I am a devote Vanity Fair reader. My favorite feature in the magazine is the Proust Questionnaire put to a variety of celebrities. http://pagesperso-orange.fr/chabrieres/proustquestionnaire.html is a link to an on-line version. Give it a go! Below are my answers:
Your most marked characteristic?
The fact that I am so tiny in stature and yet so large in personality
The quality you most like in a man?
Courage, the ability to laugh at himself, intelligence, and concern for others - people and animals
The quality you most like in a woman?
The ability to carve her own path and not allow others to put her into a box she does not want to be in
What do you most value in your friends?
honesty, loyalty, and humor
What is your principle defect?
I am incapable of hiding my feelings regardless of situation
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your dream of happiness?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To die with the music still in you
What would you like to be?
A world adventurer
In what country would you like to live?
Any one with a government that has respect for life as its guiding principle
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Lillies, sunflowers, and lilacs
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Those brave enough to tell their stories with honesty and grace, without ego or self-pity
Who are your favorite poets?
Frost, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Alice from Alice in Wonderland and through the Looking Glass
Who are your favorite composers?
Nino Rota and Vivaldi
Who are your favorite painters?
The French Impressionists, Brian Andreas, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Johannes Vermeer, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Picasso
Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who meet life with an exuberance that benefits humanity
What is it you most dislike?
dishonesty, irresponsibility, laziness, and those who take advantage of the kindness of others
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
To freeze time so I can enjoy happy moments for just a bit longer
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
inability to resist chocolate-covered donuts
What is your motto?
There is no time like the present
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