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Marcel Proust

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past).

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Are you a fan of Proust? Here's a rembrance of him by someone from the past:)
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops th...
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"The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions we feel expand it, those that we inspire..." Marcel Proust
"I met a man whose singularity attracted me. His name was Marcel Proust."
Life Drawing is an expression of the subconcious mind... with words by Marcel Proust -“But…
"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.". Marcel Proust
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📷 theparisreview: Marcel Proust always managed to astonish me. My Strange Friend Marcel Proust.
"Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life" Marcel Proust
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their...
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel…
"Marcel Proust feared or seemed to fear the sun. But it was noise that most horrified him."
"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in finding new eyes." . - Marcel Proust
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“ The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. ” — Marcel Proust
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom - Marcel Proust htt…
Then Marcel Proust slowly drew near, parasol in hand.
Marcel Proust's writings were actually mostly about Hydrogen, but the meaning has been obscured over time.
One of these things is not like the others:. Jose Luis Borges. Franz Kafka. Marcel Proust. Bob Dylan. Vladimir Nabokov
Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust! How Proust's 'madeleine moment' changed the world forever
Happy 145th birthday, Marcel Proust. I hope you enjoy the biscuits, and that they bring back some good memories.
Your emails should read less like the work of Marcel Proust and more like that of Williams Carlos Williams.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust: "Now the woods are all black, but still the sky is blue."
Any mental activity is easy if it need not take reality into account. By Marcel Proust
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way. By Marcel Proust
style (...) is a question not of technique but of vision. Marcel Proust
“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” . ― Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust explains Thomas Hardy is practically as good as his old granny's chocolate pizza, sorry, madeleines
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The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind. By Marcel Proust
Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. By Marcel Proust
On page 667 of 784 of Sodom and Gomorrah, by Marcel Proust: "The images selected by memor...
"Mark never has his travelcard ready." - Marcel Proust
"An hour is not just an hour, it is a vessel full of perfumes, sounds, plans and atmospheres." - Marcel Proust
"Love is space and time measured by the heart.". - Marcel Proust
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.- Marcel Proust
"Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom." — Marcel Proust
The only thing sweeter than Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time", is revisiting it again as an adult & learning my love has grown!
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. ~Marcel Proust health
This fabulous exhibit highlights the wardrobe of Élizabeth, Countess Greffulhe, who inspired Marcel Proust & the...
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“People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.” Marcel Proust
"The only true voyage... would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes." Marcel Proust
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book –Marcel Proust
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A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it. Marcel Proust
It is always thus, impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions. By Marcel Proust
Let us B to ppl who make us , they're the charming gardeners who make R souls blossom ~ Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust We must never be afraid to go too far for success lies just beyond. ok
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
"The memory of an image is but regret for a moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.". -Marcel Proust
says when in India eat the Indian food as it's the best and claim that Marcel Proust is a Bengali!
On page 336 of 576 of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, by Marcel Proust
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. Marcel Proust.
We live in a world where a typical bookstore stocks the collected works of Jodi Picoult and nothing by Marcel Proust
"Real life, at last enlightened and revealed, the only life fully lived, is literature." Marcel Proust
Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change. (Marcel Proust)
On 18 May 1922, Marcel Proust & James Joyce met in a Paris hotel. Neither had read the work of the other htt…
"Marcel Proust ate a cookie to recall the carefree joys of his youth. Ernie was Chicago’s cookie."
"All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last." . - Marcel Proust
"Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians" ~ Marcel Proust
"“Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.” . ― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time"
i like Marcel Proust , thanks so much !
Paraphrasing Marcel Proust, I'd say people who admire only the rich and famous lack imagination.
“After luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith,...” . ― Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
“Now are the woods all black,. But still the sky is blue.”. ― Marcel Proust, Swann's Way . Bon weekend à tous!
like a 1h discussion on who is more relevant: Marcel Proust x James Joyce
The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Prize of Literature called Modiano “a Marcel Proust of our time”,...
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“The universe is true for us all and dissimilar to each of us.” . Marcel Proust. ~. Madeleine for evoke memories. ~
What are the seven sections of Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27)?
"Love is space & time measured by the heart." -Marcel Proust. I am extra proud to work at…
“We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves.” –Marcel Proust
The reader's recognition in his own self of what the book says is proof of its truth. - Marcel Proust
“Artists are people who strip habit away and return life to its deserved glory.”- Marcel Proust
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Some good advice in 1.2 million words by Marcel Proust summarized nicely in a 9:34 YouTube video.
