Saturday, April 5, 2008

Proust questionaire

Once again, whilst nobody was looking, this vagabond swiped those famous 'at 13 and 20' questions of Marcel's from the Blog Princess.

Your most marked characteristic?

The qualities you most like in a man?
good work ethic, honor

The qualities you most like in a woman?
intellectual vigor, spontaneity

What do you most value in your friends?
unwavering generosity

What is your principle defect?
see #1

What is your favorite occupation?
writing on a blank page

What is your dream of happiness?
a huge library with secret passages to get lost in

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?

What would you like to be?
a cartoonist, or, no, wait..a bird!

In what country would you like to live?

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite bird?

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Hemingway, Turgenev, Faulkner, Capote...

Who are your favourite poets?

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Holmes & Watson, Kilgore Trout

Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Ántonia (My Ántonia)

Who are your favorite composers?
Pachelbel, Gershwin

Who are your favorite painters?
Monet, Vermeer, Renoir, Rockwell

Who are your heroes in real life?
Neil, Buzz, Mike from Apollo 11, Bart Starr, Groucho, Woody

Who is your favorite heroine of history?
Sylvia Beach

What are your favorite names?
Audrey, Winona

What is it you most dislike?
deliberate inhumanity, (and the evening news)

What historical figures do you most despise?
those know

What event in military history do you most admire?

What reform do you most admire?
child labor laws

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
to draw

How would you like to die?
not alone

What is your present state of mind?

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
impatience, procrastination

What is your motto?
life isn't short enough (Thankyou, Mr. Laurel :) )


Blogger Blog Princess said...

Ohhhh, I love this questionnaire!

I have meant to read My Antonia for sometime. Now it's on the shopping list officially.

I enjoyed your answers Phil... made me go "D'oh, I should have said that a couple of times." :)

4/05/2008 2:40 PM  

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