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Reads tagged with “Albert Camus”

The Best of Brain Pickings 2018
The Best of Brain Pickings 2018

The splendors of the unknown, the uncertain, and the unclassifiable, truth and beauty at the intersection of poetry and science, the timeless tangles of the heart.

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Neither Victims Nor Executioners: Albert Camus on the Antidote to Violence
Neither Victims Nor Executioners: Albert Camus on the Antidote to Violence

“If he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward.”

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Albert Camus on Consciousness and the Lacuna Between Truth and Meaning
Albert Camus on Consciousness and the Lacuna Between Truth and Meaning

“From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth. Consciousness illuminates it by paying attention to it.”

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A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation: The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak
A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation: The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

“It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.”

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Albert Camus on Strength of Character and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times
Albert Camus on Strength of Character and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more…”

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Create Dangerously: Albert Camus on the Artist as a Voice of Resistance and an Instrument of Freedom
Create Dangerously: Albert Camus on the Artist as a Voice of Resistance and an Instrument of Freedom

“To create today is to create dangerously… The question, for all those who cannot live without art and what it signifies, is merely to find out how, among the police forces of so many ideologies… the strange liberty of creation is possible.”

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Albert Camus on the Three Antidotes to the Absurdity of Life
Albert Camus on the Three Antidotes to the Absurdity of Life

“In a world whose absurdity appears to be so impenetrable, we simply must reach a greater degree of understanding among men, a greater sincerity.”

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Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence
Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”

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Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and to Be in Solidarity with Justice
Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and to Be in Solidarity with Justice

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

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Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel
Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel

“There is no love of life without despair of life.”

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