"I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers."
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
Source: The Fall (Vintage International)
Contributed by: Cain
The Four Conditions of Happiness:Life in the open air, Love for another being,Freedom from ambition,Creation
Contributed by: Vesna
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
Contributed by: Zaady
There are some words that I have never really understood, such as sin. . . . For if there is sin against life, it lies perhaps less in despairing of it than in hoping for another life and evading the implacable grandeur of the one we have.
Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very denial may be born.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Source: The Fall, 1957
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
To those who despair of everything, reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.
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