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25 Famous Quotes by Marcel Proust
7/10/1871 - 11/18/1922
Also Known As:  
Proust     Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust
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The only paradise is paradise lost

Paradise Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Travel Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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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.

Regret Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her.

Youth Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.

Desire Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Illness Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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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.

Dreams Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Decision Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.

Resolution Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Childhood Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Discovery Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.

Quality Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions

Resolution Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Separation Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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His hatred of snobs was a derivative of his snobbishness, but made the simpletons (in other words, everyone) believe that he was immune from snobbishness

Snobbery Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.

Death Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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Our memory is like a shop in the window of which is exposed now one, now another photograph of the same person. And as a rule the most recent exhibit remains for some time the only one to be seen.

Memory Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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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.

Neurosis Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes.".

History Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.

Art and artists Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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The fixity of habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.

Habit Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.

Love Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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There can be no piece of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for future desires.

Love Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust.

Perception Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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

Suffering Quotes, by Marcel Proust

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