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Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Anxiety and Worry Quotes
Until I saw Chardin's painting, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell.
- Marcel Proust | Beauty Quotes
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them: those we spent with a favourite book.
- Marcel Proust | Books and Reading Quotes
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
- Marcel Proust | Fear Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Human Relations Quotes
At the heart of our friendly or purely social relations, there lurks a hostility momentarily cured but recurring in fits and starts.
- Marcel Proust | Human Relations Quotes
Let us leave pretty women to men without imagination.
- Marcel Proust | Imagination Quotes
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.
- Marcel Proust | Love Quotes
That which we remember of our conduct is ignored by our closest neighbour; but that which we have forgotten having said, or even what we never said, will cause laughter even into the next world.
- Marcel Proust | Memory Quotes
The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up the rest.
- Marcel Proust | One Day Quotes
The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains.
- Marcel Proust | One Day Quotes
The past not merely is not fugitive, it remains present.
- Marcel Proust | The Past Quotes
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
- Marcel Proust | Change Quotes
All our final resolutions are made in a state of mind which is not going to last.
It is always thus, impaled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions.
- Marcel Proust | Decisions Quotes
People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
- Marcel Proust | Goals Quotes
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
- Marcel Proust | Adversity Quotes
It is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
- Marcel Proust | Adversity Quotes
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything by a fresh starting-point for further desires.
- Marcel Proust | Life Quotes
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
- Marcel Proust | Suffering Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
- Marcel Proust | Great Quotes
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
- Marcel Proust | Relationship Quotes


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