Quotes and Quotations

Memorable Quotes and quotations from Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust French novelist (1871 - 1922)


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

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- The only paradise is paradise lost.

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- If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

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- It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.

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- The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.

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

Marcel Proust - Les Plaisirs et les Jours (1896)
- Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.

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- The charms of a passing woman are usually in direct relation to the speed of her passing.

Marcel Proust -
- The only paradise is paradise lost.

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- There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.

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

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

Marcel Proust -
- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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

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- The one thing more difficult than following a regimen is not imposing it on others.

Marcel Proust -
- The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust -
- Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.