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"We do not want to live by myths. We live in a world of violence and death, in which there is no room for hope. But perhaps there is room for civilization in the true sense of the word, civilization that places truth above myth, life before dreams. And that civilization has nothing to do with hope. In it, man lives by truths."

— Albert Camus, Algerian Chronicles.

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fer1972:

Today’s Classic: Sisyphus Punishment

1. By Titian (1549)

2. By Alexandre Denis Abel de Pujol (1819)

3. By Franz von Stuck (1920)

4. Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1870)

5. By Antonio Zanchi (1665)

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Albert Camus

Albert Camus

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"…the great longing of an unquiet heart is to possess constantly and consciously the loved one, or, failing that, to be able to plunge the loved one, when a time of absence intervenes, into a dreamless sleep timed to last unbroken until the day they meet again."

— Albert Camus, “The Plague” (via thirtyeightlife)

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artemisdreaming:

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. 
Albert Camus, The Stranger
Image: Cover illustration by Alexis Oussenkofor for L’Étranger (The Stranger),  Editions Folio no. 2, 1974 (via: monpoisson-jaune-est-mort.blogspot)  

artemisdreaming:

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.

Albert Camus, The Stranger

Image: Cover illustration by Alexis Oussenkofor for L’Étranger (The Stranger),  Editions Folio no. 2, 1974 (via: monpoisson-jaune-est-mort.blogspot)  

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Albert Camus, The First Man.

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ralewis:

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”
Albert Camus

ralewis:

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”

Albert Camus

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child-of-thecosmos:

The Pale Blue Dot (Full video)

child-of-thecosmos:

The Pale Blue Dot (Full video)

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"No, he would never know his father, who would continue to sleep over there, his face forever lost in the ashes. There was a mystery about that man, a mystery he had wanted to penetrate. But after all there was only the mystery of poverty that creates beings without names and without a past, that sends them into the vast throng of the nameless dead who made the world while they themselves were destroyed forever."

— Albert Camus, The First Man.