Marcel Proust

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Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, we make our irrevocable decisionsMore Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That translucent alabaster of our memories.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a separation it is the one who is not really in loved who says the more tender things.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sensitiveness claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We become moral when we are unhappy.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.More Marcel Proust [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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