Suicide is referenced in the novel frequently by the main characters as a way to escape their boredom and end their waiting. However, they can never go through with it because they would rather do nothing than make a decision that would impact their lives.
"Si j’avais à écrire un livre de morale, il aurait cent pages et quatre-vingt-dix-neuf seraient blanches. Sur la dernière, j’écrirais « Je ne connais qu’un seul devoir et c’est celui d’aimer ». Et pour le reste, je dis non. Je dis non de toutes mes forces, car l’amour est le seul vrai sentiment." - Albert Camus
Born 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus studied philosophy, worked in political journalism and wrote fiction and essays. Also active as theatre producer and playwright, he didn't believe in God. Did he go too far? Did he find the truth? Will you?