1.9.19: Modified Proust Questionnaire


Modified Proust Questionnaire:

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My dream journals.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being engaged in a deep intellectual activity.

What is your current state of mind?

What is your favorite occupation?
Pop-Culture Shaman.

What is your most treasured possession?
My dream journals.

What is your favorite journey?
To Cape Cod.

What is your most marked characteristic?

When and where were you the happiest?
St. Mark’s in the 1990s just drifting around.

What is it that you most dislike?

What is your greatest fear?
Forgetting everything or remembering everything.

What is your greatest extravagance?
After-dinner cordials. I don’t buy them often, but when I do it’s quite choice.

What is your greatest regret?
Every time I tried to fit in. What a waste.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Playing the bass guitar.

Where would you like to live?
In an artist’s shack on Cape Cod.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being forced to do a soulless task that I know will lead to nothing.

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

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Punching down on vulnerable people.

What do you most value in your friends?

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Robin the Boy Wonder.

Whose are your heroes in real life?
Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Being right.

On what occasions do you lie?
To spare someone pain.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’ll get back to you on that.

What is your favorite name?

What is your motto?
“I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.”

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