Proust: ‘Grasping Meaning’ | Remembrance of Things Past #134

Grasping Meaning

“Although she failed to grasp the meaning of this speech, she did understand that it might belong to the category of ‘scoldings’ and scenes of reproach or supplication, and her familiarity with men enabled her, without paying attention to the details of what they said, to conclude that they would not make such scenes if they were not in love, that since they were in love it was pointless to obey them, they would be only more in love afterward.” ― Marcel Proust

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