Favorite Quotes

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust (1871-1922).

From “La Prisonniere,” the fifth volume of “Remembrance of Things Past,” also known as “In Search of Lost Time.” Here’s the full quote from La Prisonniere.

A pair of wings, a different respiratory system, which enabled us to travel through space, would in no way help us, for if we visited Mars or Venus while keeping the same senses, they would clothe everything we could see in the same aspect as the things of the Earth. The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of the is;

2 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes

  1. thanks, au for your first blog entry. it’s like you opened my brain and are saying what’s in there. have lost my literary vocabulary – am into memos and reports. nice, nice, nice! and belated happy bday!

    • Hi, Cora. Glad to connect with you in my blog site. Thanks for the positive feedback. Hope I can inspire you to get back into the literary groove (if that’s what you want) as we transition into our “sage” life phase and share our wisdom with the generations that follow us. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

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