Quoets for Poets: Camus & Cohen

"From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the 
most harrowing of all.  But whether or not one can live with one's 
passions, whether or not one can accept their law, which is to burn 
the heart they simultaneously exalt--that is the whole question."
                                                          --Albert Camus

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
                                                          --Leonard Cohen

Quoets for Poets: Camus

I've been re-reading The Myth of Sisyphus again....

"All this is good and I wait for you to continue.  But you tell me 
of an invisible planetary system in which electrons gravitate around a 
nucleus.  You explain this world to me with an image.  I realize then 
that you have been reduced to poetry: I shall never know."

                 --Albert Camus