697 آلبر کامو
تا وقتی بیگانه را نخوانده بودم تفکیک کامو از کافکا برام دشوار بود. کامو با عقبه آفریقایی با آن بی اعتنایی و بی تفاوتی کجا و کافکا یهودی مقید و سخت گیر بلوک شرق کجا. با این قدم های مورچه وارم در راستای شناختن نویسندگان، امروز خوشحالم که وقتی می شنوم آلبر کامو نویسنده طاعون و بیگانه در ذهنم نقش می بندد نه نویسنده محاکمه و مسخ. خدایا شکرت
به مناسب تولد آلبر کامو در 7 نوامبر (16آبان) این چند جمله از ایشان تقدیم خودم
My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus
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.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
نامه تشکر کامو به معلم دوران ابتدایی پس از دریافت نوبل
Dear Monsieur Germain,
I let the commotion around me these days subside a bit before speaking to you from the bottom of my heart. I have just been given far too great an honor, one I neither sought nor solicited. But when I heard the news, my first thought, after my mother, was of you. Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to the small poor child that I was, without your teaching and example, none of all this would have happened. I don’t make too much of this sort of honor. But at least it gives me the opportunity to tell you what you have been and still are for me, and to assure you that your efforts, your work, and the generous heart you put into it still live in one of your little schoolboys who, despite the years, has never stopped being your grateful pupil. I embrace you with all my heart.