Nothing in life is worth,turning your back on,if you love it.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
My life is like a dead language than no one knows, however, for some reason you speak it f...- Shannon L. Alder
I carry the seeds of death within me and plant them wherever I linger long enough to love.- Orson Scott Card
Time and death sleep side by side.- Garth Nix
I'd love to meet Flannery O'Connor. I think I'd be content to hear her speak on any subjec...- Karen Russell
Nothing in life was as ugly as death.- Graham Greene
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest — whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories — comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer.
|Birth:||7th November, 1913|
|Death:||4th January, 1960|
|Profession:||Author, Journalist, Philosopher|
Albert Camus 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French author, journalist, and key philosopher of the 20th century. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which was opposed to some tendencies of the Surrealist movement of André Breton.
Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times".He was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, after Rudyard Kipling, and the first African-born writer to receive the award.He is the shortest-lived of any Nobel literature laureate to date, having died in an automobile accident just over two years after receiving the award.
Although often cited as a proponent of existentialism, the philosophy with which Camus was associated during his own lifetime, he rejected this particular label.In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked.
Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.
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