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Myth of Sisyphus Quotes

22 of the best book quotes from Myth of Sisyphus
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“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
Albert Camus
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“If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”
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“Creating is living doubly . . . Creation is the great mime.”
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“If it were sufficient to love, things would be too easy.”
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“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”
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“How can one fail to realize that in this vulnerable universe everything that is human and solely human assumes a more vivid meaning?”
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“The great novelists are philosophical novelists . . . They consider the work of art both as an end and a beginning. It is the outcome of an often unexpressed philosophy, its illustration and its consummation. But it is complete only through the implications of that philosophy.”
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“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”
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“Any thought that abandons unity glorifies diversity. And diversity is the home of art.”
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“Existence is illusory or it is eternal.”
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“Rising, street-car, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, street-car, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm—this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the “why” arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement.”
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“If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”
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“This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said.”
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“If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”
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“If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”
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“If I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living.”
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“The only thought to liberate the mind is that which leaves it alone, certain of its limits and of its impending end.”
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“What, in fact, is the absurd man? He who, without negating it, does nothing for the eternal. Not that nostalgia is foreign to him. But he prefers his courage and his reasoning.”
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“What distinguishes modern sensibility from classical sensibility is that the latter thrives on moral problems and the former on metaphysical problems. ”
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“If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent of mortals. According to another tradition, however, he was disposed to practice the profession of highwayman. I see no contradiction in this.”
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“There is no sun without the shadow, and it is essential to know the night. The absurd man says yes and his efforts will henceforth be unceasing.”
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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

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