Women, Only Women

The artist's mother (or wife - no one knows for sure)

It is easy to see that your father was a good man. But even with the best of men, the bread of human kindness will never be what it can be with a woman; there is always an outer shell of roughness. A man can never be the soul of kindness, as you mother seems to have been.

Marcel Proust
Quoted by Céleste Albaret in Monsieur Proust (1973)

Photo by Nadar: The artist’s mother (or wife – no one knows for certain) (1890)

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