Marcel Proust Quotes

The world was not created once and for all time for each of us individually. There are added to it in the course of our life things of which we have never had any suspicion.

Marcel Proust

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

Marcel Proust

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

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

Marcel Proust

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

Marcel Proust

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

Marcel Proust

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

Marcel Proust

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.

Marcel Proust

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.

Marcel Proust

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.

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

The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome.

Marcel Proust

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.

Marcel Proust

If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure.

Marcel Proust

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees.

Marcel Proust

We are healed of a suffering only by expressing it to the full.

Marcel Proust

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