Proust: Happy Idleness | Remembrance of Things Pass #161


“Alas, how little I felt that what he was saying applied to me, whom all reasoning, however exalted it might be, left cold, who was happy only in moments of pure idleness, when I was comfortable and well. I felt how purely material was everything that I desired in life, and how easily I could dispense with the intellect.” ― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave