Remembrance: Marcel Proust #23

Remembrance: Marcel Proust
“Remembrance of Things Past”

Marcel-Proust

“For, just as in the beginning
it is formed by desire,
so afterwards love is kept
in existence only by painful anxiety.”
― Marcel Proust

“One cannot change,
that is to say
become a different person,
while continuing to acquiesce
to the feelings of the person
one has ceased to be.”
― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

“Every reader finds himself.
The writer’s work is merely
a kind of optical instrument
that makes it possible
for the reader to discern what,
without this book,
he would perhaps
never have seen in himself.”
― Marcel Proust, Time Regained

“It is always thus,
impelled by a state of mind
which is destined not to last,
we make our irrevocable decisions”
― Marcel Proust

“Dear Friend:
I have nearly died
three times since morning.”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave

3 thoughts on “Remembrance: Marcel Proust #23

  1. “Every reader finds himself.
    The writer’s work is merely
    a kind of optical instrument
    that makes it possible
    for the reader to discern what,
    without this book,
    he would perhaps
    never have seen in himself.”

    INSTRUMENT

    This keen observer
    Put what he saw into words
    So others could see

    Like

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