questionnaire de proust
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The loss of loved ones.
Where would you like to live?
Everywhere. At least once.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be whole.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Sydney Carton. David Dunn.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Simon-bar-Jonah. Elizabeth I of England.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Susan B. Anthony. Harriet Tubman. Mother Teresa.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The Slayer. Of course.
Your favorite painter?
Albrecht DÃ¼rer. Lucien Freud post-1960.
Your favorite musician?
Depends on my mood. At the moment, David Fonseca.
The quality you most admire in a man?
To quote Proust himself: Intelligence and moral sense.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
I’ve never wanted to be anyone else. Not really.