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Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By Marshall McLuhan

The greatest discovery of the 21st century will be the discovery that Man was not meant to live at the speed of light. — Marshall McLuhan

Existentialism Quotes By Jean-Paul Sartre

Nothingness haunts Being. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism Quotes By Antoine De Saint-Exupery

We do not pray for immortality, but only not to see our acts and all things stripped suddenly of all their meaning; for then it is the utter emptiness of everything reveals itself. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world- and finding it so much like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I'd been happy, and that I was still happy. For the final consummation and for me to feel less lonely, my last wish was that there should be a crowd of spectators at my execution and that they should greet me with cries of hatred. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Next time we will look at this from a much more basic point of view and one antedating all zoology, which, glimpsed only a little after my twentieth year, made write in those days that what is most valuable in man is his eternal and almost divine discontent, a discontent which is a kind of love without a beloved, and like an ache which we feel in members of our body that we do not have. Man is the only being that misses he has never had. And the whole of what we miss, without ever having had it, is never what we call happiness. From this one could start a meditation on happiness, an analysis of that strange condition which makes man the only being who is unhappy for the very reason that he needs to be happy. That is, because he needs to be what he is not. — Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Existentialism Quotes By Philip K. Dick

That's the existential problem," Fat said, "based on the concept that We are what we do, rather than, We are what we think. It finds its first expression in Goethe's Faust, Part One, where Faust says, 'Im Anfang war das Wort'. He's quoting the opening of the Fourth Gospel; 'In the beginning was the Word.' Faust says, 'Nein. Im Anfang war die Tat.' In the beginning was the Deed. From this, all existentialism comes. — Philip K. Dick

Existentialism Quotes By Gordon Marino

all the existentialists concur that it is through our choices that we become who we are. — Gordon Marino

Existentialism Quotes By Tony Tulathimutte

The worst thing about pills was that they worked. Without them, you might just adapt; medical optimism suspended you in a maintenance reality. He'd never known how sick he was until he'd gotten health insurance. The pill that really wanted inventing was the bitter one that cured you of optimism and made time go faster. — Tony Tulathimutte

Existentialism Quotes By Kilroy J. Oldster

Although we amplify our cognitive degree of awareness and enhance our appreciation for life experiences by maturing, it also brings us death. Facing a certain death forces a person to examine the worthiness of continuing to live. — Kilroy J. Oldster

Existentialism Quotes By Ursula K. Le Guin

The doctor was not, he thought, really sure that anyone else existed, and wanted to prove they did by helping them. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By Hermann Hesse

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others. — Hermann Hesse

Existentialism Quotes By Bremer Acosta

Is this neuro-bot really supposed to be her, this creature, this thing, compiled of the ghosts of human data, the replicas of their past? — Bremer Acosta

Existentialism Quotes By Charlene Carr

Sometimes it's like that in life too. We look into a past that no longer exists, looking as if it's real. We hold onto things in our life that there's no reason to hold onto anymore because, unlike the stars, they don't bring us beauty, they bring us pain. — Charlene Carr

Existentialism Quotes By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Perhaps it was because a terrible anguish had developed within my soul, occasioned by a circumstance which loomed infinitely larger than my own self: to be precise, it was the dawning conviction that in the world at large, nothing mattered. I had had a presentiment of this for a good long time, but complete conviction came swiftly during this last year. All of a sudden, I realized that it would not matter to me whether the world existed or whether there was nothing at all anywhere. I began to intuit and sense with all my being, that there was nothing around me. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Existentialism Quotes By Tom Perrotta

Sooner or later we all lose our loved ones. We all have to suffer, every last one of us. — Tom Perrotta

Existentialism Quotes By Rollo May

It is interesting to note how many of the great scientific discoveries begin as myths. — Rollo May

Existentialism Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut

Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber. — Kurt Vonnegut

Existentialism Quotes By Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

People are ignorant of what any street clock knows. Why? Because the crack that cleaves existence also swallows their existence-reflecting consciousnesses. Thrown back into existence, the poor souls don't suspect that a moment ago they didn't exist - and only isolated things and persons, swallowed by the crack never to return to this world, arouse a certain fear and foreboding. — Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

Existentialism Quotes By Jon Morrison

The nihilist looks around at everything and comes to terms with what seems to be obvious. The sun is one tiny dying star in an enormous universe. One day the sun will burn out or explode, destroying us all. The earth is a molten rock that could either be blown up by nuclear weapons or an erratic comet. We are one of the seven billion nameless faceless ones currently living on this rock. What does our existence matter to this rock floating around a dying star within the expanse of an enormous universe?

