Proust: ‘Effect of Reading Shakespeare’

“Remembrance of Things Past”
October 29th 2017 | #122

Effect of Reading Shakespeare

“Nine tenths of the ills from which intelligent people suffer spring from their intellect. They need at least a doctor who understands the disease. How can you expect Cottard to be able to treat you? He has made allowances for the difficulty of digesting sauces, for gastric trouble, but he has made no allowance for the effect of reading Shakespeare.” ― Marcel Proust
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