Quotation by Albert Camus

These women behind the store windows? Dreams, sir, dreams at bargain prices, a trip to the Indies! These people perfume themselves with spices. You enter, they close the curtains, and the trip begins. The gods descend on the nude bodies and the islands drift, demented, with the tousled hair of palm trees in the breeze.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 19, Gallimard (1956).
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