You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
Inasmuch as every judge some day ends up as a penitent, one had to travel the road in the opposite direction and practice the profession of penitent to be able to end up as a judge.
A man defines himself by his make-believe as well as by his sincere impulses.
I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn't.
The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
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.
An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
He was conscious of the disastrous fact that love and desire must be expressed in the same way...
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.
The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves.