"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Marcel Proust on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Marcel Proust on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Marcel Proust on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Marcel Proust on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Marcel Proust on Maya Angelou
"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces."
"It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body."
"Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees."
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
"Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two."