Quotation by Jean-Paul Sartre

Understand me: I wish to be a man from somewhere, a moan among men. You see, a slave, when he passes by, weary and surly, carrying a heavy load, limping along and looking down at his feet, only at his feet to avoid falling down; he is in his town, like a leaf in greenery, like a tree in a forest, argos surrounds him, heavy and warm, full of herself; I want to be that slave, Electra, I want to pull the city around me and to roll myself up in it like a blanket. I will not leave.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Orestes to his sister Electra in The Flies, act 2, Gallimard (1947).
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