The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

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A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

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Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

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Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

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The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

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A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

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It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

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What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.

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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

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A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

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We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

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Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

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