Posts Tagged 'Albert Camus'

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/25/20

Why is Albert Camus Still a Stranger in His Native Algeria ...

Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”   —   Albert Camus

(One of those days, Al?  Yeah, I think we’ve all been there.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/20

Would Camus' Sisyphus want Basic Income? — Musing Mind

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.”   —   Albert Camus

(Camus could be a real weird dude!  I think he kind of believed that absolutely nothing matters.  Those durn absurdists!  Be well and do good, friends.  Because, I think it does matter.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/04/19

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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”   —   Albert Camus

(This one was relatively simple for me to decode.  Interesting quote though.  Sounds like it could motivate people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/31/16

English: Albert Camus in 1957

English: Albert Camus in 1957 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charm is a way of getting the answer Yes without asking a clear question.”   —   Albert Camus

(Something that I’ve not always been very adept at.  For a long time I always thought Camus lived a couple hundred years ago, like Alexandre Dumas.  There is a certain kind of similarity in the two names, but it mostly shows how poorly read I am.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/08/14


Compassion (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.”   —   Albert Camus


Generosity (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)


(Another quote that sounds funny, presumably because there is no real context to it.  It definitely sounds like he doesn’t like “charity”, which is a little strange because that does require at least a modicum of generosity.  Maybe he objects to a lot of the formality of charity, as opposed to simple generosity.  There are arguments that the reasons for giving to charities aren’t always altruistic.  Things like; religious obligation, tax benefits and ego issues:  Hey, look at me.  I gave this much to so and so, and this much to so and so, etc.  But, even the act of generosity can be viewed as less than altruistic.   “Cast our bread upon the waters, and it will come back to us tenfold”, which apparently is a misquoting of the Bible.  Giving and being kind is always a good thing, in my opinion, and the idea/belief that the universe is better off for it gives us those warm and fuzzy feelings.  But, I guess it’s a matter of expectation.  If you fully expect that your giving is going to result in your getting – tenfold, no less – then that act of giving/generosity is based on a kind of greed.  Many people give some pretty pricey gifts with the expectation that they will soon/eventually receive expensive gifts in kind.  To be truly generous you have to be able to give with no expectation of getting something in return.  Simple and compassionate acts of kindness, and simple gifts, would seem to be more in the spirit of true generosity.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Very Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/04/14

Français : Illustration pour la fiche Albert C...

Français : Illustration pour la fiche Albert Camus, la parole manquante (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage and profound indifference.”   —   Albert Camus


Integrity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(This one almost had me calling it quits!  I hated the thought of admitting defeat.  I toyed with ALBERT being the author’s first name, but completely forgot about Camus.  I was pretty certain the W was A and the C was I, then the R being E, and using those with ALBERT got me to REAL, then NOBILITY.  Then it all fell into place.  Strange kind of quote though!  I take it he wasn’t referring to the aristocracy, but to virtue and integrity.  It’s still a bit much for my little pea-brain to comprehend!  How do you guys interpret this quote?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR



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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/11/13

Français : Tombe d'Albert Camus

Français : Tombe d’Albert Camus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”   —   Albert Camus

(I’m almost positive this is supposed to be read with quotation marks around normal.  Too much of society expects a man to be a God fearing, meat eating, sports loving, flower hating, all masculine, heterosexual male.  Not everyone can – or wants to – fit that bill.  Not even your dear old uncle.  Be well . . . be accepting and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/13


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Some people talk in their sleep.  Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”   —   Albert Camus

(Very funny.  For me, it all depends on the combination subject matter and lecturer.  Some subjects are going to bore you to tears . . . no matter what.  Some speakers are just too monotone and unanimated.  Ideally, you get someone who is a skilled speaker and the topic is of interest to you.  If it’s not ideal . . . they better not lower the lights!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

PS.  Sometimes I forget that Camus is more of a contemporary writer, and not a “classical” writer.  To my eye, his name is very similar to that of Dumas, who I think most would consider a classical writer.  Hey!  The are both Als!  Carry on, kids.   —   YUR 

(Way Delayed) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/13/11

Camus parole

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Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”   — Albert Camus

(Works for me!  . . . sometimes.  Until tomorrow.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/29/09

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”   — Albert Camus

(Why does this statement make me think of those commentators such as Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh?  Guys who – day in and day out – spout the equivalent of yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, and then somehow justify it all as “just entertainment”.  These jackals prey on the fears and insecurities of a quickly declining majority.  These low creatures utilize “jackal language” to subvert all feelings of compassion and/or empathy for those who aren’t like them.  Wild beasts, indeed.) —   YUR

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