Marcel Proust

“This was many years ago. The staircase wall on which I saw the rising glimmer of his candle has long since ceased to exist. In me, too, many things have been destroyed that I thought were bound to last forever and new ones have formed that have given birth to new sorrows and joys which I could not have foreseen then, just as the old ones have been difficult for me to understand. It was a very long time ago, too, that my father ceased to be able to say to Mama, “Go with the boy.” The possibility of such hours will never be reborn for me.”


Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
tags: memory
Read more quotes from Marcel Proust


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
36,622 ratings, average rating, 2,763 reviews

Browse By Tag