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HAMM:Scoundrel! Why did you engender me?NAGG:I didn't know.HAMM:What? What didn't you know?NAGG:That it'd be you.(Pause.)
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
With older people, it's quite different. They're reliable, they show you what to do, and there's solidity in their affection.
Youth's longing misconceived inconsistency.Those whom I deemedChanged to my kin, the friends of whom I dreamed, Have aged and lost our old affinity:One has to change to stay akin to me.
I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague that there was no sense talking about it.
Death is a continuation of my life without me...
It is certain that we cannot escape anguish, for we are anguish.
I see the insipid flesh blossoming and palpitating with abandon.
Time is that by which at every moment all things become as nothing in our hands, and thereby lose all their true value.
Still, somewhere in the depths of ourselves we all harbor an ashamed, unsatisfied melancholy that quietly awaits a funeral.
I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.
Il n'y a de réalité que dans l'action.(There is no reality except in action.)
People are like dice. We throw ourselves in the direction of our own choosing.
You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.
Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Par
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
if we possess a why of life we can put up with almost any how.
It is intoxicating joy for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and to forget himself.
The question of being is the darkest in all philosophy.
One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.
Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.
No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.
One must not let oneself be misled: they say 'Judge not!' but they send to Hell everything that stands in their way.
You say 'I' and you are proud of this word. But greater than this- although you will not believe in it - is your body and its great intelligence, which does not say 'I' but performs 'I'.
The wreckage of stars - I built a world from this wreckage.
Nothingness haunts Being.
I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. the will to a system is a lack of integrity.
There is no human nature, since there is no god to conceive it.
There are two ways to go to the gas chamber, free and not free.
A little more and I would have fallen into the mirror trap. I avoided it, but only to fall into the window trap: with nothing to do, my arms dangling, I go over to the window.
The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
It is suicide to be abroad. But what it is to be at home, ... what it is to be at home? A lingering dissolution.
CLOV:Do you believe in the life to come?HAMM:Mine was always that.
I can't go on, I'll go on.
If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world.
bullshit french post-war rationalizing
Existentialism's first move is to make every man aware of what he is and to make the full responsibility of his existence rest on him.
I can always choose, but I ought to know that if I do not choose, I am still choosing.
[E]very man ought to say to himself, "Am I really the kind of man who has the right to act in such a way that humanity might guide itself by my actions?
Pure logic is the impossibility by means of which science is maintained.
Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.
...freedom only gives you something to be sorry for.
Thus it amounts to the same thing whether one gets drunk alone or is a leader of nations.
It's like practicing pole vaulting your entire life, and then getting to the olympics and saying, ‘what the hell did I want to jump over this stupid bar for?
Innumerable arcs intersect and scatter into a vast indefinite sea.
Battle day and night against the guile of oblivion...
Modern Existentialism... is a total European creation, perhaps the last philosophic legacy of Europe to America or whatever other civilization is now on its way to supplant Europe.
I Think, Therefore I Am ... I Think ...
Good gods are scarce because the majority of gods are created by evil men