Marcel Proust

10 Jul 1871 // 18 Nov 1922

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one could chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."