Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

French novelist, critic, and essayist

Lived from: 1871-1922

Category: Media

Quotes: Marcel Proust

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    The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
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    That translucent alabaster of our memories.
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    All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
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    A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.
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    A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
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    A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
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    A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
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    A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
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    Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
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    Everything great that we know has come from neurotics… never will the world be aware of how much it owes to them, nor above all what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it.
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    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.
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    Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
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    If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
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    Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.
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    Impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, we make our irrevocable decisions
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