“As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.” (Camus)


“All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.” (Sartre)


“I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it… The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself…” (Nietzsche)


“The only thing I know is that I know nothing.” (Socrates)


“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.” (Camus)


“When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ‘It is talking to me, and about me.’” (Kierkegaard)


“God is dead.” (Nietzsche)


“We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.” (Schopenhauer)


“I can negate everything of that part of me that lives on vague nostalgias, except this desire for unity, this longing to solve, this need for clarity and cohesion. I can refute everything in this world surrounding me that offends or enraptures me, except this chaos, this sovereign chance and this divine equivalence which springs from anarchy. I don’t know whether this world has meaning that transcends it. But I know that I do not know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms.” (Camus)


“Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.” (Sartre)


“There are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.” (Kierkegaard)


“Hell is other people.” (Sartre)