In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.
__Marcel Proust, The Past Recaptured, 1927
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
__Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Cities of the Plain, 1922