Staring at the sea

The absurd man will not commit suicide; he wants to live, without relinquishing any of his certainty, without a future, without hope, without illusions … and without resignation either. He stares at death with passionate attention and this fascination liberates him.

Sartre analysis of Camus’ Mersault, Literary and Philosophical Essay

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide

French: Il n’y a qu’un problème philosophique vraiment sérieux : c’est le suicide.

Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

After another moment’s silence she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.

Camus, The Stranger

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