Marcel Proust Quotes


98 Marcel Proust quotes:



"Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things"
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying"
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: French Author Quotes Medical Quotes
"Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: French Author Quotes Medical Quotes
"In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey"
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Discovery Quotes
"The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter"
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: French Author Quotes Earth Quotes
"A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Expectation Quotes
"The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself; when he asserts the contrary, he is lying."
"In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her."
"I understood that all the material of a literary work was in my past life, I understood that I had acquired it in the midst of frivolous amusements, in idleness, in tenderness and in pain, stored up by me without my divining its destination or even its survival, as the seed has in reserve all the ingredients which will nourish the plant."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes
"If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: French Author Quotes Elegance Quotes
"A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left."
"Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true."
"It is comforting when one has a sorrow to lie in the warmth of one's bed and there, abandoning all effort and all resistance, to bury even one's head under the cover, giving one's self up to it completely, moaning like branches in the autumn wind. But there is still a better bed, full of divine odors. It is our sweet, our profound, our impenetrable friendship."
Author: Proust Quotes Category: Bed Quotes



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