Proust questionnaire: Anneè Olofsson
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? To feel happy just because you’re alive. To wake up in the morning and feel that you want to get out of bed full of new energy.
2. What is your greatest fear? My own dying or my daughter and family dying. Woody Allen once answered to the question what he thought about death that he was strongly opposed to it!
3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? That I believe that I am able to do everything simultaneously and constantly.
4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Bitterness, greediness, stupidity, jealousy, evil and the lack of humour.
5. Which living person do you most admire? My mother.
6. What is your greatest extravagance? When I sent hitchhiking to Paris on a long-hauler truck when I was 15 years old, just to see a concert with The Sounds.
7. What is your current state of mind? Mostly tired and stressed. I’ve got a 3.5-year-old and the weather sucks.
8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? To be kind. Shouldn’t everyone be kind?
9. On what occasion do you lie? Lies are for cowards, so: rarely or never.
10. What do you most dislike about your appearance? It varies from day to day.
11. Which living person do you most despise? Everyone who joins the IS to engage in terrorism.
12. What is the quality you most like in a man? Humour
13. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Humour
14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Right now: naughty naughty!
15. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My daughter Margaux.
16. When and where were you happiest? When Margaux was born healthy and beautiful.
17. Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to look into the future.
18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To lose control a bit. Not be so scared (a lot of my fears appeared with Margaux). I’m like the total hypochondriac. A disease of its own.
19. What do you consider your greatest achievement? That I gave birth at the age of 46 and that I’m represented at MoMA in New York.
20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? My daughter’s eyes.
21. Where would you most like to live? Right here, but at times in a place where the sun shines more often and the days are longer.
22. What is your most treasured possession? My daughter (I still own her!)
23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To die or become seriously ill and that my daughter and my family would encounter the same fate.
24. What is your favorite occupation? To think.
25. What is your most marked characteristic? A good friend… kind and reliable … and a «doer ».
26. What do you most value in your friends? That they are kind, reliable and that they have humour.
27. Who are your favorite writers? Arne Sand, John Steinbeck and a few other authors that are represented in my bookshelf.
28. Who is your hero of fiction? I don’t have any heroes in that industry.
29. Who are your heroes in real life? hose who are there for others.
30. What are your favorite names? My daughter’s: Lola Margaux Bernadette.
31. What is it that you most dislike? Everything bad … hahaha.
32. What is your greatest regret? That I couldn’t be with my mother when she was ill with cancer… studied in Oslo … she insisted!
33. How would you like to die? Not knowing
34. What is your motto? Live today, tomorrow might be too late.