Also, no one mentioned how the writing went from witty references to season 1 Marcel Proust to season 7 Snakes on a Plane--
On page 262 of 430 of The Way by Swann’s, by Marcel Proust
I bought a 1.2(ish) million word book called 'In Search of Lost Time' by Marcel Proust. More on this in 15 years when I finish vol 1 of 7
'Love is space and time measured by the heart.' - Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust put it perfectly, don`t you think?
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I added a video to a playlist LITERATURE - Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust: "Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination."
My second theory states that fire brigade choirs seldom sing songs about Marcel Proust.
Today's new film from our You Tube channel - Marcel Proust's musings on the meaning of life:
After playing the part of Marcel Proust yesterday with a wonderful cast! I'm playing tonight the…
The only paradise is paradise lost.-Marcel Proust
☾ "One cannot change, that is to say become a different person, while continuing to acquiesce..." - Marcel Proust
I fully realised she did not love me and I had to resign myself to her only teaching me the pain of love even at its dawn. Marcel Proust
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"The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow. Marcel Proust"
The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been 'great changes.'-Marcel Proust
Pondering enhanced catalogs that may lead to not being able to find Marcel Proust's works in libraries... Ah, no more strawberries!
Marcel Proust's favorite thing to drink while writing was espresso
Vean esta joya: The Conquest of Marcel Proust (cc
Marcel Proust The only paradise is paradise lost. yes
"I have loved you so much that I believe I understand you a little." - Marcel Proust, Selected Letters (via...
Remembrance of Things Lost -- Why there will be no Marcel Proust in the digital age
"What if Marcel Proust had kept an Instagram account?" . On memory and lost time:
"We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes." - Marcel Proust
"In reality, every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self..." Marcel Proust.
marathon de lecture : 'A Reading of Marcel "Swann’s Way" at Yale, William Carter
A catherdral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped. (Marcel Proust)
Need to walk past a construction site at lunchtime... It's where Marcel Proust got his inspiration.
" Let's Be Grateful to People Who Make Us Happy,. They are the Charming Gardeners who Make our Souls Blossom.". ~ Marcel Pro…
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It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions. -Marcel Proust
Madeleines are so French that they inspired one of the best pages of French litterature. Marcel Proust wrote that...
My reading plan for January, 2015: Richard Posner, Patrick Modiano, Julio Cortázar and Marcel Proust. It's going to be a very busy summer :D
"Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible."Marcel Proust
French author Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize in literature. Modiano is described as a "Marcel Proust of our...
Patrick Modiano, wins Literature Nobel. He's the Jewish Marcel Proust! (oh. the "new" Jewish Marcel Proust?)
A woman I loved thirty years ago wrote me an enraged letter telling me she is Odette and I am a monster.--Marcel Proust, letter
Swedish Academy announces Patrick Modiano as winner of Nobel Prize in literature 2014. The French author published his first book in 1968 and focuses mainly on historical fiction. Called by the academy, "a Marcel Proust of our time," Modiano has written extensively about Jewish identity in Europe after World War II and Germany's occupation of France.
Frenchman, Patrick Modiano (Marcel Proust of our day) son of Italian Jew, wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.
French novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel in Literature. A Marcel Proust of our time.clear and resonant prose.
Nobel Prize for Literature goes to "a Marcel Proust of our time." High praise.
Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for Literature! They say he is the Marcel Proust of our generation..
Swedish Academy call literature winner Patrick Modiano 'a Marcel Proust of our time' - see
Congratulations to Patrick Modiano, the "Marcel Proust of our time", who won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for...
LOLOLOL did just call Patrick Modiano "the French Marcel Proust"?! As opposed to the real Marcel Proust who was... ?
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"Marcel Proust for our time": Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize via
The journey of discovery begins not with new vistas but with having new eyes with which to behold them. - Marcel Proust
Patrick Modiano-"You could say he's a Marcel Proust of our time," Peter Englund,of the Swedish Academy,
French writer Patrick Modiano, "a Marcel Proust of our time," wins Nobel Prize for Literature ht…
"A Marcel Proust of our time" - France's Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature via
“French novelist Patrick Modiano wins Nobel — 'Marcel Proust of our time'
Authors can come up with the harshest insults. . Example: Marcel Proust, according to Evelyn Waugh: . "I am reading...
