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Top 500 Marcel Proust Quotes (2023 Update)

Marcel Proust Quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Even though our lives wander, our memories remain in one place.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “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 Quote: “When you work to please others you can’t succeed, but the things you do to satisfy yourself stand a chance of catching someone’s interest.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “The only true voyage would be not to travel through a hundred different lands, but to see the same land through a hundred different pairs of eyes.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “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.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “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 Quote: “Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “When we have passed a certain age, the soul of the child we were and the souls of the dead from whom we have sprung come to lavish on us their riches and their spells.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “When I am not too sad to listen, music is my consolation.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “The heart does not lie.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “The creation of the world did not occur at the beginning of time, it occurs every day.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “No man is a complete mystery except to himself.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Love is a reciprocal torture.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “It has been said that beauty is a promise of happiness. Conversely, the possibility of pleasure can be a beginning of beauty.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “What we have not had to decipher, to elucidate by our own efforts, what was clear before we looked at it, is not ours. From ourselves comes only that which we drag forth from the obscurity which lies within us, that which to others is unknown.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “A language which we do not know is a fortress sealed.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been great changes.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Now are the woods all black, But still the sky is blue.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Perhaps the immobility of the things that surround us is forced upon them by our conviction that they are themselves, and not anything else, and by the immobility of our conceptions of them.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Even from the simplest, the most realistic point of view, the countries which we long for occupy, at any given moment, a far larger place in our actual life than the country in which we happen to be.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We may have revolved every possible idea in our minds, and yet the truth has never occurred to us, and it is from without, when we are least expecting it, that it gives us its cruel stab and wounds us forever.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “We think and name in one world, we live and feel in another.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Human altruism which is not egoism, is sterile.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “Laissons les jolies femmes aux hommes sans imagination. Leave the pretty women for the men without imagination.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “It is always thus, impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, we make our irrevocable decisions.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “At the heart of our friendly or purely social relations, there lurks a hostility momentarily cured but recurring by fits and starts.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “If there is one thing more difficult than submitting oneself to a regime it is refraining from imposing it on other people.”
Marcel Proust Quote: “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.”
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