"Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"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."