"People are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism. So if there were the least certainty that one could enjoy the show, it would be worth proving to them what they are unwilling to believe and thus amazing them. But you kill yourself and what does it matter whether or not they believe you? You are not there to see their amazement and their contrition (fleeting at best), to witness, according to every one’s dream, your own funeral. In order to cease being a doubtful case, one has to cease being, that’s all. Besides, isn’t it better thus? We’d suffer too much from their indifference."
Albert Camus, The Fall (via whyallcaps)