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Lily Tomlin Answers the Proust Questionnaire

What is your most notable characteristic? People tell me it’s my smile. When my face is at rest, I can look quite serious or sad.

What is your idea of ​​perfect happiness? Completing this Proust questionnaire. I try to be in the moment.

What is your biggest fear? Standing on stage and forgetting why I’m there.

Which living person do you most admire? My partner, who helps me with this Proust questionnaire.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Sappho.

What is the quality you most regret in yourself? impatience.

What is the quality you most regret in others? cruelty.

What is your biggest extravagance? Amazon.com.

What is your favorite trip? I love Greece. My second favorite is London, where I did a show. Queen Elizabeth was present and I remember turning to her companion, Lord Mountbatten, and smiling at something I said.

What talent would you most like to have? To be a fantastic singer.

What is your biggest regret? Sorry, I’ve had a few, but again, too few to list.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My partner, Jane Wagner.

What is your current state of mind? Mindfulness is what I’m looking for, but weltschmerz is my current state.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? I wish there were more of them alive, especially my mom and dad.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? I feel I have yet to achieve it; however time is running out.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be? A goddess like Venus de Milo but with both arms.

If you could choose as what you would come back, what would it be? A doctor without borders. Or maybe Ava Gardner.

What do you consider the lowest depth of misery? Did I mention Weltschmerz?

What is your favorite activity? Working on a good part or a good production.

Who are your favorite writers? Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison. There are so many writers who have touched me. My partner, Jane Wagner. Virginia Woolf, Lillian Hellman.

What do you appreciate most in your friends? That they are my friends. I trust them and they trust me.

How would you like to die? In my sleep, “dreaming android dreams of electric sheep.”

What is your motto? I have a transcendental mantra that I must keep to myself.

Where would you like to live? Out of the box – always.

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