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Marcel Proust Quotes
Brief author info: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) French novelist.
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A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
When I am not too sad to listen, music is my consolation.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Until I saw Chardin's paintings, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
In a way, the greatest praise of God is his denial by the atheist who thinks creation is so perfect it does not need a creator.
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.
It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since, as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.
I believe that all true art is classic, but the dictates of the mind rarely permit of its being recognized as such when it first appears.
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