Evelyn Waugh on Marcel Proust is hilariously harsh... 19 Author-On-Author Burns via
The Golden Age of Dutch art has inspired writers from Marcel Proust to Donna Tartt
Aaron Rodgers?? “Happy Birthday to Marcel Proust, the inventor of the air guitar.
"Also I love Jean-paul sartre, Marcel Proust and Albert Camus." also he is insufferable
Does anyone have room in their schedule for a Special Topics? Dr. Schoenbach (who is fantastic/one of the best instructors I have had at UT) is teaching a course and needs two more people to register or else it will be scrapped. Even if you don't have space for it, please recommend people I should email who might be interested! Here is the description: ENGL 483: Literary Venice Lisi Schoenbach This course explores the symbolic power of one of the world's most beautiful and inspiring locations, and its particular impact on the modernist imagination. We'll begin with the historical origins of the Venetian empire, reading Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and considering Venice's early role as a crossroads of East and West. From there we will move to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, reading works by Lord Byron, John Ruskin, Henry James, Thomas Mann, F.T. Marinetti, Marcel Proust, and Ezra Pound. We will also consider visual representations of Venice in film and in the paintings of J.M.W. Turner. ...
There are few things as disheartening as seeing a beautiful woman on the subway hunched over a gossip magazine like its Marcel Proust.
Our hands do not tremble except for ourselves, or for those whom we love. Marcel Proust. Remembrance of Things Past, (Swann's Way)
“When we study certain periods of ancient history, we are astonished to see men and women individually good participate without scruple in mass assassinations or human sacrifices which probably seemed to them natural things. And our own age no doubt, when its history is read two thousand years hence, will seem to an equal degree to have bathed men of pure and tender conscience in a vital element which will strike the future reader as monstrously pernicious, but to which at the time those men adapted themselves without difficulty.” – Marcel Proust, Time Regained (trans. Moncrieff and Kilmartin)
“In Search of Lost Time of 1914 by Marcel in a copy of deluxe edition, (1920):
5 of 5 stars to Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2 by Marcel Proust
The only paradise is paradise lost., by Marcel Proust
It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad., by Marcel Proust
Answer the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust and find out which illustrious respondents you most resemble.
“Perhaps it is not-being that is the true state, and all our dream of life is inexistent; but, if so, we feel that these phrases of music, these conceptions which exist in relation to our dream, must be nothing either. We shall perish, but we have as hostages these divine captives who will follow and share our fate. And death in their company is somehow less bitter, less inglorious, perhaps even less probable. ” ― Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
“Pleasures are like photographs: in the presence of the person we love, we take only negatives, which we develop later, at home, when we have at our disposal once more our inner dark room, the door of which it is strictly forbidden to open while others are present.” ― Marcel Proust
"In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life." -Marcel Proust
“Your soul...is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.” ~Marcel Proust (1871-1922); Novelist “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826); 3rd U.S. President
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance. ~ Marcel Proust
Once you have a viscerally negative reaction to a writer, it takes time and hard work to overcome it--and you better makes sure it is worth all the trouble. It is that way for me with Marcel Proust--I really dislike his subject matter and (highly) dramatic personae--but that's not the point I am trying to make. I am not sure what Proust's message was or whether he even had a message. Adi Da on the other hand clearly has an important message, which it may take time to be even tentatively understood. But that cannot be helped--and in any event it is not a matter of intellectual understanding but of intuiting and eventually experiencing for yourself, in your total body-mind, or (proximate) field of energy, what Avatar Adi Da has demonstrated in his own human form: That he is YOU--and all of us exist in HIM. Offensive? You bet. Worthwhile checking out? Perhaps, for some of us--not for others. By 'Him'--Avatar Adi Da does not mean himself in any egoic sense, separate and apart from other egoic selves--he mean ...
WORDS OF WISDOM "The power of the word is real whether or not you are conscious of it. Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Behind every word flows energy." – Sonia Choquette Discover the difference between doing and being and become. Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." - Deepak chopra "I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today." - William Allen White "Skillful speech not only means that we pay attention to the words we speak and to their tone but also requires that our words reflect compassion and concern for others and that they help and heal, rather than wound and destroy." - Bhante Henepola Gunaratana "Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dreams precedes the goal." - Pamela Vault Starr "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." - T. S. Eliot ...
