Some kind of a point.
“I felt like Camus was trying to make some kind of a point”
People will do anything to stop being lonely - just as people will do anything to stop suffocating…That is the great American disease, which is so easily exploited by cynical people. It’s loneliness. It is unbearable.
— Kurt Vonnegut. “The Melancholia of Everything Completed,” in Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview and Other Conversations. Edited by Tom McCartan. (Brooklyn: Melville House, 2011): 146. [This interview originally appeared in Stop Smiling, August 2006]. (via thesewindmills)
“We are such inward secret creatures, that inwardness is the most amazing thing about us, even more amazing than our reason. But we cannot just walk into the cavern and look around. Most of what we think we know about our minds is pseudo-knowledge. We are all such shocking poseurs, so good at inflating the importance of what we think we value.
—Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea