the proust questionnaire

What is your most marked characteristic?

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Open-mindedness.  A lack of focus on her appearance.

What do you most value in your friends?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
A lack of integrity.

What is your favourite occupation?

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Studying for a living.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Choosing to live without choice.

In which country would you like to live?
An ideal, impossible one where freedoms are granted but not shamelessly exploited.  As for a non-conceptual country, this one will do for now.

Who are your favourite writers?
Tolstoy, Camus, Murakami, McEwan, & Bronte.

Who are your favourite poets?
T.S. Eliot.

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Those who are damaged.

Who is your favourite heroine of fiction?
Those who are imperfect.

Who are your favorite composers?
Mozart, Rachmaninov, & Chopin.

Who are your favorite painters?
Those who are non-abstract.

What are your favorite names?
Christopher, Zoe, and Cecilia.

What is it that you most dislike?
Synthetic sounds; indulgent unhappiness and malcontent.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The talent of crafting letters.

How would you like to die?
As fulfilled as human fulfilment comes.

What is your current state of mind?
Anxious but calm.

What is your motto?
in consillis nostris fatum nostrum est.