"Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Marcel Proust on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Marcel Proust on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Marcel Proust on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Marcel Proust on Abraham Lincoln
"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."