Remembrance: Marcel Proust #37

Really love this passage from proust, great read.

the secret keeper

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


“The soldier is convinced
that a certain indefinitely
extendable time period
is accorded him
before he is killed,
the burglar
before he is caught,
men in general,
before they must die.
That is the amulet
which preserves individuals
— and sometimes populations
— not from danger,
but from the fear of danger,
in reality
from the belief in danger,
which in some cases
allows them to brave it
without being brave.
Such a confidence,
just as unfounded,
supports the lover
who counts on
a reconciliation,
a letter.”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave

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