"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.
We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.
Source: The Fall, 1957
A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It's a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
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