MARCEL PROUST Quotes

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind

Marcel Proust

Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination.

Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself

Marcel Proust

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way

Marcel Proust

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Marcel Proust

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it

Marcel Proust

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

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.

Marcel Proust

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

Marcel Proust

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.

Marcel Proust

Conversation, which is friendship\'s mode of expression, is a superficial digression which gives us nothing worth acquiring. We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute.

Marcel Proust

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.

Marcel Proust
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