Some quotes I enjoyed from The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus, master of the snappy philosophic quoteable line.
“To… a degree the absurd is linked to an excess of logic.”
“[Existential philosophers] embrace the God that consumes them.”
“This geometric locus of man and the inhuman is seen everywhere by the pure in heart.”
“It is Christianity that began substituting the tragedy of the soul for contemplation of the world.”
“The direction history will take… lies in the stuggle between creation and inquisition.”
“Any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”
“There can be no absurd outside the human mind.”
“A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says.”
“Even men without a gospel have their Mount of Olives.”
“If the world were clear, art would not exist.”
“One recognises one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.”
“Art can never be so well served as by a negative thought.”
“There is no true creation without a secret.”
“A man defines himself by his make-believe as well as by his sincere impulses.”
“To understand is above all to unify.”
“In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth.”
“To will is to stir up paradoxes.”
“Kierkegaard… does more than discover the absurd, he lives it.”
“What justifies thought is its extreme consciousness.”
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