La vérité est trop simple pour les intellectuels.
Georges Simenon – Entretien au New York Times (1984)
He takes down two volumes from shelves packed with reference books and critical studies of his work. No Simenon novels are in evidence.
« These are the kinds of books they keep writing about me, » he says. « And I hate it! I call it micropsychoanalysis »
He holds them out. Both in French, one is called « The Mechanism of Genius, » and the other « Georges Simenon: From the Human to the Void. »
« Do they say anything true about you? » I ask.
« They never understand. »
« Why not? »
« Because the truth is too simple for intellectuals. »