This is the Proust Questionnaire once regarded as a party game where guests would write their answers in a book. Today it is used by Vanity Fair as their final page to ask relevant individuals either featured in the magazine or otherwise to answer. Also there is a version that James Lipton uses in his interviews with movie stars on Inside the Actor’s Studio, on Bravo. I wanted to post it as a way of letting those who are curious get to know me a little better. I would love to have some of my more frequent visitors do it and whether you wish to answer in a comment or in a private email either way feel free to share, or just read and think about your answers.
~What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a loved one
~Where would you like to live?
A beachfront property.
~What is your idea of earthly happiness?
The feeling of intense love and connectedness to another.
~To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Absent mindedness and escapism
~Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
~Who are your favorite characters in history?
Martin Luther King Jr., Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein,
Catherine the Great, Marilyn Monroe
~Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, Golda Meier
~Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Not sure will return
~Your favorite painter?
~Your favorite musician?
~The quality you most admire in a man?
~The quality you most admire in a woman?
~Your favorite virtue?
~Your favorite occupation?
~Your most marked characteristic?
~What do you most value in your friends?
~What is your favorite color?
~What is your favorite flower?
~Who are your favorite writers?
~Who are your favorite poets?
Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Plath, Dickinson
~Who are your heroes in real life?
~What are your favorite names?
Alexandra, Sophia, Max, Jack
~What historical figures do you most despise?
~What natural gift would you most like to possess?
~How would you like to die?
~What is your present state of mind?
~Favorite swear word?
~What is your motto?
This too shall pass