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  • 151.
    In fact, other people create for lack of power. I, on the other hand, do not need a work: I live.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 4, sc. 11, Pléiade (1962).

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  • 152.
    I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The narrator, Jean-Baptiste Clamence, in The Fall (1956).

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  • 153.
    Are you involved in politics now? Leave that to the writers and to the ugly girls.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Rateau to his friend Jonas, in Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas or The Artist at Work," p. 121, Gallimard (1957).

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  • 154.
    It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Rateau to his friend Jonas, in Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas, or The Artist at Work," p. 120, Gallimard (1957).
  • 155.
    True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself; hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. (repr. 1957). The narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall, p. 77 (1956).
  • 156.
    Men die and they are not happy.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).

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  • 157.
    I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The narrator (Jean-Baptiste Clamence), in The Fall (1956).

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