Quote of the day: ART

June 9, 2010


A man’s work is nothing but a slow trek to rediscover through the detours of art those one or two images in whose presence his heart first opened.

— Albert Camus

3 Responses to “Quote of the day: ART”

  1. Steve V. Says:

    Do you know what work by Camus this was taken from, Don?
    I’d like to find the original quote and context.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention; it’s quite thought-provoking.

  2. dshewey Says:

    I don’t know the provenance of this quote, Steve, though it’s touted all over the internet as one of Albert Camus’s famous quotes. I first heard it from Michael Meade, at some men’s gathering.

  3. Steve V. Says:

    I found it, Don. (God bless the internet!)

    “… une oeuvre d’homme n’est rien d’autre que ce long cheminement pour retrouver par les détours de l’art les deux ou trois images simples et grandes sur lesquelles le coeur, une première fois, s’est ouvert. ”
    L’Envers et l’endroit, Préface

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