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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Albert Camus

Top 10 Best Quotes

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."[The Minotaur]”

“Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”

“What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.”

“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

“I know simply that the sky will last longer than I.”

“Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.”

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

“A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.”

“A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says.”

“A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.”

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hopelessness, struggle, death, absurdism, passion, absurd, introspection, hope, living, money, happiness, existentialism, life, retreat, suicide, pursuit-of-happiness, truth, philosophy, dying, solitude

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