Quotes by Marcel Proust (Author/French).

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In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.
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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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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.
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Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
• Marcel Proust
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The only paradise is paradise lost.
• Marcel Proust
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Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
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What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
• Marcel Proust
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Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
• Marcel Proust
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A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
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We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.
• Marcel Proust
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Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
• Marcel Proust
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Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
• Marcel Proust
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
• Marcel Proust
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No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
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All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
• Marcel Proust
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A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.
• Marcel Proust
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A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
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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.
• Marcel Proust
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Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
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Love is a reciprocal torture.
• Marcel Proust
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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.
• Marcel Proust
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Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
• Marcel Proust
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If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure.
• Marcel Proust
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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.
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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

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