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Quotation by Albert Camus
Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across the hundreds of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. American Journals, April/May 1946 entry (1978, trans. 1988).
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