"The hotel and its bright, tan prayer rug of a beach were one.On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud,..."
"Modern thought has realized considerable progress by reducing the existent to the series of appearances which manifest it."
" PreambleTo begin with, the art of jigsaw puzzles seems of little substance....PART ONE, CHAPTER ONEYes, it could begin this way, right here, just like that, in a rather slow and ponderous way, in..."
"Then there was the bad weather."
"These notebooks were found among the papers of Antoine Roquentin. ("Editors' Note")The best thing would be to write down events from day to day."
"Once when I was six years old I saw a beautiful picture in a book about the primeval forest called "True Stories"."
"Should he try to raise the mosquito-netting?"
"The unusual events described in this chronicle occurred in 194- at Oran.Les curieux événements qui font le sujet de cette chronique se sont produits en 194., à Oran.Le matin du 16 avril, le docteur..."
"Well, Sophie dear, as you see, I'm keeping my word and not spending all my time on bonnets and bows, I'll always have some to spare for you!"