Saturday, 19 September 2009

Carry On Tuesday # 19


Albert Camus(7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) novelist, essayist and playwright, who received the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature. Camus was closely linked to his fellow existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre in the 1940s, but he broke with him over Sartre's support to Stalinist politics. Camus died at the age of forty-six in a car accident near Sens, France. Among his best-known novels are The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947).

"Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know. I had a telegram from the home: 'Mother passed away. Funeral tomorrow. Yours sincerely.' That doesn't mean anything. It may have happened yesterday." (from The Stranger)

Camus wrote literally hundreds of witty and thought provoking sentences. These are just a few to whet your appetite! The first is particularly relevant to all of us who strive to write for others entertainment.

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

The society based on production is only productive, not creative

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered

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