Not much. — Jon Morrison

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

I rebel; therefore I exist. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Jean-Paul Sartre

I've lived the life of a man without teeth, he thought about it. A life of a man without teeth. I've never bitten, I've been waiting, keeping myself for later - and now I've just ascertained that I don't have teeth anymore. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism Quotes By Gerald Corey

If we are unable to tolerate ourselves when we are alone, how can we expect anyone else to be enriched by our company? Before we can have a solid relationship with another, we must have a relationship with ourselves. We are challenged to learn to listen to ourselves. We have to be able to stand alone before we can truly stand beside another. — Gerald Corey

Existentialism Quotes By Robert C. Solomon

Nietzsche says very clearly all the way through his career that if you want to define human nature the first thing you must say is that human beings insist on value
we see the world through value colored eyes. We do not know how to look at things neutrally, value-free. So, it's not a question of giving up all values, it's simply a question of which values. — Robert C. Solomon

Existentialism Quotes By Tom Stoppard

Death is the ultimate negative. — Tom Stoppard

Existentialism Quotes By Miguel De Unamuno

Our life is a hope which is continually converting itself into memory and memory in its turn begets hope. — Miguel De Unamuno

Existentialism Quotes By Jane Hamilton

Sometimes I couldn't figure it out, what all the living was for. — Jane Hamilton

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

I should like to be the landscape which I am contemplating, I should like this sky, this quiet water to think themselves within me, that it might be I whom they express in flesh and bone, and I remain at a distance. But it is also by this distance that the sky and the water exist before me. My contemplation is an excruciation only because it is also a joy. I can not appropriate the snow field where i slide. It remains foreign, forbidden, but I take delight in this very effort toward an impossible possession. I experience it as a triumph, not as a defeat. — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By Paul Murray

The achievement of maturity, psychologically speaking, might be said to be the realization and acceptance that we simply cannot live independently from the world, and so we must live within it, with whatever compromises that might entail. — Paul Murray

Existentialism Quotes By Samuel Beckett

Do you believe in the life to come?
Mine was always that. — Samuel Beckett

Existentialism Quotes By Noam Chomsky

French intellectual life has, in my opinion, been turned into something cheap and meretricious by the 'star' system. It is like Hollywood. Thus we go from one absurdity to another - Stalinism, existentialism. Lacan, Derrida - some of them obscene ( Stalinism), some simply infantile and ridiculous ( Lacan, Derrida). What is striking, however, is the pomposity and self-importance, at each stage. — Noam Chomsky

Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

If we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

The misfortune is that although everyone must come to [death], each experiences the adventure in solitude. We never left Maman during those last days ... and yet we were profoundly separated from her. — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By Martin Esslin

The Theatre of the Absurd is a theatrical embodiment and manifestation of existentialism. It is part reality and part nightmare — Martin Esslin

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

Now I can broach the notion of suicide. It has already been felt what solution might be given. At this point the problem is reversed. It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear, on the contrary, that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning. Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully. Now, no one will live this fate, knowing it to be absurd, unless he does everything to keep before him that absurd brought to light by consciousness. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By John K. Samson

Oh what force on earth could be weaker than the feeble strength of one" like me remembering the way it could have been. Help me with this barricade. No surrender. No defeat. A spectre's haunting Albert Street. I am your pamphleteer. — John K. Samson

Existentialism Quotes By Tony Tulathimutte

Reality took forever - the underwater way people walked and sent their voices wobbling through the air, how printed words lay inert like bugsplat, all manifesting the basic DUH of the physical plane. By the time he decided to go anywhere he wondered why he wasn't there already. As soon as he sent an email he felt he should already have the reply. And learning any fact, he was annoyed not to have known it already, because whenever anything happened, the conversation around it had already trended and backlashed and been reexamined and swallowed and shat and reswallowed and reshat in a thousand places online, until all thinking felt redundant. We needed brain-to-brain; only then would we catch up to real time. Right now everything progressed so slowly that by the time we arrived at the future it was the present again. — Tony Tulathimutte

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

Ethics is the triumph of freedom over facticity. — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

