Advice from Camus

Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out – I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.
—  Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959
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2 thoughts on “Advice from Camus

    • the great ones definitely have a skewed sense of reality and a different way of approaching life. but maybe that’s only because they experience the world differently than most. the whole notion that the world is insane and the artist is the only sane person on this planet.

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