I will pick up once again a Marcel Proust phrase, remarkable thought; he said: "Ideal is inacessible and happiness is mediocre." That sums up the mystery of life, I guess. Simple words expressing such deep and severe truth. I don't feel bad anymore about it. I fight for it truly.
"Certain favourite roles are played by us so often before the public and rehearsed so carefully when we are alone that we find it easier to refer to their fictitious testimony than to that of a reality which we have almost entirely forgotten." MARCEL PROUST, Within a Budding Grove
"'Facts do not find their way into the world where our beliefs reside; the did not produce our beliefs; they do not destroy them; they may inflict on them the most constant refutations without weakening them'." -Marcel Proust Noted in a letter to the editor, NY Times today, by Steven Berkowitz. I was wondering….
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The only paradise is paradise lost. - Marcel Proust
The 10 Greatest Books of all time - Time! 1)Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 2)Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 3)War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 4)Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 5)The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 6)Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7)The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 8)In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust 9)The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov 10)Middlemarch by George Eliot
Why is Knausgaard likened at once to crack cocaine and Marcel Proust? (Ben Lerner on 'My Struggle: 3')
Yum, truly scrumptious. They always remind me of reading Marcel Proust.
Madeleine Lemaire was a pupil of Mrs. Herbelin and Charles Chaplin. She specializes in the genre (sometimes in the style of the eighteenth century) and worldly and especially in still lifes and flowers. She made her debut at the Paris Salon in 1864, where she exhibited throughout her life, including receiving prize in 1877 and 1900. She also exposes the company watercolorists from 1879. Madeleine Lemaire also illustrated books, such as The Pleasures and days of Marcel Proust, or Abbé Constantin Ludovic Halévy, or the poems of Robert de Montesquiou. Robert de Montesquiou said she was The Empress of the Roses. She introduced Marcel Proust and Reynaldo Hahn in the Parisian salons of the aristocracy and hold herself a salon where she received the high society in her hôtel particulier rue de Monceau. * * * All images in this album will be ordered chronologically.
If I see you reading Zadie Smith or Marcel Proust, be warned dear reader: I shall fall in love
What would you do if the cataclysm was certain, and this was but one of your few remaining hours? Marcel Proust answers (read by Alan Rickman).
Christopher Tayler: Banville’s Marlowe: ‘I was beginning to think perhaps you worked in bed, like Marcel Proust,’...
In memory of Edward M. Gallaudet, Adlai Stevenson, and William S. Burroughs. Past February 5s: 1631: Roger Williams arrives in Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England. 1736: John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia. 1897: The Indiana State House legislature passes Bill No.246 which in effect gives 3.2 exactly as the value of pi. Luckily, a math professor from Purdue advises the Senate that this is mathematically incorrect, and that body indefinitely postpones action on the bill. 1897: Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel. Proust and Lorrain exchange shots at 25 paces. Proust fires first, his bullet hitting the ground by Lorrain’s foot. Lorrain’s shot misses, and the seconds agree that honor is satisfied. 1978: Blindfolded Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws (at Central YMCA, San José, California). 1981: Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor). Paul Squires and Geoff Ross create this glob in Brisbane, Australia. 1997: Three Swis ...
A Marcel Proust-looking boy in a kind of Warsaw Pact Speedo (that would be me)
It happened today: January 2 André Aciman (born January 2, 1951): Aciman (born on 2 January 1951) is a writer, currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York teaching the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust. Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Clyde Martin (born January 2, 1918): Martin (born January 2, 1918) was assistant to Dr Alfred Kinsey and co-author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. The 2003 musical Dr. Sex focuses on the relationship between Martin, Kinsey and his wife, with the character of Wally Matthews being based on Martin, Martin and Kinsey sharing Kinsey's wife as sex partner. In December 1938 Martin sought out Kinsey and gave Kinsey his sexual history. The pair formed a bon ...
Book challenge! Before or after the New Year, make a list of books you'll read. One for every week of the year. They can't be re-reads, but other than that everything's game. YOU HAVE TO READ ONE EVERY WEEK. Maybe not in any particular order, but you must finish the list!! Except try to stay away from things like poetry anthologies and Doctor Seuss books because I'm giving you an entire bloody week for each book, and that would be skipping out. (Mine are all mostly classics because I can download those easily since the authors are dead.) And-- GO!   (Starting with books I have on my bookshelf and have not yet read.) 1. Finding Time Again by Marcel Proust.  2. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. 3. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 4. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 5. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.  6. On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings by William James. 7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 8. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. 9 ...
