you will never live if...

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
-Albert Camus


Anonymous said…
Just something I was reading:

“And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight-isn’t that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you’re less fearful and less anxious and generally stronger as a result: isn’t it amazing that a completely invisible thing in your head can feel realer than anything you’ve experienced before? You see things more clearly and you know that you’re seeing them more clearly. And it comes to you that this is life…”
--The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (character Sylvia)

MH said…
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."

~C.S. Lewis

It's funny like that. The things that matter seem to be the things you cannot simply look for and find just like that(! and snap). Things come to you when you don't want them, or when you don't expect them.

Then again, since when did we ever expect to be capable of profound thought at all?

~Mary Helen~
Anonymous said…
a 1000 miles in reality, a few blinks for a dream...
Heath Black said…
camus also said something really amazing one time that struck me personally it was something along the lines of.... "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." man....that was kool.
Anonymous said…
well, to add to the flow of quotes in response to your quote:

"happiness comes from the root hap which means chance. happiness is circumstantial. its had to do with life going the way we want it to go and the feeling we experience when that happens.
but there are so many other moments in life when life doesnt happen according to our desires"

i just read that from a friends online journal and she doesn't know where it came from, either, but i thought it was appropriate.

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