Proust: Our Present Sufferings | Remembrance of Things Pass #159


“We scornfully decline, because of one whom we love and who will someday be of so little account, to see another who is of no account to-day, with whom we shall be in love to-morrow, with whom we might, perhaps, had we consented to see her now, have fallen in love a little earlier and who would thus have put a term to our present sufferings, bringing others, it is true, in their place.” ― Marcel Proust

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