"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Marcel Proust on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Marcel Proust on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Marcel Proust on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Marcel Proust on Marilyn Monroe
"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces."
"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."
"A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it."