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We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.  - Marcel Proust
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Variant translation: "Let us be thankful to the people who bring us happiness; they are the enchanting gardeners who make our souls blossom." - The Complete Short Stories of Marcel Proust (Cooper Square Press, 2001), p. 125
Marcel Proust
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Variant translation: "Our farthest-reaching resolutions are always made in a short-lived state of mind." - In Search of Lost Time, Vol. II: Within a Budding Grove [also translated as "In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower"] (1919)

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Born: July 10, 1871

Died: November 18, 1922 (aged 51)

Nationality: French

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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