- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
- Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
- What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
- We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
- People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
- Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
- Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil, south-west Paris on 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922), better known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors
- http://www.library.illinois.edu/kolbp/ the Kolb/Proust archive Illinois
- https://archive.org/details/ost-english-remembranceofthi029925mbp online version of “Remembrance ….”
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s60bNcVr4IE 55 min French movie, introduced by Mauriac
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNGYCXQ9Jdc 90 min film about Proust, 1962
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZK0Bc5UYt0 reading of Remebrance – 7 hours 51mins !