Friday, 3 May 2013

Words for the weekend -Albert Camus

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
French existentialist author & philosopher

“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”

“Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth”

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

“Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming -- that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”

“Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

Albert Camus

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