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PinkMonkey.com-MonkeyNotes-The Stranger, by Albert Camus
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QUOTATION: The day was ending at it was the hour of which I do not want
to speak, the hour without a name, when the sounds of evening ascended
from all the floors of the prison in a procession of silence.
QUOTATION: To be honest, I knew that there was no difference between
dying at their years old and dying at seventy because, naturally, in both
cases, other men and women will live on, for thousands of years at that....
It was still I who was dying, whether it was today or twenty years from
QUOTATION: Then I had only prisoners thoughts. I awaited the daily
walk which I took in the yard, or my lawyers visit. I managed the
remainder of my time very well. I have often thought that if I was made
to live in a dry tree trunk, without any other occupation but to watch
the flower of the sky above my head, I would have gradually gotten used
QUOTATION: I shook off the sweat and the sun. I understood that I had
destroyed the balance of the day, the exceptional silence of a beach where
I had been happy. Then I shot four more times at an inert body which the
bullets penetrated without appearing so. And it was like four brief knocks
that I struck on the door of misfortune.
QUOTATION: Yes, it is the hour at which, long ago, I felt happy. What
always awaited me then was a light and dreamless sleep. But something
had changed because, with the wait for tomorrow, it is my cell that I
have found. As if the familiar paths traced in the summer skies could
lead to prisons as well as innocent slumbers.
QUOTATION: I asked her if she wanted to go to the movies that night.
She laughed again and told me that she felt like seeing a Fernandel movie.
When we got dressed, she seemed very surprised to see me wearing a black
tie and asked me if I was in mourning. I told her that my mother was dead.
Since she asked me since when, I answered, Since yesterday.
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