I knew a man who gave twenty years of his life to a scatterbrained woman, sacrificing everything to her, his friendships, his work, the very respectability of his life and who one evening recognized that he had never loved her. He had been bored, thats all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen even loveless slavery, even war or death. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Soren Kierkegaard

Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything. — Soren Kierkegaard

Existentialism Quotes By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

What matters creative endless toil, When, at a snatch, oblivion ends the coil? — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Existentialism Quotes By Clarice Lispector

I want the material of things. Humanity is drenched with humanization, as if that were necessary; and that false humanization trips up man and trips up his humanity. A thing exists that is fuller, deafer, deeper, less good, less bad, less pretty. Yet that thing too runs the risk, in our coarse hands, of becoming transformed into "purity", our hands that are coarse and full of words. — Clarice Lispector

Existentialism Quotes By William James

The question of being is the darkest in all philosophy. — William James

Existentialism Quotes By Philip Roth

All I can tell you with certainty is that I, for one, have no self, and that I am unwilling or unable to perpetrate upon myself the joke of a self ... What I have instead is a variety of impersonations I can do, and not only of myself - a troupe of players that I have internalised, a permanent company of actors that I can call upon when a self is required ... I am a theater and nothing more than a theater. — Philip Roth

Existentialism Quotes By Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Empty Spaces

I wanted to feel less.
To not be burdened by emotion,
To not feel sadness,
To not know loss.
I envied the inanimate,
The trees that stand proudly in winter,
Not missing their leaves.
I wanted to be weightless,
To not experience limitation.
I didn't want time to pass,
The blur of days, months, years.
It moved too quickly,
I wanted to grasp on,
Hold it.
It eluded me,
Like light.
I wanted to preserve life before you were gone.
I didn't want to know grief.

But the pain kept me connected.
It meant that I loved you,
It meant that I would always be a little broken,
It meant that our love filled all of the empty spaces.
It meant that you would be with me... forever. — Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

You are only excused for happiness and success if you generously agree to share them. But if one is to be happy, one should not worry too much about other people - which means there is no way out.
Happy and judged or absolved and miserable. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

Have you ever felt in your inmost being, the conscience of others?' again she was trembling, the words were not releasing her. 'It's intolerable you know — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By John Tarttelin

What's the point? There is no point. That's the point!
On the joys of existentialism. — John Tarttelin

Existentialism Quotes By Norman Mailer

Existentialism is the kind of philosophy that makes for legendary children. — Norman Mailer

Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By Alexej Savreux

No more dreamin about the whole adult gig,
We're no longer burnin' toward nothing, dude.
Just well on our way on a mythical ship, which no longer touches Land.
God Bless the Cap'n. — Alexej Savreux

Existentialism Quotes By Jean-Paul Sartre

He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism Quotes By Franz Kafka

Life is merely terrible; I feel it as few others do. Often - and in my inmost self perhaps all the time - I doubt whether I am a human being. — Franz Kafka

Existentialism Quotes By Jerry Hall

When I was 17, I was at La Coupole brasserie, and Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir asked me to join them at their table. They were fascinated that I'd watched their programme on existentialism back home and wanted to understand nothingness and being. — Jerry Hall

Existentialism Quotes By Ortega Y Gasset

But the man we are now analysing accustoms himself not to appeal from his own to any authority outside him. He is satisfied with himself exactly as he is. Ingenuously, without any need of being vain, as the most natural thing in the world, he will tend to consider and affirm as good everything he finds within himself: opinions, appetites, preferences, tastes. Why not, if, as we have seen, nothing and nobody force him to realise that he is a second-class man, subject to many limitations, incapable of creating or conserving that very organisation which gives his life the fullness and contentedness on which he bases this assertion of his personality? — Ortega Y Gasset

Existentialism Quotes By Ralph Ellison

Can it be, I thought, can it actually be? ... could he be all of them: Rine the runner and Rine the gambler and Rine the briber and Rine the lover and Rinehart the Reverend? Could he himself be both rind and heart? ... Rinehart the rounder. It was true as I was true. His world was possibility and he knew it. He was years ahead of me and I was a fool. I must have been crazy and blind. The world in which we lived was without boundaries ... All boundaries down, freedom was not only the recognition of necessity, it was the recognition of possibility. And sitting there trembling I caught a brief glimpse of the possibilities posed by Rinehart's multiple personalities ... — Ralph Ellison

