Albert Camus

The Stranger

    ziggy73has quoted24 days ago
    It was such a new experience, being a focus of interest; in the ordinary way no one ever paid much attention to me.
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    I felt as I hadn’t felt for ages. I had a foolish desire to burst into tears. For the first time I’d realized how all these people loathed me.
    Swara Hindlekarhas quoted6 days ago
    He then asked if a “change of life,” as he called it, didn’t appeal to me, and I answered that one never changed his way of life; one life was as good as another, and my present one suited me quite well.
    valeria turphas quoted16 days ago
    Marie came that evening and asked me if I’d marry her. I said I didn’t mind; if she was keen on it, we’d get married.
    valeria turphas quoted16 days ago
    I answered that one never changed his way of life; one life was as good as another, and my present one suited me quite well
    valeria turphas quoted18 days ago
    It occurred to me that somehow I’d got through another Sunday, that Mother now was buried, and tomorrow I’d be going back to work as usual. Really, nothing in my life had changed.
    valeria turphas quoted19 days ago
    As a matter of fact, I didn’t know exactly how old she was.
    ziggy73has quoted24 days ago
    I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.
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    No one, no one in the world had any right to weep for her. And I, too, felt ready to start life all over again.
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    Every man alive was privileged; there was only one class of men, the privileged class.
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    How did I picture the life after the grave?

    I fairly bawled out at him: “A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That’s all I want of it.”
    ziggy73has quoted24 days ago
    “Have you no hope at all? Do you really think that when you die you die outright, and nothing remains?”

    I said: “Yes.”
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    Supposing she were dead, her memory would mean nothing; I couldn’t feel an interest in a dead girl.
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    I was to die. Sooner than others, obviously. “But,” I reminded myself, “it’s common knowledge that life isn’t worth living, anyhow.”
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    I had to admit it seemed a very simple process, getting guillotined
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    I came to the conclusion that what was wrong about the guillotine was that the condemned man had no chance at all, absolutely none.
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    I decided that, if ever I got out of jail, I’d attend every execution that took place.
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    I had no soul, there was nothing human about me, not one of those moral qualities which normal men possess had any place in my mentality.
    ziggy73has quoted24 days ago
    on the next day after his mother’s funeral that man was visiting the swimming pool, starting a liaison with a girl, and going to see a comic film.
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    I recognized it as the voice that for many a day of late had been sounding in my ears. So I knew that all this time I’d been talking to myself.
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