Quotation by Albert Camus

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise ... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. The Myth of Sisyphus, ch. 1, "Absurd Walls," (1942, trans. 1955).
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