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Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "that profit which good things bestowed on us by teaching to seek pleasure elsewhere than in the barren satisfaction of worldly wealth."

that profit which good things bestowed on us by teaching to seek pleasure elsewhere than in the barren satisfaction of worldly wealth.




Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "And if she had appeared, would I have dared to speak to her?"

And if she had appeared, would I have dared to speak to her?



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the courage of one's opinions is always a form of calculating cowardice in the eyes of the 'other side'..."

... the courage of one's opinions is always a form of calculating cowardice in the eyes of the 'other side'...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "Even from the point of view of coquetry, pure and simple, " he had told her, "can't you see how much of your attraction you throw away when you stoop to lying?"

Even from the point of view of coquetry, pure and simple, " he had told her, "can't you see how much of your attraction you throw away when you stoop to lying?




Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... novels contained something inexpressibly delicious."

... novels contained something inexpressibly delicious.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the serpent hissing between the lips of Envy is so huge, and so completely fills her wide-opened mouth that the muscles of her face are strained and contorted, ..."

... the serpent hissing between the lips of Envy is so huge, and so completely fills her wide-opened mouth that the muscles of her face are strained and contorted, ...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... it was with an unusual intensity of pleasure, a pleasure destined to have a lasting effect upon his character and conduct..."

... it was with an unusual intensity of pleasure, a pleasure destined to have a lasting effect upon his character and conduct...




Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... it had arrested for all eternity the moment which it had been trying to make pass more quickly."

... it had arrested for all eternity the moment which it had been trying to make pass more quickly.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "And what little she allowed herself to say was said in a strained tone, in which her ingrained timidity paralysed her tendency to freedom and audacity of speech."

And what little she allowed herself to say was said in a strained tone, in which her ingrained timidity paralysed her tendency to freedom and audacity of speech.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "An excellent but an eccentric man in whom the least little thing would, it seemed, often check the flow of his spirits and divert the current of his thoughts."

An excellent but an eccentric man in whom the least little thing would, it seemed, often check the flow of his spirits and divert the current of his thoughts.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "When one feels oneself smitten by love for a woman, one ought to say to oneself, “What are her surroundings? What has been her life? All one’s future happiness lies in the answer."

When one feels oneself smitten by love for a woman, one ought to say to oneself, “What are her surroundings? What has been her life? All one’s future happiness lies in the answer.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the kiss, the bodily surrender which would seem natural and but moderately attractive..."

... the kiss, the bodily surrender which would seem natural and but moderately attractive...




Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "Why did you not forget your heart also? I should never have let you have that back." ..."

Why did you not forget your heart also? I should never have let you have that back." ...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... rejoicing in a peace which brings only an increase of anxiety, ..."

... rejoicing in a peace which brings only an increase of anxiety, ...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "the comfort of reclusion, the poetry of hibernation"

the comfort of reclusion, the poetry of hibernation



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the objects which we admire have no absolute value in themselves..."

... the objects which we admire have no absolute value in themselves...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "Prosperity of wicked men runs like a torrent past, and soon is spent."

Prosperity of wicked men runs like a torrent past, and soon is spent.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... I experienced, suddenly, that special pleasure, which bore no resemblance to any other..."

... I experienced, suddenly, that special pleasure, which bore no resemblance to any other...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "One felt that in her renunciation of life she had deliberately abandoned those places in which she might at least have been able to see the man she loved, for others where he had never trod."

One felt that in her renunciation of life she had deliberately abandoned those places in which she might at least have been able to see the man she loved, for others where he had never trod.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "And then, gradually, the memory of her would fade away, I had forgotten the girl of my dream."

And then, gradually, the memory of her would fade away, I had forgotten the girl of my dream.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "What criterion ought one to adopt to judge one's fellows? After all, there was not a single person he knew who might not, in certain circumstances, prove capable of a shameful action."

What criterion ought one to adopt to judge one's fellows? After all, there was not a single person he knew who might not, in certain circumstances, prove capable of a shameful action.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "After luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith, ..."

After luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith, ...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the idea that 'Life' contains situations more interesting and more romantic than all the romances ever written."

... the idea that 'Life' contains situations more interesting and more romantic than all the romances ever written.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... sterile, splendid torture of understanding and loving..."

... sterile, splendid torture of understanding and loving...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "Her [Odette's] eyes were beautiful, but so large they seemed to droop beneath their own weight, strained the rest of her face and always made her appear unwell or in a bad mood."

Her [Odette's] eyes were beautiful, but so large they seemed to droop beneath their own weight, strained the rest of her face and always made her appear unwell or in a bad mood.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "I never allow myself to be influenced in the smallest degree either by atmospheric disturbances or by the arbitrary divisions of what is known as Time."

I never allow myself to be influenced in the smallest degree either by atmospheric disturbances or by the arbitrary divisions of what is known as Time.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "Presently, one after another, like shyly hopping sparrows, her friends arrived, black against the snow."

Presently, one after another, like shyly hopping sparrows, her friends arrived, black against the snow.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... I should have been struck down by the despair a young lover feels who has sworn lifelong fidelity, when a friend speaks to him of the other mistresses he will have in time to come."

... I should have been struck down by the despair a young lover feels who has sworn lifelong fidelity, when a friend speaks to him of the other mistresses he will have in time to come.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "To determine not to think of it was but to think of it still, to suffer from it still."

To determine not to think of it was but to think of it still, to suffer from it still.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... Error, by force of contrast, enhances the triumph of Truth..."

... Error, by force of contrast, enhances the triumph of Truth...



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... there was no need for him to hasten towards the attainment of a happiness already captured and held in a safe place, which would not escape his grasp again."

... there was no need for him to hasten towards the attainment of a happiness already captured and held in a safe place, which would not escape his grasp again.



Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Quotes: "... the reigns of the kings and queens who are portrayed as kneeling with clasped hands in the windows of churches, were stained by oppression and bloodshed."

... the reigns of the kings and queens who are portrayed as kneeling with clasped hands in the windows of churches, were stained by oppression and bloodshed.