Existentialism Quotes By Shaun David Hutchinson

It was chance. A random series of events given meaning by somone desperate to prove there's a design to our lives. That the minutes and hours between our birth and death are ore than frantic moments of chaos. Because if that's all they are - if there are no rules governing our lives - then our entire existence is a meaningless farce. — Shaun David Hutchinson

Existentialism Quotes By Leo Tolstoy

Without knowledge of what I am and why I am here, it is impossible to live, and since I cannot know that, I cannot live either. In an infinity of time, in an infinity of matter, and an infinity of space a bubble-organism emerges while will exist for a little time and then burst, and that bubble am I. — Leo Tolstoy

Existentialism Quotes By Knut Hamsun

But now the world breaks in on us, the world is shocked, the world looks upon our idyll as madness. The world maintains that no rational man or woman would have chosen this way of life - therefore, it is madness. Alone I confront them and tell them that nothing could be saner or truer! What do people really know about life? We fall in line, follow the pattern established by our mentors. Everything is based on assumptions; even time, space, motion, matter are nothing but supposition. The world has no new knowledge to impart; it merely accepts what is there. — Knut Hamsun

Existentialism Quotes By William Barrett

If science could comprehend all phenomena so that eventually in a thoroughly rational society human beings became as predictable as cogs in a machine, then man, driven by this need to know and assert his freedom, would rise up and smash the machine.
What the reformers of the Enlightenment, dreaming of a perfect organization of society, had overlooked, Dostoevski saw all too plainly with the novelist's eye: namely, that as modern society becomes more organized and hence more bureaucratized it piles up at its joints petty figures like that of the Underground Man, who beneath their nondescript surface are monsters of frustration and resentment. — William Barrett

Existentialism Quotes By Gary Cox

To choose not to choose is still a choice for which you alone are responsible. — Gary Cox

Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By Scarlett Thomas

Nothing means anything but you still have to follow the rules. — Scarlett Thomas

Existentialism Quotes By Norman Mailer

Oh , kinda playing things by ear — Norman Mailer

Existentialism Quotes By Rollo May

There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular - though profoundly mistaken - definition of myth as falsehood. — Rollo May

Existentialism Quotes By John Fowles

He had not the benefit of existentialist terminology; but what he felt was a very clear case of the anxiety of freedom - that is, the realization that one is free and the realization that being free is a situation of terror — John Fowles

Existentialism Quotes By Gary Cox

Part of being of a true existentialist is wanting to be what we make ourselves be by the way we choose to act, as opposed to making excuses for the way we act and regretting it. — Gary Cox

Existentialism Quotes By Graham Greene

She was like a landscape you see from the train, and you want to stop just there. — Graham Greene

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

A stranger to myself and to the world, armed solely with a thought that negates itself as soon as it asserts, what is this condition in which I can have peace only by refusing to know and to live, in which the appetite for conquest bumps into walls that defy its assaults? — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Dave Eggers

Alan had never been stabbed or shot or punctured or broken. Were scars the best evidence of living? If we have not survived something, and thus were certain that we'd lived, we could scar ourselves, couldn't we? — Dave Eggers

Existentialism Quotes By Jean Genet

When we see life, we call it beautiful. When we see death, we call it ugly. But it is more beautiful still to see oneself living at great speed, right up to the moment of death. — Jean Genet

Existentialism Quotes By Frank Herbert

Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent mutual regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. — Frank Herbert

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

I hadn't known Chancel very well, but ten days earlier I had seen him laughing with the others around the Christmas tree. Maybe Robert was right; the distance between the living and the dead really isn't very great. And yet, like myself, those future corpses who were drinking their coffee in silence appeared ashamed to be so alive. — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

We call love what binds us to certain creatures only by reference to a collective way of seeing for which books and legends are responsible. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Thomas Metzinger

Yes, there is an outside world, and yes, there is an objective reality, but in moving through this world, we constantly apply unconscious filter mechanisms, and in doing so, we unknowingly construct our own individual world, which is our reality tunnel. — Thomas Metzinger

Existentialism Quotes By Jean-Paul Sartre

Death is a continuation of my life without me... — Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism Quotes By Andrew Sean Greer

Does love always form, like a pearl, around the hardened bits of life? — Andrew Sean Greer

Existentialism Quotes By Jason Daniel Chaplin

Fighting for freedom" is a myth. There's only freedom in uniting. You're not really free with an, "Us vs Them" mentality; because you are constantly defending yourself. And in fighting, there's no time for freedom. — Jason Daniel Chaplin

