I had been right, I was still right, I was always right.
I had lived my life one way and I could just as well have lived it another.
I had done this and I hadn’t done that.
I hadn’t done this thing but I had done another.
The Stranger // Albert Camus
The Mediterranean sun has something tragic about it, quite different from the tragedy of fogs. Certain evenings at the base is the seaside mountains, night falls over the flawless curve of a little bay, and there rises from the silent waters a sense of anguished fulfillment. In such spots one can understand that if the Greeks knew despair they always did so through beauty and its stifling quality.
Helen’s Exile // Albert Camus