02 Sept 2012

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?


  • What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Stringent praise of virtues

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


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


  • 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?


  • 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?