Proust: Is Not Being the True State? | Remembrance of Things Pass # 174

IS NOT BEING THE TRUE STATE?

“Perhaps it is not-being that is the true state, and all our dream of life is inexistent; but, if so, we feel that these phrases of music, these conceptions which exist in relation to our dream, must be nothing either. We shall perish, but we have as hostages these divine captives who will follow and share our fate. And death in their company is somehow less bitter, less inglorious, perhaps even less probable.” ― Marcel Proust

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