“Tarrou has some comments on the sermon preached by Paneloux: ‘I can understand that type of fervor and find it not displeasing. At the beginning of a pestilence and when it ends, there’s always a propensity for rhetoric. In the first case, habits have not yet been lost; in the second, they’re returning. It is in the thick of a calamity that one gets hardened to the truth – in other words, to silence.'”

The Plague, Albert Camus


  1. cubeland mystic says

    But this Camus is much more accessible :

    You're getting psyched up for Lent aren't you?

  2. Matt (Slainte Joe) says

    I wish the Church would canonize Tarrou.

    And I'm only sort of kidding.

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