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Marcel Proust

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I wished to see storms only on those coasts where they raged with most violence...

— Marcel Proust

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There are people whose faces assume an unaccustomed beauty and majesty the moment they cease to look out of their eyes.

— Marcel Proust


But,instead of what our imagination makes us suppose and which we worthless try to discover,life gives us something that we could hardly imagine.

— Marcel Proust

#life #life-and-living #life-lessons #opportunity #unexpected

Our worst fears, like our greatest hopes, are not outside our powers, and we can come in the end to triumph over the former and to achieve the latter.

— Marcel Proust

#inspiration #life #wisdom #inspirational

A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has its price-tag on.

— Marcel Proust

#writing #art

Fall in love with a dog's bum, And thou'll think it pretty as a plum.

— Marcel Proust


Everything that seems imperishable tends to extinguishment.

— Marcel Proust

#life-lessons #life

One says the things which one feels the need to say, and which the other will not understand: one speaks for oneself alone.

— Marcel Proust

#discourse #interpersonal-communication #love #philosophy #wisdom

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.

— Marcel Proust

#more #really #says #separation #tender

The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.

— Marcel Proust


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Proust had a close relationship with his mother. Literary historians and critics have ascertained that apart from Ruskin Proust's chief literary influences included Saint-Simon Montaigne Stendhal Flaubert George Eliot Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Paris: Bernard Grasset:

1919 Pastiches et mélanges ("Pastiches and mixtures").

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist critic and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past).

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