Proust Questionnaire: CF

January 24th, 2011 by Dan Nadel

Your favorite virtue: Honesty.

Your favorite qualities in a man: Strength.

Your favorite qualities in a woman: Beauty.

Your chief characteristic: ? Wish I knew.

What you appreciate the most in your friends: Personality.

Your main fault: Lazy.

Your favourite occupation: Creativity.

Your idea of happiness: Completeness.

Your idea of misery: Waste.

If not yourself, who would you be? No one.

Where would you like to live? Germany, or right here.

Your favorite color and flower: Orange, bleeding heart.

Your favorite prose authors: Herbert, Nabakov, Bataille, Reage.

Your favorite heroes in fiction: Jesus Christ, Hans Solo.

Your favorite heroines in fiction: Alice, Dorothy.

Your favorite painters and composers: Cy Twombly, David Tudor, Steve Reich, Lamonte Young, Bela Bartok, Balthus, Agnes Martin, John Singer Sargent, Phillip Guston, Gerhard Richter…? Top of my head, too crucial, too many, many, many missing. 

Your heroes in real life: Ben McCosker, Dan Nadel, and a long private list.

Your favorite heroines in real life: Too many to name…Jessica Rylan, Alley Dennig, Delhia Derbyshire, any woman I’ve dated.

What characters in history do you most dislike: Cowards, opportunists, the short sighted.

Your heroines in World history: Sylvia Rivera, Jackie O, Madame Curie

Your favorite food and drink: Sandwich, Cola.

Your favorite names: Uhh… Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, Octavia, Aleister Crowley, Page Hamilton, Syd Barrett, Nuno Bettencourt, Holger Czukay, Ezra Pound.

What I hate the most: The ineffectual.

World history characters I hate the most: Almost all of them.

The natural talent I’d like to be gifted with: A good cook.

How I wish to die: Any way but half way.

What is your present state of mind: Uhh… bored but alert.

For what fault have you most toleration? Products of loneliness.

Your favorite motto: It’s always the last stand.

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↓ 4 Comments

  1. Endlessmug says:

    Good food for thought. Thanks Dan / CF!

  2. Endlessmug says:

    How are these spammers getting through?

  3. [...] For me these two pages draw a parallel between the archetypal setting of much French erotica (and in an interview CF declares himself a fan of both Georges Bataille & “Pauline Reage,” the latter [...]

  4. Lewis Leaf says:

    Right, what a nice beginning but i’ll have to explore that a touch more. Will show you what more i have found.

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