Albert Camus Quotes About Limit

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"What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me--that is what I understand. And these two certainties--my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle--I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope which I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my condition?" ~ Albert Camus
"If I convince myself that this life has no other aspect than that of the absurd, if I feel that its whole equilibrium depends on that perpetual opposition between my conscious revolt and the darkness in which it struggles, if I admit that my freedom has no meaning except in relation to its limited fate, then I must say that what counts is not the best living but the most living." ~ Albert Camus
"The mind, when it reaches its limits, must make a judgment and choose its conclusions. This is where suicide and the reply stand." ~ Albert Camus
"Non, car cela est secondaire. Mais il met son pouvoir au service d'une passion plus haute et plus mortelle, il nous me-nace dans ce que nous avons de plus profond. Sans doute, ce n'est pas la première fois que, chez nous, un homme dis. po-se d'un pouvoir sans limites, mais c'est la première fois qu'il s'en sert sans limites, jusqu'à nier l'homme et le monde. Voilà ce qui m'effraye en lui et que je veux combattre. Perdre la vie est peu de chose et j'aurai ce courage quand il le faudra. Mais voir se dissiper le sens de cette vie, disparaî-tre notre raison d'exister, voilà ce qui est insupportable. On ne peut vivre sans raison." ~ Albert Camus
"Any thought that abandons unity glorifies diversity. Anddiversity is the home of art. The only thought to liberate the mindis that which leaves it alone, certain of its limits and of itsimpending end. No doctrine tempts it. It awaits the ripening of thework and of life. Detached from it, the work will once more give abarely muffled voice to a soul Forever freed from hope. Or it willgive voice to nothing if the creator, tired of his activity, intends toturn away. That is equivalent." ~ Albert Camus
"Divina disponibilitate a condamnatului la moarte în fata caruia se deschid portile închisorii într-o anume zi în zori, indiferenta sa de necrezut fata de toate, în afara de flacara pura a vietii, moartea si absurdul sunt aici, e lesne de vazut, principiile singurei libertati rationale: aceea pe care o inima omeneasca o poate simti si trai! Omul absurd întrevede astfel un univers fierbinte si înghetat, transparent si limitat, în care nimic nu-i cu putinta dar totul este dat, dupa care urmeaza prabusirea si neantul. El poate atunci hotarî sa accepte a trai într-un asemenea univers si sa-si traga de aici puterea, refuzul de a spera si marturia încapatînata a unei vieti fara consolare." ~ Albert Camus
"For the Greeks, values existed a priori and marked out the exact limits of every action. Modern philosophy places its values at the completion of action. They are not, but they become, and we shall know them completely only at the end of history. When they disappear, limits vanish as well, and since ideas differ as to what these values will be, since there is no struggle which, unhindered by these same values, does not extend indefinitely, we are now witnessing the Messianic forces confronting one another, their clamors merging in the shock of empires. Excess is a fire, according to Heraclitus. The fire is gaining ground; Nietzsche has been overtaken. It is no longer with hammer blows but with cannon shots that Europe philosophizes." ~ Albert Camus
"La smania di possesso non è che un'altra forma del desiderio di durare e crea il delirio impotente dell'amore. Nessun essere, nemmeno il più amato e che meglio ci ricambi, è mai in nostro possesso. Sulla terra crudele dove gli amanti muoiono talvolta separati, nascono sempre divisi, il possesso totale di un essere, la comunione assoluta per tutto il tempo della vita, è un'impossibile esigenza. La volontà di possesso è a tal punto insaziabile che può sopravvivere allo stesso amore. Amare, allora, è isterilire l'amato. La vergognosa sofferenza dell'amante ormai solitario non sta tanto nel non essere amato quanto nel sapere che l'altro può e deve amare ancora. Al limite, ogni uomo divorato dallo sfrenato desiderio di durare e di possedere, augura agli esseri che ha amati la sterilità o la morte. È questa la vera rivolta." ~ Albert Camus
"Au fond des prisons, le rêve est sans limites, la réalité ne freine rien." ~ Albert Camus
"The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits." ~ Albert Camus
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Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me."
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