I have always loved Proust Questionnaires — they are the perfect combination of personal and impersonal, profound and a bit superficial, and the language is so gentle. Reading them (there’s one each month in the back of Vanity Fair) feels like engaging in almost-respectable gossip. Filling one out is like eating an entire meal of delicious petits fours sitting at a café with someone you care deeply for. It’s smart fun.
I’d love it it you would take several minutes of your quiet time and fill out my Proust Questionnaire. (It’s not a quickie).
The questionnaire appears at this link and is also embedded below in this blog post. Please note, if you are an artist, I might like to publish your response! At the end of the form, you can sign or deny your consent for this.
UPDATE: By popular demand, I have created short versions of my Proust Questionnaire — I’ve pulled out only the most vital from the original 43 questions.
- My Shorter Proust Questionnaire for artists (link) has just 23 questions.
- My Shorter Proust Questionnaire for general audiences (link) is 25 questions.
I hope these new choices are equally fulfilling and provocative for you!