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Der Mythos von Sisyphos : Ein Versuch über das Absurde

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Return to Book Page. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from sisypos. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason.

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The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end. But a moment always comes when we have to carry it. We live on the future: Yet a day comes when a man notices or says that he is thirty.

Thus he asserts his youth. But simultaneously he situates himself in relation to time.

He takes his place in it. He admits that he stands at a certain point on a curve that he acknowledges having to travel to its end. He belongs to time, and by the horror that seizes him, he recognizes his worst enemy. Tomorrow, he was longing for tomorrow, whereas everything in him ought to reject it.


That revolt of the flesh is the absurd. Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to give to that assurance, the gap will never be filled. Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

But whether or not one can live with one’s passions, whether or not one can accept their law, which is to burn the heart they simultaneously exalt – that is the whole question. This heart within me I can feel, and I judge that it exists.

This world I can touch, and I likewise judge that it exists. There ends all my knowledge, and the rest is construction. For if I try to seize this self of which I feel ssiyphos, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers.

disyphos I can sketch one by one all the aspects it is able to assume, all those likewise that have been attributed to it, this upbringing, this origin, this ardor or these silences, this nobility or this vileness.

But sisy;hos cannot be added up. This very heart which is mine camuw forever remain indefinable to me. Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to give to that assurance the gap will never be filled. Society has but little connection with such beginnings.


The worm is in man’s heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light.

The groping, anxious quest of a Proust, his meticulous collecting of flowers, of wallpapers, and of anxieties, signifies nothing else. The world comes to a stop, but also lights up.

But happiness likewise, in its way, is alhert reason, since it is inevitable. I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me–that is what I understand.

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Quotes by Albert Camus

And these two certainties–my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle–I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope which I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my condition? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads sisy;hos.