What is for you the greatest unhappiness? To be separated from maman (13). Not to have known my mother and grandmother (20).>
In what place would you like to live? In the land of the Ideal, or rather of my ideal (13). In the place where certain things I want would come to pass as if by enchantment—and where tender feelings would always be shared (20).
Your ideal of earthly happiness? To live near all my loved ones, with the charms of nature, lots of books and musical scores, and, not far away, a French theater (13). I'm afraid it isn't high enough, and I'm afraid of destroying it by telling it (20).
For what faults do you have the greatest indulgence? For the private life of geniuses (13). For those I understand (20).
Your principal fault? Not to know how, not to be able, to will something [vouloir] (20).
What would you like to be? Myself, as people I admire would like me to be (20).
Your favorite quality in a man? Intelligence, the moral sense (13).
Your favorite quality in a woman? Tenderness [douceur], naturalness, intelligence (13).
Your favorite occupation? Reading; daydreaming; poetry (13). Loving (20).
Your present state of mind? Annoyance [ennui] over having thought about myself to answer all these questions (20).
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این هم جوابهایی است که آقا پروست به چند سوال احساساتی داده، جالبه که همه استادهای مدرنیست در هنر از دم یواشکی رومانتیک و عادی بودند (نه اون استاد نبوده):