Marcel and Me

Rather late in life I have come across the Proust Questionnaire. Below I have taken a version.

 

 

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Seeing the sun rise and climb on high mountains

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Samuel Johnson

Which living person do you most admire?
Simon  Jenkins

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Complete lack of interest in small talk

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

What is your favourite journey?
Driving down the West  side  of NZ’s South Island

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Thrift

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My teeth

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
The F word

What is your greatest regret?
Not being braver

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Most days my wife

When and where were you happiest?
Most days there is a moment

Which talent would you most like to have?
To sing

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My tolerance level

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The honey suckles by Beverley Brook

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
An elephant

What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t have any.

What is your favourite occupation?
Writing

What is your most marked characteristic?
Inability to listen.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
A sense of humour.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
An interest in me.

What do you most value in your friends?
That they get it.

Who are your favorite writers?
Phillip Roth and  John Cheever

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Holden Caulfield

What is it that you most dislike?
Golf stories

How would you like to die?
Quickly

What is your motto?
No whingeing on tour.

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One Response to Marcel and Me

  1. Addy says:

    Probably one of my favourites so far – i’ve got to send this to anyone i introduce you to!!!!!!

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