Friday, January 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

Jeanne Proust was greatly concerned to live up to the expectations involved in being the wife of a revered physician and professor and to be respected by the members of a social class whose approval was very important to her.  She experienced [her son] Marcel's originality and vitality as a threat, one that she set out to combat with all the means at her disposal.  This did not escape her sensitive, perceptive son.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 70

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