Marcel Proust Quote

For although we know that the years pass, that youth gives way to old age, that fortunes and thrones crumble (even the most solid among them) and that fame is transitory, the manner in which—by means of a sort of snapshot—we take cognisance of this moving universe whirled along by Time, has the contrary effect of immobilising it.


In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI:Time Regained and A Guide to Proust (ed. Vintage Classics, 1996)

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For although we know that the years pass, that youth gives way to old age, that fortunes and thrones crumble (even the most solid among them) and...

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For although we know that the years pass, that youth gives way to old age, that fortunes and thrones crumble (even the most solid among them) and...

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For although we know that the years pass, that youth gives way to old age, that fortunes and thrones crumble (even the most solid among them) and...

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For although we know that the years pass, that youth gives way to old age, that fortunes and thrones crumble (even the most solid among them) and...