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The Stranger

By Albert Camus 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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Jan in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).

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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Jan in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 2, Pléiade 91962).

QUOTATION: Even when one sits in the prisoner’s dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French–Algerian. The Stranger, p. 139, Gallimard (1942).

QUOTATION: The whole question was to kill time. I ended up not getting bored at all from the instant I learned to remember.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 112, Gallimard (1942).

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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 39, Gallimard (1942).

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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 113, Gallimard (1942).

QUOTATION: [Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people have white skin.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Meursault describes Paris to his fiancee, in The Stranger, p. 65, Gallimard (1942).

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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 63, Gallimard (1942).

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.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 55, Gallimard (1942).

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”.
ATTRIBUTION: Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 65, Gallimard (1942).

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