In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer” (winter quotes)
Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.
Of all the schools of patience and lucidity, creation is the most effective
I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.
I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn’t mine anymore, but one in which I’d found the simplest and most lasting joys.
I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it.
When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man
When a war breaks out, people say: “It’s too stupid; it can’t last long.” But though the war may well be “too stupid,” that doesn’t prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Integrity has no need of rules.
We must learn how to lend ourselves to dreaming when dreams lend themselves to us.
Today we are always as ready to judge as we are to fornicate.
Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn’t desire is the hardest thing in the world.
Nothing in life is worth,
to turn your back on,
if you love it.
My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.”
enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies
There is no frontier between being and appearing
The absurd hero’s refusal to hope becomes his singular ability to live in the present with passion.
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure
It is immoral not to tell.
There is no fate which cannot be surmounted by scorn
“I wish I could love my country and justice too.
“Liberty is the right not to lie.”
There is dignity in work only when it is work freely accepted.
He had opened his heart to the sublime indifference of the universe
And indeed it could be said that once the faintest stirring of hope became possible, the dominion of plague was ended.
The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.”
Life is the sum of all your choices.
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
“Give up the tyranny of female charm.”
…luck is not to be coerced.”
An intense feeling carries with it its own universe, magnificent or wretched as the case may be.
The revolutionary government was required to become the government of the war.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.