Remembrance: Marcel Proust – Part 18

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


“If we are to make reality endurable,
we must all nourish a fantasy or two.”
― Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

“…the memory of a particular image
is but regret for a particular moment..”
― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time

“The bonds that unite us to another human being
are sanctified when he or she adopts the same point of view
as ourselves in judging one of our imperfections.”
― Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove: Part 2

“Our desires cut across one another,
and in this confused existence
it is rare for happiness to coincide
with the desire that clamoured for it.”
― Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove

“To be an artist is to fail,
as no other dare to fail…
failure is his world
and the shrink from it desertion”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave