Jean-Paul Sartre - The Flies (1944)
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Human life begins on the far side of despair.
Yes, I am so free. And what a superb absence is my soul.
I am a man, Jupiter, and each man must invent his own path.
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.
Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets.