Proust Questionnaire

  • What is your idea of perfect happiness? Never needing to use Twitter again. That and waking up next to my girlfriend every morning.

  • What is your greatest fear? Not knowing where I “belong”.

  • What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Unbridled modesty.

  • What is the trait you most deplore in others? Obsession with ego

  • What is your greatest extravagance? Music

  • What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Stringent praise of virtues

  • What is the quality you most like in a man? Balance

  • What is the quality you most like in a woman? Intelligence

  • Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “I don’t know”, “dope” and probably “moron”

  • Which talent would you most like to have? The ability to play the piano.

  • What do you consider your greatest achievement? Getting an A in my Art GCSE.

  • If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? A peregrine falcon.

  • Where would you most like to live? Barcelona or Chicago.

  • What is your most treasured possession? My music collection, digital and physical.

  • What is your most marked characteristic? Quietness.

  • What do you most value in your friends? Understanding my introversion without shining a spotlight on it.

  • Who are your favourite writers? Tabitha Suzuma, Susan Cain, Eckhart Tolle, Jean Baudrillard, William Nicholson, off the top of my head.

  • Who is your hero of fiction? William Nicholson’s Mumpo

  • Which historical figure do you most identify with? Can’t think of one.

  • What is it that you most dislike? The society’s emotional attachment to money.

  • What is your greatest regret? I don’t really regret things. * Whatever’s happened has brought me here and I’m content with it so far.

  • How would you like to die? Peacefully, with as little fuss as possible.

  • What is your motto? What would Dilla do?

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