Quotation by Jean-Paul Sartre

You are a tiny little girl, Electra. Other little girls dreamed of being the richest or the most beautiful women of all. And you, fascinated by the horrid destiny of your people, you wished to become the most pained and the most criminal ... At your age, children still play with dolls and they play hopscotch. You, poor child, without toys or playmates, you played murder, because it is a game that one can play alone.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Jupiter to Electra in The Flies, act 3, Gallimard (1947).
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