The Rhetoric of Health and Illness class spent a week during Block 4 in Moab, Utah, working at the Moab Free Health Clinic. The CC students conducted volunteer and patient interviews, developed outreach and marketing materials to promote clinic programs, shadowed clinic staff, and worked on grant proposals; texts for the course included works by Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, Susan Sontag, Paul Farmer, Anne Fadiman, Abraham Verghese, and Atul Gawande. Conferring at the clinic are, from left, Anjelica Oien, program coordinator, Sanjay Roberts ’16, and Lexi Gagliardi ’17.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin Ulysses by James Joyce The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag Beloved by Toni Morrison History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell Waves by Virginia Woolf Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein Mira Schor asked us to post ten books that stuck with us and then tag ten friends to name theirs. She also requests we tag her so she can follow the branching book tree she seeded. I've named mostly books I read before I was 25 because they've withstood the test of time by still looming large in my heart, influencing my own fiction (moreso than my theoretical and critical writing), and because later favorites are more specialized to my professional interests and have yet to prove as enduring as pleasures rather than ideological directives. But how can I leave out Remembrances of Things Past by Marcel Proust? The only reason I am is because I s ...
“I never repeat anything.” That is the ritual phrase of society people, by which the gossip is reassured every time. —Marcel Proust
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."—Marcel Proust
Here's a surprise. A fine essay on Proust in the Telegraph, of all places:
be aware " There are people who have not succeeded because they are not aware , they are not" aware . " They are not attention to know they exist. 's Poor , they do not know . must wake people up . that is to say, What are people doing their job , doing their studies, they have a degree , they are in contact with it all. you have a cold and you always do " sniff ." is that you're flies. want a handkerchief , then there are people like that who are not aware. Moi I am aware you know, this is an example , I am aware. "JC Van Damme . air "I am fascinated by air. If air is removed the sky , all the birds fall to the ground . And also had . At the same time the air you can not touch ... ca ca exists and does not exist ... It feeds the man without his hunger ... it's magic ... the air is beautiful at the same time you can not see it, it's soft and you can not touch . the air is a bit like my brain ... "JC VanDamme hazel " A hazelnut j'la breaks between my buttocks you see ... " JC VanDamme the peanut " I love p ...
...Charming Gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust (TY for the beautiful flower)
"I just love what you do not fully possess." -Marcel Proust :33
Just had a Marcel Proust moment. Fancied writing a really long book.
"Feeling any wittier yet? Any strange cravings for beluga caviar and Marcel Proust?"
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting point for further desires. - Marcel Proust.
Important Awards & Honors in 2013 1. “High Power” bags Yellow Oscar Award i. Indian short film ‘High Power’, has won the ’Yellow Oscar’ award at the Uranium Film Festival at Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil. ii. This film (made in 2012) is based on the project- affected people of Tarapur Atomic Power Station. The film depicts the woes of the people displaced by the nuclear power plant built in 1960s. iii. Pradeep Indulkar is the producer-director of this film accepted the award. 2. Lydia Davis Won Man Booker Prize i. American writer Lydia Davis has won the 5th Man Booker International Prize. ii. A professor of creative writing at the University of Albany, Ms. Davis is also an accomplished translator. Her works include ‘The End of the Story’ and ‘Varieties of Disturbance’. iii. Lydia Davis is also known for her work as a translator of French literature and philosophy, most notably of Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert. 3. Kerala CM Won UN Public Service Award i. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s . ...
For Sale: 10/18/2013 53. Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust - P200 54. Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault - P300 55. Tilt: A Skewed History of The Tower of Pisa by Nicholas Shrady - P25 56. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol - P150
Just got Marcel Proust' gargantuan novel In Search of Lost Time in the mail today. It's published in six volumes and for scale I have placed it adjacent to everything written by Jane Austen.
Love this: " I listened to him with the ears of my heart" Jean Cocteau talking about Marcel Proust
History never looks like history when you are living through it, John W, Gardner in having new eyes, Marcel Proust
'What did Truman Capote, Patricia Highsmith and Marcel Proust have in common?' Wouldn't you like to know...
