This section contains in English and the original French some of the novelist's "greatest hits," trenchant and often amusing observations about the human condition. Although the quotations available are already extensive, we will continue to add to them. They now come mainly from In Search of Lost Time/À la recherche du temps perdu, but also contain quotations from Proust's other writings.
To navigate through the quotes, select a letter from the section to the right. Under each letter, you will find listed alphabetically topics and themes with corresponding quotes.