How Proust Can Change Your Life

Portrait of Marcel Proust 1892. Proust’s portrait hung in his Boulevard Haussmann apartment, with its cork covered walls, until 1919

To make reading into a discipline is to give too large a role to what is only an incitement. Reading is on the threshold of spiritual life- it can introduce us to it; it does not constitute it.

It’s from adolescents who last long enough that life makes its old men.

– In Search of Lost Time

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