Remembrance: Marcel Proust #79

Remembrance: Marcel Proust
Part #79

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”

TIME IS ELASTIC

“We don’t receive wisdom
we must discover it
for ourselves.”

― Marcel Proust

“The time
which we have
at our disposal
every day
is elastic;
the passions
that we feel
expand it,
those that we inspire
contract it;
and habit
fills up
what remains.”

― Marcel Proust

“…a writer’s works,
like the water
in an artesian well,
mount to a height
which is in proportion
to the depth
to which suffering
has penetrated
his soul.”

― Marcel Proust

“Most of the supposed
expressions
of our feelings
merely relieve us
of them
by drawing them out of us
in an indistinct form
that does not teach us
to know them.”

― Marcel Proust

“There are mountainous,
arduous days,
up which one takes
an infinite time
to climb,
and downward-sloping days
which one can descend
at full tilt,
singing as one goes.”

― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave

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