Quotation by Albert Camus

It was undoubtedly the feeling of exile—that sensation of a void within which never left us, that irrational longing to hark back to the past or else to speed up the march of time, and those keen shafts of memory that stung like fire.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), Algerian-born French journalist, writer. The Plague, part 2, ch. 1, p. 60, trans. by Stuart Gilbert, Penguin Modern Classics (1948).
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