"Body, like the mountain
Heart, like the ocean
Mind, like the sky."
"But I should like those who will represent French intelligence in the future to be resolved at least never to yield on one or two points. I should like them not to give in when they are told intelligence is always unwelcome, or that it is permissible to lie in order to succeed. I should like them not to give in to guile, to violence, or to inertia."
— Albert Camus, “Defense Of Intelligence”
"I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. I don’t want just any greatness for it, particularly a greatness born of blood and falsehood. I want to keep it alive by keeping justice alive."
— Albert Camus, Letters To A German Friend
"I loathe none but executioners."
— Albert Camus, Preface To “Letters To A German Friend”
unmistakable quality will soon be upon us.
Don’t wait for anything else."
"[Those without shame] fully embraced vulnerability. They believed what made them vulnerable made them beautiful. They didn’t talk about vulnerability being comfortable, nor did they talk about it being excruciating…they just talked about it being necessary. They talked about the willingness to say ‘I love you’ first. The willingness to do something where there’s no guarantees."
"Most things disappoint till you look deeper."
— Graham Greene