Fountain Of Eternal Youth Quotes (1 quote)
The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.
From La Prisonniθre (1923), a volume in the series of novels ΐ la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past). Translated by C.K. Moncrief as The Captive (1929, 1949), 70-71. This text is often seen paraphrased as The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes. [Note that the context refers to the eyes of artists (including composers), and their ability to transport the viewer or listener with a pair of wings,
which would enable us to traverse infinite space to see new vistas through their art.]