"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Marcel Proust on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Marcel Proust on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Marcel Proust on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Marcel Proust on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Marcel Proust on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."