3 Day Quotes Challenge – Day 1, 2 and 3

Darren over at The Arty Plantsman has nominated me for this challenge. Thank you my friend for thinking of me. I love quotes. Why? Without a doubt for the reflection and the search of meaning that they motivate. When a quote speaks to me, there is a process of reflection that usually leads to a better understanding of the world around me. This is at least my perception… Plus, as Dietrich says “… it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.” I imagine that many of you feel the same because the use of quotes is quite common on websites.Dietrich
For this challenge, I’ve decided to choose all of my quotes from Albert Camus, a French philosopher born in Algeria, author and journalist. Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominates you – Thanks again Darren. 
  2. Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days – Sorry. I will post my quotes in one blogpost.
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day – 9 nominees it is!

My Quotes:

Day 1.
Quote from Summer (1954).
Day 2. 

“Charm is a way of getting the answer Yes without asking a clear question.”

41F2tUWLElL._SL250_ In this novel Camus addresses the theme of inaction and its consequences.

Day 3. (Three quotes)

“When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning.” 

Reflexions on The Guillotine (1957).

“In that daily effort in which intelligence and passion mingle and delight each other, the absurd man discovers a discipline that will make up the greatest of his strengths.”

The Myth of Sisyphus (1942).

“It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.”

A Happy Death, (1971).

My Nominees: 

To my nominees below: there is no obligation to participate. You can just take this as I sign of my respect for you as a blogger.  Anyone else who wants to have a go is very welcome to do so!
Bitchin’ in the Kitchen – Mish Mash – Plants & Beyond – Through Rose Tinted Glasses – Rhapsody Bohème – Sunny – Sharonshy – Anamika’s Blog – Psychologistmimi
Much love to you all!


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    1. Thanks Kristian. I confess, I do not know that much either about Camus. I have read only three of his books and that was a long long time ago. Camus has in my opinion a modern conception of philosophy. Regarded as one of the great figures of French letters, he also published two essays of philosophical form, namely The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) and The Rebellious Man (1951). He has always refused to call himself a philosopher though. “I’m not a philosopher”, he says. “What interests me is how to behave. And more precisely how one can behave when one believes neither in God nor in reason.” In his Notebooks, he wrote that he is not a philosopher because he thinks “according to words and not according to ideas.” I can’t say I like everything about Camus, but his writings on the metaphysical revolt, directed against the human condition, then the historical revolt, directed against political power, and finally the artistic revolt, directed against the lack of beauty in the world are in my view particularly interesting. Camus was 44 when he got the Nobel price. He died in a car accident three or four years later.

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    1. Thanks Colette. Would you like if in the future that I nominate you? I don’t know if it is the kind of things you like to do or not. Have a lovely weekend.


    2. I don’t really have the time or resources to blog anything more than sporadically, and my blog is sort of a series of connected ideas on how we (humanity) might approach our future, so I don’t tend to blog day-to-day inspirations, rather than to lay down ideas (often controversial).
      So, best not to nominate me, but thanks for the thought. ❤❤❤

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    3. I read all the comments you make on Margit’s blog and I have been meaning to visit your blog as a friend of mine has been prompting me. Thanks so much for your visit.

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  1. Ohh Dominique !J’aime beaucoup ce défi. La 1re citation de Camus a Qqchose de bouleversant pour moi…

    Je suis émerveillée de ta polyvalence! Emmanunuelle a raison :une vraie machine a pop corn! De luxe! xox bisous

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    1. J’aime beaucoup l’image de la machine à pop corn. Haha… Je dois absolument faire quelque chose avec cette idée. C’est trop drôle. merci de ta visite. xoxo


  2. Brilliant choice of quotes, Dominique! Especially the first one speaks to me a lot. Of course I know of Albert Camus but have to admit that I haven’t read anything by him yet – thanks to you this is going to change now and I will put his works among the top 10 on my TBR list! 😄💕

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    1. He is definitely worth reading and I should re-read some of his work myself as I was in my 20s when I discovered him. It’s raining here today. Perfect day to stay in bed with a good book! 💕

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  3. I regret I have never read Camus. But that day 1 quote from Summer is wonderful Dominique. I love reading posts like this and learning from them. And I always enjoy learning more about you and your tastes too. You never fail to surprise and delight me. x

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  4. He is one of my favorite philosophers. I think I know about him and then find out there is more! Thank you for sharing him.
    Quotes are also great fun. I use them a lot on FB. Some people think it is lazy. Piffle. If a quote says something better than I can, I’ll use it!

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    1. Quotes are nice. I use them a lot in my articles. Like you said, “if a quote says something better than I can, I’ll use it”, but I am more motivated by life and I don’t live by quotes. The negative perception of quotes is not new. Even Oscar Wilde believed that the quotes were for lazy people… I must be lazy then. ❤️


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