Marcel Proust Quote

And not only does one not seize at once and retain an impression of works that are really great, but even in the content of any such work (as befell me in the case of Vinteuil's sonata) it is the least valuable parts that one at first perceives.... Less disappointing than life is, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best.


In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) - Vol II: Within a Budding Grove (1919)

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And not only does one not seize at once and retain an impression of works that are really great, but even in the content of any such work (as befell...

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And not only does one not seize at once and retain an impression of works that are really great, but even in the content of any such work (as befell...

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And not only does one not seize at once and retain an impression of works that are really great, but even in the content of any such work (as befell...

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And not only does one not seize at once and retain an impression of works that are really great, but even in the content of any such work (as befell...