Marcel Proust Quotes (136 quotes)
Marcel Proust, selected letters, 1880-1903 (1983 edition), HarperCollins - ISBN: 9780002118729
“Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.”
pt.4. Cities of the plain. pt.5. The captive. pt.6. The sweet cheat gone. pt.7. The past recaptured (1934 edition)
“In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.”
In Search of Lost Time: Within a budding grove (1996 edition), Vintage Classics
Remembrance of things Past Cities of the Plain The Captive The Sweet Cheat Gone (1932 edition)
“Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.”
In Search of Lost Time, Vol II: Within a Budding Grove (1919), "Place-Names: The Place"
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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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