In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious
Quote by Marcel Proust
Love is a reciprocal torture.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners...
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure.
The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinfolk are...
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what...
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new...
The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of...
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them
A powerful idea communicates some of its power to the man who contradicts it
We become moral when we are unhappy.
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays,...
Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself...
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners...
His hatred of snobs was a derivative of his snobbishness, but made the simpletons (in...
Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position