One-Liner Wednesday: Will this do?

“The people who refuse us the objects of our desire are always ready to offer us something else”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 27 May 2020    

One-Liner Wednesday: Old dogs, new tricks

“In later life we look at things in a more practical way, in full conformity with the rest of society, but youth was the only time in which we learned anything.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner…

One-Liner Wednesday: These Times

“In a world thronged with monsters and with gods, we are barely conscious of tranquility”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 6 May 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: Ships In The Night

“..the charms of the passing stranger are generally in direct ratio to the swiftness of our passage”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 29 April 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Sticks and stones…’

“One’s own being the best of all possible worlds, the ill-informed contempt of ‘outsiders’ may be disregarded.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 15 April 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: It’ll never catch on…

“I don’t think I should like to have the telephone in my establishment. Once the first excitement is over, it must be a perfect racket going on all the time.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday…

One-Liner Wednesday: Tell it like it was

“I am stoutly opposed to all innovations in terminology. Nine times out of ten they are most dangerous.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – Yea, verily. One-Liner Wednesday 1 April 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Mark it, nuncle’

“I never speak to you except of what I already know and I always know a great deal more than I say” – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann) – – – – – – – – I thought this line sounded vaguely familiar. And, indeed, Shakespeare got there first with this…

One-Liner Wednesday: Pseuds Corner

“There was no need actually to have those tastes, provided one talked enough about them” – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann) – – – – – – – – For the uninitiated, ‘Pseuds Corner’ is a long running feature of the UK satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’, which presents examples of egregiously…