Marcel Proust quote about early from Swann's Way - For a long time I used to go to bed early.
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For a long time I used to go to bed early.
 Marcel Proust, Swann's Way (1913). copy citation

Author Marcel Proust
Source Swann's Way
Topic early bed
Date 1913
Language English
Note Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff


“Translated From The French By C. K. Scott Moncrieff NEW YORK HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY 1922 CONTENTS OVERTURE COMBRAY SWANN IN LOVE PLACE-NAMES: THE NAME OVERTURE For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say "I'm going to sleep." And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time, while I was asleep, of what I had just been reading, but my thoughts had run into a channel of their own, until I myself seemed actually to have become the subject of my book: a church, a quartet, the rivalry between François I and Charles V. This impression would persist for some moments after I was awake; it did not disturb my mind, but it lay like scales upon my eyes and prevented them from registering the fact that the candle was no longer burning.” source
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