Marcel Proust Quotes.
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
We love only what we do not wholly possess.
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.
What barrier is so insurmountable as silence?
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.
One must never miss an opportunity of quoting things by others which are always more interesting than those one thinks up oneself.
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
The only paradise is paradise lost.
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
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.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.