“Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sounds and fury,
- William Shakespeare, Macbeth (5:5:23-28)
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“What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, ‘Never have I heard anything more divine’?”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (P. 87)
All is not chaos; the experience of the absurd is the proof of man’s uniqueness and the foundation of his dignity and freedom.
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (P. 14)
With these as the basic certainties of the human condition, Camus argues that there is no meaning to life.