Sunday, August 8, 2010

A quote I am liking

"We may talk our whole life away, without speaking anything other than interminable repetitions that fill the empty minute, but the steps of thought which we take during the lonely work of creativity all lead us downwards, deeper into ourselves, the only direction which is not closed to us, the only direction in which we can proceed, albeit with much greater trevail, towards an outcome of truth."

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time


  1. Dear Pam, thank you for this courage-building quote.
    Thank you, thank you.
    L, C

  2. I really like this quote, though I don't know what truth is and think it's an illusion that we'll get to it...but the rest of the struggle is really interesting.
    thank you...

  3. CB, what a good thing it is that words can build courage (and other life-giving intangibles)

    And Melissa - yes I get that. It sounds like truth is a sought (and achievable) destination - the final train station. I guess I would translate that word as insights, though that also feels a bit light and too much like an arrival. What I like and related to is the sense that it is this 'place' where the way can be open. Where the journey continues. And continues.