Friday, November 28, 2014

Quote of the Day (Marcel Proust, on a ‘Woman Whom We Need’)

“A woman whom we need and who makes us suffer elicits from us a whole gamut of feelings far more profound and vital than a man of genius who interests us.” — French novelist Marcel Proust (1871-1922), Time Regained, Vol. VI of In Search of Lost Time

This would deeply disappoint Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory, for it means that his best friend, Leonard, experiences far more in the presence of Penny than himself. Not that the “man of genius” didn’t surmise this already…

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