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"Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit." -
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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 Truth & Lies
"One deceit needs many others, and so the whole house is built in the air and must soon come to the ground."
"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
"All malice has injustice at it's end, an end achieved by violence or by fraud; while both are sins that earn the hate of heaven, since fraud belongs exclusively to man, God hates it more and, therefore, far below, the fraudulent are placed and suffer most."
"Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit."
"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs."
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