Proust Questionnaire

I’m going to get this out of the air first and say I have never read anything by Proust except the first bit of “Swann’s Way.” That said, I thought it would be interesting to do the Proust questionnnare as a

  • Your most marked characteristic? Eccentricity
  • The quality you most like in a man? The same quality I most like in women
  • The quality you most like in a woman?   The same quality I most like in men.
  • What do you most value in your friends? The ability to rely on them in a time of crisis. What I look for in family essentially.
  • What is your principle defect?  My occasional boughts of intense anger and paranoia.
  • What is your favorite occupation? Reading
  • What is your dream of happiness? Ultimately, to transcend humanity.
  • What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes? The extinction of the human species.
  • What would you like to be? A Magician, in the sense that Alan Moore and Grant Morrison are magicians.
  • In what country would you like to live? A sane one that has a good arts funding and environmental program
  • What is your favorite color? None
  • What is your favorite flower? None
  • What is your favorite bird? I have a fondness for the turkey buzzard
  • Who are your favorite prose writers? Roberto Bolano, William S. Burroughs, Dostoyevsky
  • Who are your favorite poets? The Beat Poets, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Coleridge. Blake to some extent, but he is more of a historical inspiration.
  • Who is your favorite hero of fiction? I prefer the story as a whole, removing a character from a story seems counter-intuitive
  • Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?  See above.
  • Who are your favorite composers? Miles Davis
  • Who are your favorite painters? Austin Osman Spare, Mati Klarwein, Icons, Ernst Fuchs, Michelangelo, Leonora Carrington
  • Who are your heroes in real life? My father, I do consider Alejandro Jodorowsky to be something of a guru for me.
  • Who are your favorite heroines of history? Marjorie Cameron holds a certain fascination for me
  • What are your favorite names? Jacob, Cameron (in women), Israel
  • What is it you most dislike? Dogs, politicians, corporations, new atheists and religious fundamentalists 
  • What historical figures do you most despise? Emperor Constantine
  • What event in military history do you most admire? None.
  • What reform do you most admire? Freedom of Religion as it seperates God from the State.
  • What natural gift would you most like to possess? The ability to speak multiple languages.
  • How would you like to die? After having a fair body of work completed.
  • What is your present state of mind? Trying to figure this questionare out. I usually don’t think about this sort of thing. Should be known that I did not write this at the same time.
  • To what faults do you feel most indulgent? Procrastination
  • What is your motto?  I don’t see the point of having one.

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