Albert Camus on the Absurdity of Choosing to Live

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“Every day must be borne, and the reward for bearing it is another day”

“Crushing truths perish from being acknowledged”

“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile…. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy”