Quotes by Marcel Proust

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Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
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People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.
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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.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
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It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
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Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.
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Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
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Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination.
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It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
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Love is space and time measured by the heart.
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