Marcel Proust

1871 - 1922

A Quote by Marcel Proust on art, posterity, and work

What artists call posterity is the posterity of the work of art.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on body, grief, happiness, and mind

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

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on change, desires, determination, life, obstacles, past, and success

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant. We have not managed to surmount the obstacle, as were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us around it, led us past it, and then if we turn around to gaze at the remote past, we can barely catch sight of it, so imperceptible has it become.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on art, disappointment, giving, and life

Less disappointing than life, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Source: Within a Budding Grove

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on art

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

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Source: Maxims

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on memory and mind

The bonds that unite another person to ourself exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on discovery

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

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Source: Remembrance of Things Past

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on danger, dreams, and time

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 (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on happiness, people, and soul

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

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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