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"Less disappointing than life, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best." -
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Top 5 quotes from Marcel Proust
"The only paradise is paradise lost."
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."
"It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
"The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace."
"I perceived that to express those impressions, to write that essential book, which is the only true one, a great writer does not, in the current meaning of the word, invent it, but, since it exists already in each one of us, interprets it. The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter."
Top 5 quotes from Art
"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
"There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them."
"The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you."
"Less disappointing than life, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best."
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."