Marcel Proust quotes

 quotes - Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Share

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

— Marcel Proust

 quotes - The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Share

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

— Marcel Proust

 quotes - We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Share

“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

— Marcel Proust

 quotes - Love is space and time measured by the heart. Share

“Love is space and time measured by the heart.”

— Marcel Proust

“Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.”

— Marcel Proust

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”

— 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.”

— Marcel Proust

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

— Marcel Proust

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

— Marcel Proust

“Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.”

— Marcel Proust

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

— Marcel Proust

“Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.”

— Marcel Proust

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

— Marcel Proust

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”

— Marcel Proust

“Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.”

— Marcel Proust

“Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.”

— Marcel Proust

“Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.”

— Marcel Proust

“It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.”

— Marcel Proust

“Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.”

— Marcel Proust

“Love is a reciprocal torture.”

— Marcel Proust

“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

“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

“We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”

— Marcel Proust

“A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.”

— Marcel Proust