Camus: Selected Quotes on the Stupidity of this world

A few selections from Albert Camus, from his essay, The Myth of Sisyphus. He’s the person you turn to whenever you need re-assurance the world is absurd.

You continue making the gestures commanded by existence for many reasons, the first of which is habit. Dying voluntarily implies that you have recognised, even instinctively, the ridiculous character of that habit, the absence of any profound reason for living, the insane character of that daily agitation and the uselessness of suffering.

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It often happens that that those who commit suicide were assured of the meaning of life.

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Rising, tram, four hours in the office or factory, meal, tram, four hours of work, meal, sleep and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to the same rhythm — this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the ‘why’ arises and everything begins in that weariness with amazement.

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A man is talking on the telephone behind a glass partition; you cannot hear him, but you see his incomprehensible dumb show: you wonder why he is alive.

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