Remembrance: Marcel Proust – Part 12

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


“The thirst for something other than what we have…
to bring something new, even if it is worse,
some emotion, some sorrow;
when our sensibility, which happiness has silenced
like an idle harp,
wants to resonate under some hand,
even a rough one,
and even if it might be broken by it.”

― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave

4 thoughts on “Remembrance: Marcel Proust – Part 12

  1. Some author (forgotten by me) who wrote basically we create benevolent gods and malevolent gods, but never indifferent gods. The ending is so true. I commented elsewhere of a quote (as I remember it) from David James Duncan’s The Brothers K, where a grandfather passes on the wisdom to his grandson: To be a great batter doesn’t mean getting the pitch you want. It means wanting the pitch you get. Even the one that strikes you out. Even the one that hits you in the head.

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