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Marcel Proust Quotes
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It is the tragedy of other people that they are to us merely showcases for the very perishable collections of our own mind.
The past not merely is not fugitive, it remains present.
The bonds that unite another person to ourself exist only in our mind.
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself; when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
I do my intellectual work inside myself, and once I am with my fellow creatures it is more or less a matter of indifference to me whether or not they are intelligent as long as they are kind, sincere, etc.
The loss of a sense adds as much beauty to the world as its acquisition.
There is in this world in which everything wears out, everything perishes, one thing that crumbles into dust, that destroys itself still more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself than Beauty: namely Grief.
To a great extent, suffering is a sort of need felt by the organism to make itself familiar with a new state, which makes it uneasy, to adapt its sensibility to that state.
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