morality.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intellectual honesty, personal morality.
Your favorite virtue?
Intellectual honesty, personal morality.
Your favorite occupation?
Solitude, walking in the warm fog.
Who would you have liked to be?
No one; myself or no one at all.
Your most marked characteristic?
An innate desire to be loved, and to reject that love.
What do you most value in your friends?
That they are blank slates; mirror images of each other and reflections of myself.
What is your principle defect?
Cowardice, hideousy, bigotry.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be blind, never to have gone mad.
What would you like to be?
Myself in six years; myself with the scars and the knowledge now.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
The one dead flower hiding in my drawer, stolen, drunk.
What is your favorite bird?
The one I see in the air, alone.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
At the moment, Miller, Orwell, Varley.
Who are your favorite poets?
Ginsberg; there really are no others.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Boudicca; the hopeless women.
What are your favorite names?
My own, I suppose.
What is it you most dislike?
My reflection, the way it looks at me sometimes.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Buddha, those who promote mind-slavery over thought.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Nemzeti Dal.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Beauty; I would love to be beautiful.
How would you like to die?
Alone, unloved, smiling in a hospital bed.
What is your present state of mind?
Exhaustion, tired of thought, of motion, of cognitive existence.
What is your motto?
None; there is no mantra that promotes thought.

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