Hence Proust's assertion that the greatness of works of art has nothing to do with the apparent quality of their subject matter, and everything to do with the subsequent treat...
P39普鲁斯特宣称，艺术作品是否伟大与其取材如何毫无关系，而与对题材的处理则息息相关。进而他还断言，以艺术的眼光，即芥子之微亦可见须弥之大，我们会发现，甚至报上的一则香皂广告，也可以像帕斯卡尔的《沉思录》一样，令人回味无穷。Hence Proust's assertion that the greatness of works of art has nothing to do with the apparent quality of their subject matter, and everything to do with the subsequent treatment of that matter. And hence his associated claim that everything is potentially a fertile subject for art and that we can make discoveries as valuable in a an advertisement for soap as in Pascal's Pensees.P44“别太快”似乎是普鲁斯特的口头禅。“别太快”的好处是，当我们玩味事情的过程时，这个世界会变得更有意思。How to suffer successfullyP60Unwillingness to get out of bedProust preferred to spend most of his time in bed. He turned it into his desk and office. Did it provide a defense against the cruel world outside? "When one is sad, it is lovely to lie in teh warmth of one's bed, and there, with all effort and struggle at an end, even perhaps with one's head under the blankets, surrender completely to wailing, like branches in the autumn wind."P64普鲁斯特的皮肤倒真是细嫩的可以……一丁点食物或饮料中的颗粒就能搅得他一夜难眠。他曾告诉医生，上床前他只能喝四分之一杯维希矿泉水，如果喝下一满杯就会腹痛难忍，整夜别想睡。童话里真正的公主会因为垫被下有一粒豌豆而夜夜难安，我们这位因秉有异能而遭诅咒的作家则能察觉到他肚里一cc水的波荡。