The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.
There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
Lying can never save us from another lie.
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