24 September 2010

the Proust questionnaire

Monsieur Marcel Proust was a French writer who came across the following questionnaire at a party. He answered it several times in his lifetime and popularized it with his answers. I thought it would be fun to answer it now, at 23. And then again a few years from now (if I'm still writing!).

Your most marked characteristic?

The quality you most like in a man?
integrity and the courage to defend it

The quality you most like in a woman?

What do you most value in your friends?

What is your principle defect?
so lazy!

What is your favorite occupation?
anything that allows one to make a difference

What is your dream of happiness?
peace of mind and someone to laugh with

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
standing in your own way on the road to success

What would you like to be?

In what country would you like to live?

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite flower?
white rose

What is your favorite bird?

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Robert Frost, J.K. Rowling, Homer

Who are your favorite poets?
Robert Frost, Maya Angelou

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Frodo, Dumbledore

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

Who are your favorite composers?
Mozart, Beethoven, Michael Jackson, A.R. Rahman

Who are your favorite painters?
Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh

Who are your heroes in real life?
Mom and my grandfather

What is it you most dislike?
not being true to one's self

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
I would love to sculpt

How would you like to die?

What is your present state of mind?
irritated and impatient

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

What is your motto?
"Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth." -Cato

Your name or pseudo?
Meghana, Megs, Maggi, MC, M, Coco, Thunder

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