Proust Quotes


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Proust Quotes

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Lug 20, 2007, 8:11 pm

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Lug 24, 2007, 12:50 pm

All the great things we know have come to us from neurotics. It is they and only they who have founded religions and created great works of art.

(Guermantes Way)

Lug 24, 2007, 1:26 pm

Proust has more great lines than anyone should be allowed.


Lug 24, 2007, 1:49 pm

In reading his quote on neurotics I worry that if he were alive today he would be too heavily medicated to produce his own great work of art.

Feb 11, 2008, 1:40 pm

You think his work is a kind of mania?

Feb 11, 2008, 1:52 pm

Actually, I don't. His control is total: I'm not sure that one can exhibit complete control in a manifestation of mania. I think what distinguishes Proust, what sets him apart and higher, is his discipline. Mania may contribute to the genesis of an idea or work of art, but discipline is what brings it to completion.