"Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Marcel Proust on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Marcel Proust on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Marcel Proust on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Marcel Proust on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Marcel Proust on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."