Proust: ‘Pain We Obey’

“Remembrance of Things Past”
July 30th 2017 | #109


The highest praise of God consists in the denial of him by the atheist who finds creation so perfect that it can dispense with a creator.” ― Marcel Proust

“…the nose is generally the organ in which stupidity is most readily displayed.”
― Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

“the remembrance of things past is not necessarily the rememberance of things as they were”
― Marcel Proust

“One says the things which one feels the need to say, and which the other will not understand: one speaks for oneself alone.” ― Marcel Proust

“Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.” ― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave

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