Existentialism Quotes By Gertrude Stein

At any moment when you are you, you are you without the memory of yourself because if you remember yourself while you are you, you are not for the purposes of creating you. — Gertrude Stein

Existentialism Quotes By Kamand Kojouri

Don't worry if you don't accomplish everything in this life. Fortunately, death overcomes every thing - even the very thing that tried to kill us. — Kamand Kojouri

Existentialism Quotes By Mary Shelley

The course of the Rhine below Mainz becomes much more picturesque. The river descends rapidly and winds between hills, not high, but steep, and of beautiful forms. We saw many ruined castles standing on the edges of precipices, surrounded by black woods, high and inaccessible. This part of the Rhine, indeed, presents a singularly variegated landscape. In one spot you view rugged hills, ruined castles overlooking tremendous precipices, with the dark Rhine rushing beneath; and on the sudden turn of a promontory, flourishing vineyards with green sloping banks and a meandering river and populous towns occupy the scene. — Mary Shelley

Existentialism Quotes By Simone De Beauvoir

A freedom which is interested only in denying freedom must be denied. And it is not true that the recognition of the freedom of others limits my own freedom: to be free is not to have the power to do anything you like; it is to be able to surpass the given toward an open future; the existence of others as a freedom defines my situation and is even the condition of my own freedom. I am oppressed if I am thrown into prison, but not if I am kept from throwing my neighbor into prison. — Simone De Beauvoir

Existentialism Quotes By Stanislaw Lem

What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?'
'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose
a god who simply is. — Stanislaw Lem

Existentialism Quotes By David Mitchell

After ten pages I felt that Nietzsche was reading me, not I him. — David Mitchell

Existentialism Quotes By Veronica Rossi

And it's always better, isn't it, when you discover answers on your own? — Veronica Rossi

Existentialism Quotes By Richard Brautigan

After he graduated from college, he went to Paris and became an Existentialist. He had a photograph taken of Existentialism and himself sitting at a sidewalk cafe. Pard was wearing a beard and he looked as if he had a huge soul, with barely enough room in his body to contain it. — Richard Brautigan

Existentialism Quotes By Cormac McCarthy

Rage is really only for the good days. The truth is there's little of that left. the truth is that the forms I see have been slowly emptied out. They no longer have any content. They are shapes only. A train, a wall, a world. Or a man. A thing dangling in senseless articulation in a howling void. No meaning to its life. Its words. Why would I seek the company of such a thing? Why? — Cormac McCarthy

Existentialism Quotes By Paul Bowles

But there was never any knowing or any certitude; the time to come always had more than one possible direction. One could not even give up hope. The wind would blow, the sand would settle, and in some as yet unforeseen manner time would bring about a change which could only be terrifying, since it would not be a continuation of the present. — Paul Bowles

Existentialism Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

You say 'I' and you are proud of this word. But greater than this- although you will not believe in it - is your body and its great intelligence, which does not say 'I' but performs 'I'. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Existentialism Quotes By David Eagleman

It is only through us that God lives. When we abandon him, he dies. — David Eagleman

Existentialism Quotes By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

That's something we all want to know, isn't it? Is there a "purpose" to our form and substance? Or are we simply the random result of billions of years of chemical reactions and accidents influenced by pressures from the environment? ... "
-Jules, BOOM — Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Existentialism Quotes By Philip K. Dick

A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope. — Philip K. Dick

Existentialism Quotes By Tom Stoppard

As Socrates so philosophically put it, since we don't know what death is, it is illogical to fear it. — Tom Stoppard

Existentialism Quotes By Jose Saramago

Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat. — Jose Saramago

Existentialism Quotes By Isaac Hooke

You are the illusion. The person in the mirror is real. — Isaac Hooke

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

How did I picture the life after the grave?
I Fairly bawled out at him: 'A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That's all I want of it. — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Albert Camus

The irrational, the human nostalgia, and the absurd that is born of their encounter - these are the three characters in the drama that must necessarily end with all the logic of which an existence is capable — Albert Camus

Existentialism Quotes By Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil. It is very curious that boredom, which itself has such a calm and sedate nature, can have such a capacity to initiate motion. The effect that boredom brings about is absolutely magical, but this effect is one not of attraction but of repulsion. — Soren Kierkegaard