Marcel Proust Quotes.
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.
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.
Only by art can we get outside ourselves, instead of seeing only one world, our own, we see it under multiple forms.
The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
The creation of the world did not occur at the beginning of time, it occurs every day.
It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
We become moral when we are unhappy.
When you work to please others you can’t succeed, but the things you do to satisfy yourself stand a chance of catching someone’s interest.