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"It's none of my business whether you're guilty or innocent; my job is to use everything that's available against you: your bohemian life in Montmartre, the testimony extorted from the witnesses by the police, the testimony of the police themselves. With the disgusting swill the investigator has collected, I must make you seem so repulsive that the jury will cast you out of the society of men." First Notebook, The Assizes, p. 3.

"And those of my underworld friends who were in the courtroom applauded. They knew the truth about this murder and this was their way of showing they were proud of me for not squealing." First Notebook, The Assizes, p. 6.

"It was clear that our captures had been romanticized and that their role in it had been much amplified. It appeared that our arrest had saved all Columbia from a terrible threat." Fourth Notebook, The First Cavale Continued...

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