Paradise Is Now

Painting by Jean Honoré Fragonard: The Lover Crowned, c. 1772, from series The Progress of Love

…and he thinks how absurd is our dream of a paradise with retention of personality, since our life is a succession of paradises successively denied, that the only true paradise is the paradise that has been lost, and that death will cure many of the desire for immortality.

Samuel Beckett
Proust (1931)

Painting by Jean Honoré Fragonard: The Lover Crowned, c. 1772, from the series The Progress of Love

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