Marcel Proust Quotes
Brief author info: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) French novelist.
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A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
When I am not too sad to listen, music is my consolation.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Until I saw Chardin's paintings, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell.
In a way, the greatest praise of God is his denial by the atheist who thinks creation is so perfect it does not need a creator.
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.
It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since, as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.
I believe that all true art is classic, but the dictates of the mind rarely permit of its being recognized as such when it first appears.
Less disappointing than life is, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart.