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CREON: It is your happiness too, you little fool!

ANTIGONE: I spit on your happiness! I spit on your idea of life, that life must go on, come what may! You, with your promise of a humdrum happiness - provided a person doesn’t ask too much of life. I want everything of life, I do, and I want it now! I want it total, complete: otherwise I reject it! I will not be moderate, I will not be satisfied with the bit of cake you offer me if I promise to be a good little girl. I want to be sure of everything this very day, sure that everything will be as beautiful as when I was a little girl. And if not, I wish to die!

—  Antigone, Jean Anouilh (trans Lewis Galantiere)