Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Camus on God




“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t,

than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

~Albert Camus (French Algerian Novelist)






Photo source: Werner Horvath: "Albert Camus". Color pencils on paper, 32 x 24 cm, 1997.

4 comments:

christina said...

I have always loved this beautiful quote :)

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

Camus said this? I always thought he didn't believe, I thought that's how existentialists lived, and that he was an existentialist. I'm learning...

Stephen A. Bess said...

Christina-
Yes, It's all about faith and the evidence of things not seen

GG-
I thought the same. I have some Camus I need to read to find out what else was on his mind.

Unknown said...

Camus was an atheist. This quote, at best, has been widely misinterpreted; even more likely, Camus never said it. A quick google search will bring up no credible sources but much skepticism.

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