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Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust spent the early part of his life as a social climber who frequented Paris trendy salons. When his father and mother died two years apart he withdrew from public life, living in a sound proof apartment so that he could concentrate on his writing and deep introspection. It was there that he produced the first volume of his seminal seven-part work, "Remembrance of Things Past". …

Date of Birth: July 10, 1871
Date of Death: November 18, 1922


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"What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us." Marcel Proust
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"There can be no piece of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for future desires" Marcel Proust
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"Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians" Marcel Proust
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"Love is a reciprocal torture." Marcel Proust
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"Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination." Marcel Proust
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"Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things" Marcel Proust
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"Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them" Marcel Proust
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"For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill." Marcel Proust
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"His hatred of snobs was a derivative of his snobbishness, but made the simpletons (in other words, everyone) believe that he was immune from snobbishness" Marcel Proust
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"I had come in time to learn that it was a mistake to smile a friendly smile when somebody made a fool of me." Marcel Proust
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"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full." Marcel Proust
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"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
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"Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments" Marcel Proust
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"It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying" Marcel Proust
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"In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious" Marcel Proust
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"The only paradise is paradise lost" Marcel Proust
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"The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been "great changes" Marcel Proust
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"The ''sensitiveness'' claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves." Marcel Proust
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"Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit." Marcel Proust
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"We are healed of a suffering only by expressing it to the full." Marcel Proust
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"A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love." Marcel Proust
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