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The Myth of Sisyphus The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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“I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, 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.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“إن النفس المصممة بالرغم من كل شيء ، تستطيع أن تدبر أمورها دائماً .”
ألبير كامو, أسطورة سيزيف
“نجد ان الانسان يحس بالغربة فى كون يتجرد من الأوهام والضوضاء”
البير كامو, أسطورة سيزيف
“Il n'y a qu'un problème philosophique vraiment sérieux: c'est le suicide. Juger que la vie vaut ou ne vaut pas la peine d'être vécue, c'est répondre à la question fondamentale de la philosophie.”
Albert Camus, Le Mythe De Sisyphe: Essai Sur L'absurde
“This heart within me I can feel, and I judge that it exists. This world I can touch, and I likewise judge that it exists. There ends all my knowledge, and the rest is construction. (...) Forever I shall be a stranger to myself.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“And here are trees and I know their gnarled surface, water and I feel its taste. These scents of grass and stars at night, certain evenings when the heart relaxes-how shall I negate this world whose power and strength I feel? Yet all the knowledge on earth will give me nothing to assure me that this world is mine. You describe it to me and you teach me to classify it. You enumerate its laws and in my thirst for knowledge I admit that they are true. You take apart its mechanism and my hope increases. At the final stage you teach me that this wondrous and multicolored universe can be reduced to the atom and that the atom itself can be reduced to the electron. All this is good and I wait for you to continue. But you tell me of an invisible planetary system in which electrons gravitate around a nucleus. You explain this world to me with an image. I realize then that you have been reduced to poetry: I shall never know.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“As in all religions, man is freed of the weight of his own life.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“الشيء المهم كما قال آبيه غالياني لمدام ديبنيه هو أن لا نشفى ، بل نعيش مع أمراضنا”
ألبير كامو, أسطورة سيزيف
“There is so much sttuborn hope in a human heart.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
tags: hope
“Living, naturally, is never easy. You continue making the gestures commanded by existence for many reasons, the first of which is habit. Dying voluntarily implies that you have recognized, even instinctively, the ridiculous character of that habit, the absence of any profound reason for living, the insane character of that daily agitation and the uselessness of suffering.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“If it were sufficient to love, things would be too easy. The more one loves the stronger the absurd grows.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Although “The Myth of Sisyphus” poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a lucid invitation to live and to create, in the very midst of the desert.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“You continue making the gestures commanded by existence for many reasons, the first of which is habit.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Likewise the mind that aims to understand reality can consider itself satisfied only by reducing it to terms of thought.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“من السهل استنتاج النتائج التى يشتمل عليها الفعل من الفعل نفسه”
البير كامو, أسطورة سيزيف
“I come at last to death and to the attitude we have toward it. On this point everything has been said and it is only proper to avoid pathos. Yet one will never be sufficiently surprised that everyone lives as if no one "knew." This is because in reality there is no experience of death. Properly speaking, nothing has been experienced but what has been lived and made conscious. Here, it is barely possible to speak of the experience of others' deaths. It is a substitute, an illusion, and it never quite convinces us. That melancholy convention cannot be persuasive.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“They deify what crushes them and find reason to hope in what impoverishes them.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Anche la lotta verso la cima basta a riempire il cuore di un uomo. Bisogna immaginare Sisifo felice.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“There is a moral to it. It teaches that a man defines himself by his make-believe as well as by his sincere impulses.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“I want everything to be explained to me or nothing. And the reason is impotent when it hears this cry from the heart. The mind aroused by this insistence seeks and finds nothing but contradictions and nonsense.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“there are truths but no truth”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Thinking of the future, establishing aims for oneself, having preferences—all this presupposes a belief in freedom, even if one occasionally ascertains that one doesn't feel it.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Viver, naturalmente, nunca é fácil. Continuamos fazendo os gestos que a existência impõe por muitos motivos, o primeiro dos quais é o costume. Morrer por vontade própria supõe que se reconheceu, mesmo instintivamente, o caráter ridículo desse costume, a ausência de qualquer motivo profundo para viver, o caráter insensato da agitação cotidiana e a inutilidade do sofrimento. Qual é então o sentimento incalculável que priva o espírito do sono necessário para a vida? Um mundo que se pode explicar, mesmo com raciocínios errôneos, é um mundo familiar. Mas num universo repentinamente privado de ilusões e de luzes, pelo contrário, o homem se sente um estrangeiro. É um exílio sem solução, porque está privado das lembranças de uma pátria perdida ou da esperança de uma terra prometida. Esse divórcio entre o homem e sua vida, o ator e seu cenário é propriamente o sentimento do absurdo. E como todos os homens sadios já pensaram no seu próprio suicídio, pode-se reconhecer, sem maiores explicações, que há um laço direto entre tal sentimento e a aspiração ao nada.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“For three years,’ says Kirilov, ‘I sought the attribute of my divinity and I have found it. The attribute of my divinity is independence.’ Now can be seen the meaning of Kirilov’s premiss: ‘If God does not exist, I am god.’ To become god is merely to be free on this earth, not to serve an immortal being.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“Nostalgia is stronger here than knowledge...[Reason] is an instrument of thought and not thought itself. Above all, a man's thought is his nostalgia.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
“All those who are struggling for freedom today are ultimately fighting for beauty.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

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