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On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:27:37 UTC encolpio8 (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Frustration of one's own dreams or abandonment to conformism
Where would you like to live?
Having traveled so little it is difficult to say, but I have a very idealized conception of Paris. If not forced to choose a real concrete place, I'd say a small and lonely house surrounded by mountains, with a lake and a forest nearby
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A free and unpredictable life for a spirit capable of living it
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To ignorance when it is acompannied by a disposition to figh it
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Raskolnikov, Maldoror, Julien Sorel, Encolpio, Harry Haller
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Baudelaire, Byron, Unamuno, Dostoievski, Lautreamont, Rimbaud, Byron, Jim Morrison, Kierkegaard...
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Madame Bovary, Medea, Antigona
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelectual deepness and beauty
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Spontaneity and beauty
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Being conscious of myself and of the world that surrounds me, and to feel that consciousness
Who would you have liked to be?
If I have to choose other than myself, I would say Lord Byron at this moment
Your most marked characteristic?
Physical, mental and emotional uneasiness
What do you most value in your friends?
Their comprehension, their love and their loyalty
What is your principle defect?
Apathy and inertia when they arise
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
True abscense of hope
What would you like to be?
A poet-writer
What is your favorite color?
Green, in this moment
What is your favorite flower?
I don't have one
What is your favorite bird?
Eagle, crow and owl
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Dostoievsky, Proust, Hesse, Stendhal, Petronius, Flaubert, Goethe, to name some
Who are your favorite poets?
Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lautréamont
Who are your heroes in real life?
Heroine, my mother, no one else
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Matilde for a woman, Rodia for a man
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Lots of politicians and I dislike the creator of scientology
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Beauty, because the others i can develop
How would you like to die?
I wouldn't like to die
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I do not have one

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