What Are The Daily Routines Of History's Most Creative Minds? 1) Be a morning person. Hemingway was up at around 5.30am, even if he'd been drinking the night before: "It's not that there aren't successful night owls: Marcel Proust, for one, rose sometime between 3pm and 6pm, immediately smoked opium powders to relieve his asthma, then rang for his coffee and croissant. But very early risers form a clear majority, including everyone from Mozart to Georgia O'Keeffe to Frank Lloyd Wright. (The 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards, Currey tells us, went so far as to argue that Jesus had endorsed early rising "by his rising from the grave very early".) For some, waking at 5am or 6am is a necessity, the only way to combine their writing or painting with the demands of a job, raising children, or both. For others, it's a way to avoid interruption: at that hour, as Hemingway wrote, "There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write." There's another, surpris ...
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“On the evidence of the two volumes that we already have, this is one of the great literary biographies, to be set up there with, or perhaps placed on an even higher shelf than, Richard Ellmann’s James Joyce, George Painter’s Marcel Proust, and Leon Edel’s Henry James. Indeed, in this work Stach has achieved something truly original. By a combination of tireless scholarship, uncanny empathy, and writing that might best be described as passionately fluent, he does truly give a sense of ‘what it was like to be Franz Kafka.’ He has set himself the Proustian task of summoning up, and summing up, an entire world, and has performed that task with remarkable success. The result is an eerily immediate portrait of one of literature’s most enduring and enigmatic masters.” -- John Banville, New York Review of Books
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them - Marcel Proust
“To achieve accurate knowledge of others, if such a thing were possible, we could only ever arrive at it through the slow and unsure recognition of our own initial optical inaccuracies. However, such knowledge is not possible: for, while our vision of others is being adjusted, they, who are not made of mere brute matter, are also changing; we think we have managed to see them more clearly, but they shift; and when we believe we have them fully in focus, it is merely our older images of them that we have clarified, but which are themselves already out of date.” Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants, Flaubert took very hot baths: daily routines of creative people
… a little patch of yellow wall…was so well painted that it was, if one looked at it by itself, like some priceless specimen of Chinese art, of a beauty that was sufficient in itself …he fixed his gaze, like a child upon a yellow butterfly that it wants to catch, on the precious patch of wall. “That’s how I ought to have written,” he said. “My last books are too dry, I ought to have gone over them with a few layers of colour, made my language precious in itself, like this little patch of yellow wall. (This quotation belongs to Marcel Proust’s The Prisoner, the fifth volume of In Remembrance of Things Past.)
"A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness." ~ Marcel Proust
I hope one of yours doesn't include a breakfast of opium and croissants like Marcel Proust. :) thanks for posting that.
83% done with In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5, by Marcel Proust
The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people. Marcel Proust
This is also what painting can do. " .my mother seeing that I was cold, offered me some tea, a thing I did not ordinarily take. I declined at first, and then, for no particular reason, changed my mind. She sent out for one of those short plumb little cakes called "petites madeleines," which look as though they had been molded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim's shell. And soon, mechanically weary after a dull day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lip a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid, and the crumbs with it, touched my palate than a shudder ran through my whole body, and I stopped, intent upon the extraodinary changes that were taking place. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, but individual, detached, with no suggestion of it's origin. and once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, it's brevity illusory - this new sensation having had on me the effect which love had ...
"Be grateful to people who make you happy, they are the gentle gardeners who make your soul blossom." Marcel Proust
“The smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, and the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.” – Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Oliver Burkeman looks at the daily routines of history's most creative minds in Guardian Weekend:
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacilus. -Marcel Proust
Iam going to read 7volumes of Marcel Proust IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME ( A NEW PENGUIN TRANSLATION) Slowly. 2654pages. As this is a Reading Project.
"If we are to make reality endurable, we must all nourish a fantasy or two." - Marcel Proust
Marijuana VIP’s Carl Sagan is not the only prominent marijuana aficionado who used marijuana for inspiration. Pulitzer Price winner Norman Mailer once said in an interview for the High Times Magazine: “What I find is that pot puts things together. Pot is marvelous for getting new connections in the brain. It’s divine for that. You think associatively on pot, so you can have real extraordinary thoughts. But the more education you have, the more you have to put together at that point, the more wonderful connections there are to see in the universe.” Other prominent testimonials who used marijuana for inspirational purposes include the Irish poet William Butler Yeats, physicist Richard Feynman, musicians Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan and the Beatles, directors Robert Altman and Hal Ashby, the American writers Jack London and Alan Ginsberg, French writers Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, and Marcel Proust, the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, and comedians Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Bill ...
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