~ Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (via rabbitinthemoon)
~ Veronica Roth (via zoeyh2000)
She refers to a phenomenon of moviegoing which I have called certification. Nowadays when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will expand until it evacuates the entire neighborhood. But if he sees a movie which shows his very neighborhood, it becomes possible for him to live, for a time at least, as a person who is Somewhere and not Anywhere.
~ Walker Percy, The Moviegoer (via honeychurch)
~ Albert Camus, from The Myth of Sisyphus, translated by Justin O’Brien
~ Soren Kierkegaard
May I take the ridiculous position of saying that I do not like the way Gide exalts the body? He asks it to restrain its desire to make it keener. Thus he comes dangerously near to those who in brothel slang are called involved or brain-workers. Christianity also wants to suspend desire. But, more natural, it sees a mortification in this. My friend Vincent, who is a cooper and junior breast-stroke champion, has an even clearer view. He drinks when he is thirsty, if he desires a woman tries to go to bed with her, and would marry her if he loved her (this hasn’t yet happened). Afterwards he always says: “I feel better” - and this sums up vigorously any apology that might be made for satiety.
~ Albert Camus, from Summer in Algiers, translated by Justin O’Brien