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Proust: 'Not Of This World'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
July 23rd 2017 | #108

NOT OF THIS WORLD

“… asparagus, tinged with ultramarine and rosy pink which ran from their heads, finely stippled in mauve and azure, through a series of imperceptible changes to their white feet, still stained a little by the soil of their garden-bed: a rainbow-loveliness that was not of this world. 102 more words

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Proust: 'An Unstable Element'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
July 16th 2017 | #107

AN UNSTABLE ELEMEMT

“We are, when we love, in an abnormal state, capable of giving at once to the most apparently simple accident, an accident which may at any moment occur, a seriousness which in itself it would not entail. 84 more words

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Proust: 'Compatibility'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
July 9th 2017 . Part #106

COMPATIBILITY

“This dim coolness of my room was to the broad daylight of the street what the shadow is to the sunbeam, that is to say equally luminous, and presented to my imagination the entire panorama of summer, which my senses, if I had been out walking, could have tasted and enjoyed only piecemeal; and so it was quite in harmony with my state of repose which (thanks to the enlivening adventures related in my books) sustained, like a hand reposing motionless in a stream of running water, the shock and animation of a torrent of activity.” ― Marcel Proust

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Proust: 'Reading Insites'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
July 2nd 2017 . Part #105

READING INSITES

“It may be that I might have inferred from the pages that life teaches us to diminish the value of what we read, and shows us that the things which the writer commends to us were never worth very much; yet I might equally well have come to the opposite conclusion, that reading teaches us to place a higher value on life, a value which we did not know how to appreciate, and the true extent of which we come to realize only through the book.” ― Marcel Proust

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Proust: 'Lived Fully'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
June 25th 2017 Part #104

LIVED FULLY

We have such numerous interests in our lives that it is not uncommon, on a single occasion, for the foundations of a happiness that does not yet exist to be laid down alongside the intensification of a grief from which we are still suffering.” ― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way… 98 more words

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Proust: 'A Respite Is Granted'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
June 18th 2017 . Part #103

A RESPITE IS GRANTED

“Now the same mystery which often veils from our eyes the reason for a catastrophe envelops just as frequently, when love is in question, the suddenness of certain happy solutions, such as had been brought to me by Gilberte’s letter. 65 more words

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Proust: 'In-Operable'

“Remembrance of Things Past”
June 11th 2017 . Part #102

IN-OPERABLE

This malady which Swann’s love had become had so proliferated, was so closely interwoven with all his habits, with all his actions, with his thoughts, his health, his sleep, his life, even with what he hoped for after his death, was so utterly inseparable from him, that it would have been impossible to eradicate it without almost entirely destroying him; as surgeons say, his love was no longer operable.” ― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

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