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Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) Quotes

  • Jerome: I thought to myself that every woman has her most vulnerable point. For some, it's the nape of the neck, the waist, the hands. For Claire, in that position, in that light, it was her knee. It was the magnetic pole of my desire, the precise point where, if I could pursue this desire, I'd have placed my hand. And right there is where her boyfriend had his hand. In all his innocence and insipidness. That hand was above all insipid, and that shocked me.
    Aurora: It's very simple. Place your hand on her knee. That will exorcise the desire.
    Jerome: It's not simple at all. That's the hardest thing to do. A caress has to be accepted. It would be easier to seduce her.

  • Aurora: I find all men attractive. That's why I can't pick one. Why one and not another? I need a reason to choose one specific man. Since I can't have them all, I prefer to do without any.
    Jerome: That's quite unnatural, and quite immoral.
    Aurora: Hardly immoral, since it keeps me chaste.

  • Jerome: The heroes of a story are always blindfolded. Otherwise they'd attempt nothing. The plot would stall.
    Aurora: Actually, everyone wears a blindfold.Or at least blinders.
    Jerome: Except you, since you write.
    Aurora: Yes, writing forces me to keep my eyes open.

  • Jerome: Seeing a girl cry renders me utterly helpless, especially if she's pretty.
    Aurora: So you make the ugly ones cry?
    Jerome: No, neither the ugly ones nor the pretty ones.

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