Quotation by Marcel Proust

If the conversation turned to the Princes of the House of France, "people with whom neither you nor I will be acquainted, and we do not want to, do we?", my grandmother would say to Swann, who perhaps had a letter from Twickenham in his pocket; she made him move to the piano and turn the pages on evenings when my grandmother's sisters sang; she had with this being, elsewhere so sought after, the naive roughness of a child who plays with a collector's item without any more care than with a less expensive one.
Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist. Nouvelle Revue Française (1913). Remembrance of Things Past, vol. I, Swann's Way, p. 19, Pléiade (1954).
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