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A Quote by Albert Camus on agreement, belief, christianity, doubt, forgiveness, god, impossibility, life, listening, men, sincerity, suffering, surprises, time, and trust

I was about to tell him he was wrong to dwell on it, because it really didn't matter. But he cut me off and urged me one last time, drawing himself up to his full height and asking me if I believed in God. I said no. He sat down indignantly. He said it was impossible; all men believed in God, even those who turn their backs on him. That was his belief, and if he were ever to doubt it, his life would become meaningless. 'Do you want my life to be meaningless?' he shouted. As far as I could see, it didn't have anything to do with me, and I told him so. But from across the table he had already thrust the crucifix in my face and was screaming irrationally, 'I am a Christian. I ask Him to forgive you for sins. How can you not believe that He suffered for you?' I was struck by how sincere he seemed, but I had had enough. It was getting hotter and hotter. As always, whenever I want to get rid of someone I'm not really listening to, I made it appear as if I agreed. To my surprise, he acted triumphant. 'You see, you see!' he said. 'You do believe, don't you, and you're going to place your trust in Him, aren't you?' Obviously, I again said no. He fell back in his chair.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on art, freedom, and life

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Source: Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

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A Quote by Albert Camus on life and silence

As soon as one does not kill oneself, one must keep silent about life.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Woods on life

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Blame someone else and get on with your life.

Alan Woods

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A Quote by Alan Watts on fear, future, guilt, heart, justice, life, love, planning, and work

No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on life, play, secrets, and work

This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: Work as Play

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A Quote by Alan Watts on discovery, imagination, improvement, life, listening, music, and quality

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on humanity and life

There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on books, death, life, men, purpose, struggle, understanding, wisdom, and words

Who knows for what we live, struggle and die?. . . Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on future, life, time, and world

Who would fare better in this world of fitful time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?"

Alan Lightman

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