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"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." -
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Top 5 quotes from Marcel Proust
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"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."
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