Thursday, October 24, 2013

Marcel Proust

A few words to ponder by the literary genius, Marcel Proust.

“The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of them is; and this we do [with great artists]; with artists like these we do really fly from star to star. ” 

“Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade. ” 

“Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.” 

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”