Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
Don't let them tell us stories. Don't let them say of the man sentenced to death He is going to pay his debt to society, but: They are going to cut off his head. It looks like nothing. But it does make a little difference. And then there are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye.
When a war breaks out, people say: It's too stupid; it can't last long. But though the war may well be too stupid, that doesn't prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.
In Oran, as elsewhere, for want of time and thought, people have to love one another without knowing it.
The real saint, Baudelaire pretends to think, is he who flogs and kills people for their own good. His argument will be heard. A race of real saints is beginning to spread over the earth for the purposes of confirming these curious conclusions about rebellion.