"People will say he was too young; he did not have time to finish. But it is not How long, it is not How much; it is, simply What. When the door shut for him, he had already written on this side of it that which every artist who also carries through life with him that one same foreknowledge and hatred of death, is hoping to do: I was here. He was doing that, and perhaps in that bright second he even knew he had succeeded. What more could he want?"
— William Faulkner on the death of Albert Camus (via therealladyhawkins)
"Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being."
— Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt (via bibliophilebunny)