Proust: ‘Natural Honesty’ | Remembrance of Things Past #129

NATURAL HONESTY

“When he talked, there was a sort of mushy sound to his pronunciation that was charming because one sensed that it betrayed not so much an impediment in his speech as a quality of his soul, a sort of vestige of early childhood innocence that he had never lost. Each consonant he could not pronounce appeared to be another instance of a hardness of which he was incapable.” ― Marcel Proust

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