Marcel Proust Quotes (136 quotes)
“In reality every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument which he offers to the reader to enable him to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have perceived in himself.”
Le Temps Retrouvé [in English: Time Regained] (1926) (translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMarcel Proust
Born: July 10, 1871
Died: November 18, 1922 (aged 51)
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist, critic
Bio: Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental À la recherche du temps perdu. It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
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