Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only pain we obey.
Quote by Marcel Proust
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Marcel Proust Quotes
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.
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
We don't receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Sometimes I make very selfish choices like I did 'Once Upon A Time' for my inner 8-year-old and my hypothetical future child. I've done some movies because I would regret them if I didn't, but other projects I've done because they've scared me or if I felt I needed to do a big romantic comedy to help me professionally.
In an ecology of love, people can relate in trust and face the future without fear. They do not need to play it safe. They can take uncertainty in their stride.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
Man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into virtue.
I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.