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PinkMonkey.com-MonkeyNotes-The Stranger, by Albert Camus
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QUOTATION: ... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot
always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved
ones happy. I see no further than this.
QUOTATION: ... I suppose that it is not so easy to go home and it takes
a bit of time to make a son out of a stranger.
QUOTATION: Even when one sits in the prisoners dock, it is interesting
to hear talk about oneself.
QUOTATION: The whole question was to kill time. I ended up not getting
bored at all from the instant I learned to remember.
QUOTATION: I thought to myself that it was still another Sunday gone
by, that Mother was now buried, that I was going to return to work and
that, after all, nothing had changed.
QUOTATION: I then understood that a man who would have lived but one
day could without effort live one hundred years in a prison. He would
have enough memories to avoid getting bored.
QUOTATION: [Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people
have white skin.
QUOTATION: [The boss] asked me if I was not interested in a change in
my life. I answered that one can never change lives, that in any case
all lives were the same, and that I was not at all unhappy with mine.
QUOTATION: When she laughed, I wanted her again. A while later, she asked
me if I loved her. I answered that it did not mean anything, but that
it seemed to me that I did not. She seemed sad.
QUOTATION: She noted that marriage is a very serious thing. I answered
that no, it is not.... She just wanted to know if I would have accepted
the same proposal from another woman with whom I would have had a relationship
like ours. I said, Of course.
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