The capable André has a ready set of approaches to unlock any solution needed. If only one could order such a magical bunch of keys. My husband has told me that engineering isn’t a particular knowledge, but a way to think through problems. Perhaps that’s the key…
He always applied the right method in any emergency as a housekeeper chooses the right key for every door from the bunch hanging at her waist.
Source: Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov, trans. David Magarshack (London: Penguin, 1954 (1859)), p. 164
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