Saturday, 13 March 2010

Proust questionaire

I'm 23 today.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Eating cake and drinking Assam tea with people I love.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing these people.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Disliking change.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of compassion.

What is your greatest extravagance?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Youth. It's almost a virtue nowadays, isn't it?

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Chillax!", "I don't know", "Alright!"

Which talent would you most like to have?
To be a writer.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 
I care. I used to be fairly indifferent about other people, so it feeks like an achievement.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A sentimental short story.

Where would you most like to live?
An old flat in an old city.

What is your most treasured possession?
The photographs on my wall and my grandmother's old clothes.

What is your most marked characteristic?
You'd have to ask other people. Everyone would probably think of completely different things.

What do you most value in your friends?
Love and loyalty.

Who are your favourite writers?
E.M. Forster, W.G. Sebald, Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who is your hero of fiction?
J.K. Rowling's Remus Lupin and Ali Smith's Amy.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

What is it that you most dislike?

What is your greatest regret?
Not enjoying myself more when I should have. Happiness is fleeting.

How would you like to die?
Not of cancer.

What is your motto?
"A woman does not live by the printed word, forgive yourself and eat"

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