July 10th is the birthday of French writer and critic Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, who is best known for In Search of Lost Time, a seven-volume novel following the narrator’s coming of age during late 19th century / early 20th century aristocratic France. This monumental and critically acclaimed work established Proust as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

In honor of Marcel Proust’s ability to provoke thought and conversation through his mastery of language during his lifetime and even still today, we are sharing 10 of the dopest Marcel Proust quotes. Are you ready to have your mind blown with these Proustian knowledge bombs?

Live, Read, and Grow with Marcel Proust

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.

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.

"Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude." – Marcel Proust Click To Tweet

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.

An Honorable Mention

Marcel Proust Quote Decisions

Your Turn

So…what is your favorite among our list of Marcel Proust quotes? Which Marcel Proust quote do you always drop in conversation? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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