Quotes about existentialism

“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”

Richard Dawkins

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”

Cornelia Funke

“I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.”

Woody Allen

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”

Albert Camus

“Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”

Umberto Eco

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Samuel Beckett

“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”

Albert Camus

“Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été.”

Albert Camus

“Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question-- 'Is this all?”

Betty Friedan