Quotation by Albert Camus

She knew that Marcel needed her and that she needed this need, that it kept her alive night and day; especially at night when he did not want to be alone, or to age or to die, with that stubborn look he had, and that she sometimes recognized on other men's faces, the only look common to all the madmen hidden behind airs of reason, until the delirium rises and throws them, desperate, to a woman's body to bury, without desire, the frightening things that solitude and night have shown them.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Janine on her husband Marcel, in The Fall, p. 30, Gallimard (1957).
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