Sunday, February 22, 2009

Proust Questionaire

Yesterday, Steve and I went to the deYoung Museum to see the Yves Saint Laurent and Warhol exhibits. On the wall was posted Yves' answers to the Proust Questionaire. I have enjoyed reading these in the back of Vanity Fair for years. We decided to do it ourselves to help us get to know each other better then decided to share it with you.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The moment right as the plane is touching down on the runway at the beginning of a long vacation.

2. What is your greatest fear?

More fear

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?


5. Which living person do you most admire?


6. What is your greatest extravagance?

High thread count Egyptian cotton sheets

7. What is your current state of mind?


8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Financial Success

9. On what occasion do you lie?

To street people who ask me for change

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I wish I was taller

11. Which living person do you most despise?

Rush Limbaugh

12. What is the quality you most like in a man?

Conviction of belief

13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Quiet confidence

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?


16. When and where were you happiest?

Right here, right now

17. Which talent would you most like to have?

Ability to play the electric guitar

18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would like to be really good with money

19. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Still being alive at 40

20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
European royalty or a Buddhist monk

21. Where would you most like to live?

Paris, France

22. What is your most treasured possession?
Possessions are fleeting

23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
High School

24. What is your favorite occupation?

25. What is your most marked characteristic?
Creative organization

26. What do you most value in your friends?

Their attention

27. Who are your favorite writers?
Chuck Palahniuk, Anne Rice, Charles Dickens

28. Who is your hero of fiction?

Pip from Great Expectations

29. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Thomas Jefferson

30. Who are your heroes in real life?

“We can be heroes just for one day”

31. What is your favorite color?


32. What is it that you most dislike?

33. What is your greatest regret?
Not moving to New York with I was 18.

32. How would you like to die?

Without knowing that it was going to happen

34. What is your motto?
“No refunds”


  1. 17. Which talent would you most like to have?

    Ability to play the electric guitar

    Last time I checked your man played a pretty mean bass...hmm Get on that Mr.Bond.
    It's not often you can pay off a guitar teacher with hugs and cuddles.
    I found the questions and answers amuzing it was a nice read.

  2. Love the answers,Bruno.

    I couldn`t have the comment on here yesterday.Problems with the caption.