Quotation by Albert Camus

What we call spring here is one rose and two buds that just grew in the cloister garden. That is enough to move the men of my country. But their heart resembles that miserly rose. A more powerful breath would wilt them, they have the spring that they deserve.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).
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