"I can accept periods of unhappiness, because I know I will also experience happiness to come."

This is the dualism French writer, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus strived to explore. One of the greatest contributors to the theory of Absurdism, which delved into the constant struggle of people to find inherent meaning in their lives and the inability to find any, due to the vastness of the universe which makes complacent certainty about life impossible. This theory raised important questions about life and mortality. Camus explored different paradoxical shades in life, of darkness and light, of happiness and sorrow and life and death. His writings like The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus and The Plague, to name a few, earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the second youngest recipient of the honour after Rudyard Kipling. His quotes on life will get you thinking about the journey and its nuances.

So stop looking for happiness and start living!

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