"People like myself want not a world in which murder no longer exists (we are not so crazy as that!) but rather one in which murder is not legitimate. Here indeed we are Utopian—and contradictory. For we do live, it is true, in a world where murder is legitimate, and we ought to change it if we do not like it…we will continue to live in terror whether we accept the fact with resignation or wish to abolish it by means which merely replace one terror with another."

Albert Camus, “Neither Victims Nor Executioners” (via asthepoemsgo)

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nevver:

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”  ― Albert Camus

nevver:

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”
Albert Camus

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"Eternity is not a game. A mind foolish enough to prefer a comedy to eternity has lost its salvation."

Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
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From The Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee

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From The Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee

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Albert Camus, The Plague

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Albert Camus, The Plague

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"Before being known, a writer in our time must accept having a small number of readers. A healthy condition. But from the moment his reputation begins to boom, when he becomes material for a newspaper article, then he has every prospect of becoming known to a great number of people who will never read him. Then he will be known, not for what he is, but according to the image created by a hurried but infallible reporter. The image will be false or ridiculous—or both—as the case may be. The fact is that to make a name in literature today, it is not absolutely necessary to write books. It is enough to be said to have written one which the evening papers have reviewed, and on which one may henceforth sleep. But the man who actually aspires to writing real books must resign himself either to remaining anonymous or to accepting the gift of a name not his own."

Albert Camus

(Source: The Atlantic)

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"This world, such as it is, is not tolerable. Therefore I need the moon, or happiness, or immortality, I need something which is perhaps demented, but which is not of this world."

Albert Camus, Caligula (via c-ovet)

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"The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe."

Albert Camus (via belmondos)

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"It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway."

 Albert Camus  (via loveage-moondream)

(via thenightlymirror)

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"I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely."

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"Evey generation comes thinking they are destined to change the world. My generation’s duty is perhaps the most difficult because they know they will not change it. This duty my generation has is to stop the world from crumbling into pieces."

Albert Camus (From Nazi-occupied France). (via midshipmankennedy)

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"The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it. But happiness likewise, in its way, is without reason, since it is inevitable."

Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (via theoldludwigvan)

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"People like myself want not a world in which murder no longer exists (we are not so crazy as that!) but rather one in which murder is not legitimate. Here indeed we are Utopian—and contradictory. For we do live, it is true, in a world where murder is legitimate, and we ought to change it if we do not like it…we will continue to live in terror whether we accept the fact with resignation or wish to abolish it by means which merely replace one terror with another."
Albert Camus, “Neither Victims Nor Executioners” (via asthepoemsgo)

(via asthepoemsgo-deactivated2013070)

1 year ago
#albert camus 
"This world, such as it is, is not tolerable. Therefore I need the moon, or happiness, or immortality, I need something which is perhaps demented, but which is not of this world."
Albert Camus, Caligula (via c-ovet)

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1 year ago
#albert camus #philosophy #existentialism 
nevver:

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”  ― Albert Camus
1 year ago
#albert camus #war 
"The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe."
Albert Camus (via belmondos)

(Source: stxxz.us, via thenightlymirror)

1 year ago
#albert camus #philosophy #existentialism 
1 year ago
#albert camus 
"It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway."
 Albert Camus  (via loveage-moondream)

(via thenightlymirror)

1 year ago
#albert camus #love 
"Eternity is not a game. A mind foolish enough to prefer a comedy to eternity has lost its salvation."
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
1 year ago
#albert camus #philosophy #existentialism 
"I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely."
1 year ago
#albert camus #love 
albertbeauchardcamus:

From The Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee
1 year ago
#albert camus #philosophy 
"Evey generation comes thinking they are destined to change the world. My generation’s duty is perhaps the most difficult because they know they will not change it. This duty my generation has is to stop the world from crumbling into pieces."
Albert Camus (From Nazi-occupied France). (via midshipmankennedy)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

1 year ago
#albert camus 
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Albert Camus, The Plague
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#albert camus 
1 year ago
#albert camus 
1 year ago
#albert camus 
"The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it. But happiness likewise, in its way, is without reason, since it is inevitable."
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (via theoldludwigvan)

(Source: debriefingtheboys, via fuckyeahexistentialism)

1 year ago
#albert camus #existentialism #philosophy 
"Before being known, a writer in our time must accept having a small number of readers. A healthy condition. But from the moment his reputation begins to boom, when he becomes material for a newspaper article, then he has every prospect of becoming known to a great number of people who will never read him. Then he will be known, not for what he is, but according to the image created by a hurried but infallible reporter. The image will be false or ridiculous—or both—as the case may be. The fact is that to make a name in literature today, it is not absolutely necessary to write books. It is enough to be said to have written one which the evening papers have reviewed, and on which one may henceforth sleep. But the man who actually aspires to writing real books must resign himself either to remaining anonymous or to accepting the gift of a name not his own."
Albert Camus

(Source: The Atlantic)

1 year ago
#albert camus #existentialism #writing