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  • #1
    Cormac McCarthy
    “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #2
    Cormac McCarthy
    “There is no God and we are his prophets.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #3
    Cormac McCarthy
    “War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”
    Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
    tags: war

  • #5
    Albert Camus
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Albert Camus

  • #6
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #7
    Albert Camus
    “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #8
    Albert Camus
    “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
    Albert Camus

  • #9
    Albert Camus
    “Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.”
    Albert Camus

  • #10
    Albert Camus
    “Peace is the only battle worth waging.”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    Albert Camus
    “She was wearing a pair of my pajamas with the sleeves rolled up. When she laughed I wanted her again. A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so. She looked sad. But as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that I kissed her.”
    Albert Camus, The Stranger

  • #12
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #13
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #14
    Albert Camus
    “A person's life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.”
    Albert Camus

  • #15
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #16
    Albert Camus
    “If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.”
    Albert Camus

  • #17
    Albert Camus
    “He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”
    Albert Camus

  • #18
    Albert Camus
    “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #19
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “You can be sincere and still be stupid.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #20
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • #21
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #22
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last. Imagine that you are doing this but that it is essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature...in order to found that edifice on its unavenged tears. Would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me. Tell the truth.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #23
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
    tags: love

  • #24
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    tags: life

  • #25
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #26
    Albert Camus
    “And often he who has chosen the fate of the artist because he felt himself to be different soon realizes that he can maintain neither his art nor his difference unless he admits that he is like the others. The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from.”
    Albert Camus

  • #27
    Albert Camus
    “All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.”
    Albert Camus

  • #28
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #29
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “It was a marvelous night, the sort of night one only experiences when one is young. The sky was so bright, and there were so many stars that, gazing upward, one couldn't help wondering how so many whimsical, wicked people could live under such a sky.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights and Other Stories

  • #30
    James Joyce
    “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
    James Joyce, Ulysses

  • #31
    James Joyce
    “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.”
    James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man



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