Albert Camus quote about seeking from The Myth of Sisyphus - Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
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Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.
 Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942). copy citation

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Author Albert Camus
Source The Myth of Sisyphus
Topic seeking truth desire
Date 1942
Language English
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Note Translated by Justin O'Brien
Weblink http://www2.hawaii.edu/~freeman/courses/phil360/16.%20Myth%20of%20Sisyph...

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“Kierkegaard may shout in warning: «If man had no eternal consciousness, if, at the bottom of everything, there were merely a wild, seething force producing everything, both large and trifling, in the storm of dark passions, if the bottomless void that nothing can fill underlay all things, what would life be but despair?» This cry is not likely to stop the absurd man. Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. If in order to elude the anxious question: «What would life be?» one must, like the donkey, feed on the roses of illusion, then the absurd mind, rather than resigning itself to falsehood, prefers, to adopt fearlessly Kierkegaard's reply: «despair.»” source
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