Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

French novelist, critic, and essayist

Lived from: 1871-1922

Category: Media

Quotes: Marcel Proust

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    The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement.
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    The human plagiarism which is most difficult to avoid, for individuals... is the plagiarism of ourselves.
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    The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.
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    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.
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    There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
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    There's nothing like desire to prevent the things one says from having any resemblance to the things in one's mind.
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    Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change.
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    Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
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    We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.
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    We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.
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    We become moral when we are unhappy.
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    We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
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    What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.