Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.
You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
There is more sagacity in thy body than in thy best wisdom.
There are always reasons for murdering a man. On the contrary, it is impossible to justify his living. That’s why crime always finds lawyers, and innocence only rarely.
The world of reason is to be regarded as a great and immortal being, who ceaselessly works out what is necessary, and so makes himself lord also over what is accidental.
The unreasonableness of a thing is no argument against its existence, but rather a condition thereof.
The sleep of reason breeds monsters.[Goya]
The rebel does not ask for life, but for reasons for living.
The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true.
The reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.
The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?