Friday, May 14, 2010

Quote du Jour: more Proust

The facts of life do not penetrate to the sphere in which our beliefs are cherished; as it was not they that engendered those beliefs, so they are powerless to destroy them; they can aim at them continual blows of contradiction and disproof without weakening them; and an avalanche of miseries and maladies coming, one after another, without interruption into the bosom of a family, will not make it lose faith in either the clemency of its God or the capacity of its physician.
X XXX~ Marcel Proust, Swann's Way, tr. C.K. Scott Moncrieff

If only.