July 10th is the birthday for Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, better known as Marcel Proust. Proust was a French writer and critic who wrote novels and essays. His most known work is the novel, In Search of Lost Time, which was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. In honor of the Proust’s ability to provoke thought and conversation during his lifetime and even still today, we are sharing our 10 favorite Proustian bombs of knowledge and dopeness.
Live Read and Grow
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.
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
So…what is your favorite Marcel Proust quote from our bunch? What is your favorite Proustian quote? Let us know in the comments! |RL
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