December 15, 2014

There is nothing abstract about pain. It is specific, it is real, and, when it is intense, it is world-destroying.
—Albert Camus
   French philosopher and writer (1913-1960)

Source: quoted in: A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning, by Robert Zaretzky (buy from Amazon)




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