Remembrance: Marcel Proust #36

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


“To achieve accurate knowledge of others,
if such a thing were possible,
we could only ever arrive at it
through the slow and unsure
recognition of our own initial
optical inaccuracies.
However, such knowledge
is not possible:
for, while our vision of others
is being adjusted,
they, who are not made
of mere brute matter,
are also changing;
we think we have managed
to see them more clearly,
but they shift;
and when we believe
we have them fully in focus,
it is merely
our older images of them
that we have clarified,
but which are themselves
already out of date.”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave