Proust: Greatness Is Created By Neurotics | Remembrance of Things Pass # 178

GREATNESS IS CREATED BY NEUROTICS

“Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.”

“It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused.”

“Love is not vain because it is frustrated, but because it is fulfilled. The people we love turn to ashes when we possess them.”

“The thirst for something other than what we have…to bring something new, even if it is worse, some emotion, some sorrow; when our sensibility, which happiness has silenced like an idle harp, wants to resonate under some hand, even a rough one, and even if it might be broken by it.” ― Marcel Proust

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